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Address: 2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
Phone Number: +1 409-763-8808
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Interesting History of Galveston (The Great Storm)

Although this movie was interesting and showed the history of Galveston in that period, it is more of a slide type documentary. As the show began, the storm scenes could have... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed August 22, 2016
davidsusanh2016
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Georgetown, Texas
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Jacksonville TX
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Venue was clean, staff was friendly but we really expected more. The films were short and cheaply made, not that informative.

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Georgetown, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Although this movie was interesting and showed the history of Galveston in that period, it is more of a slide type documentary. As the show began, the storm scenes could have been depicted better, but as the show ended, we thought it was good and gave a better picture of history. The small theatre was attractive and clean. The publishing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

we saw both the Jean Lafitte movie and The Great Storm video and found them both the be very informative and worth the small amount of entrance fee.

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Maquoketa, Iowa
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2016

Pier 21 theater was raved about by a local that we had talked to, so we decided to check it out. The girl at the admissions counter looked less than enthused to be there and looked like she'd rather be somewhere else. The background music and noise were so loud that we couldn't hear the voices of the narrators of... More 

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

We saw The Great Storm, a 25 minute movie about the 1900 Galveston hurricane. $6 per person was too much for what it was. It was my husband and I so we paid $12 and it reminded me of those cheesy movies you had to watch in history class...and I love history! I did learn some things from the movie,... More 

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1 Thank Carrie G
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Was told to make sure and check out this theater. We watched the Great Storm - it was a good history lesson and a short movie.

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1 Thank Jessica G
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2016

We stopped in to see the movie on the 1900 hurricane. Ticket was $6 each, and the "movie" was about 25 minutes long. I say "movie" because it was essentially a slideshow. The explanations were good, and the script was enjoyable, but for the price, I expected something more impressive. If you can somehow get a half-price discount, it is... More 

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Austin, Texas
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2016

There are just two short films of relatively low quality, and , of course, a gift shop. No artifacts, photos or other displays of the horrendous storm.

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Hull, Massachusetts
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

Film about the 1900 Hurricane/Flood was dated and not of good quality. It was fairly superficial. We decided not to see other films here.

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1 Thank Janet B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 11, 2016 via mobile

My family with two teenagers and a 7 year old enjoyed the information that the two documentaries provided. Great history lesson about Galveston Island. The theatre is close to some great restaurants and just a block from the Strand. We watched the Great Storm and the documentary on Jean Lafitte'.

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