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“Galveston history...a "must see"”
Review of Pier 21 Theater

Pier 21 Theater
Ranked #4 of 11 Fun & Games in Galveston
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Lexington, Kentucky
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6 reviews
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“Galveston history...a "must see"”
Reviewed December 31, 2012

The Great Storm film was extremely informative and gave us an understanding of the town and the history of the seawall, homes, businesses, and downtown. After taking the Chamber of Commerce tour, this film explained the uniqueness of the island town and its resilience.

Visited December 2012
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Fritz Creek, Alaska
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370 reviews
172 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“There are 2 Movies - See Both”
Reviewed November 2, 2012

As billed the Movie about the Great Storm of 1900 is shown here. As reviewed it is a Very Good movie, very informative. There is an option for a second movie about Jean Lafitte. It too was very interesting and worth watching. I would have given them 5 stars if they had some displays while waiting for the movies.

Visited October 2012
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Reading, United Kingdom
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117 reviews
59 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“GOOD HISTORY RECORDED HERE”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

We watched a film depicting the 1900 Great Storm. Well worth it. A well stocked book shop / souviner shop. Could have spent a fortune but with a restricted baggage allowance, had to reel myself in!!

Visited September 2012
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North Las Vegas, Nevada
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34 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth seeing all three videos”
Reviewed October 20, 2012

We saw the 3 videos - hour long one on immigration, one on Jean Lafitte (somewhat hoaky, but interesting) and one on The Great Storm - these two both are about half an hour each. The films are excellent and give you good information about Galveston that comes back to you if you look at other attractions. The immigration video is full of information about Galveston as a major immigration port in the 1800's, just like Ellis Island was and lots of stories about how things changed with the times.

Visited October 2012
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Benton City, Washington
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81 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Hurricane Film”
Reviewed October 4, 2012

We watched the Hurricane film. It was amazing to see how they recovered after such a devastating event. After seeing the film we watched for the plaques on the buildings showing the water levels. Most were over our heads!

Visited September 2012
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