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“Pretty interesting”
Review of Pier 21 Theater

Pier 21 Theater
Ranked #4 of 11 Fun & Games in Galveston
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New York City, New York
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168 reviews
58 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Pretty interesting”
Reviewed July 23, 2013 via mobile

Note: this is a video, not an IMAX. It provides historical background for the 1900 hurricane though it wasn't produced all that well and isn't exactly captivating. However, I think it's still worth a visit of you're in the area.

Visited July 2013
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Austin, Texas
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34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“quick look at the original Galveston”
Reviewed July 21, 2013

The Storm film explains who Galveston was before and after the 1900 storm. It is hard to imagine a city being able to rebuild and survive after such a huge loss of lives and of the town structure itself. It was an interesting.

Visited July 2013
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Wood River, Illinois
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44 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Movies 1900 Hurricane & Pirate Lafitte”
Reviewed July 13, 2013

1900 Hurricane, just showed pictures. and drawings, still interesting information... The Pirate Lafitte, was a movie, and very much enjoyed. Not recommended for children, they wouldn't understand

Visited May 2013
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Pacific, Missouri
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121 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Very short and not enough info”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

We watched the 27 minutes of the "Great Storm" of Galveston at the Pier 21 Theater for $5 (with $1 off coupon). The theater is very nice and located just above Willie G's Restaurant. If you park in the neighboring lot, the theater provides a 2 hr. free parking ticket, whereas if you eat at one of the restaurants, they provide 3 hrs. of parking. The movie is of the great hurricane of September 1900 which killed an estimate of 6,000 people and virtually wiped out the island. The commentary in the movie tells a story of the event using original pictures and sketches of the destruction. There is some rare footage but not much. The story lightly touches on the rebuilding of the island by raising the surroundings and building the current seawall. The movie could have been more enjoyable if it included more about how they went about building the seawall. We just thought it seemed unfinished........

Visited June 2013
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Louisiana
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20 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Very Educational”
Reviewed June 11, 2013

We had a nice time, kids were a little bored. But as for me I loved the history of Galveston, and The Great Storm.

Visited July 2012
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