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Review of Pier 21 Theater

Pier 21 Theater
Ranked #4 of 11 Fun & Games in Galveston
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

The show was not very well done IMHO. I have seen the episode that A&E, or Discovery or one of those networks did on the Galveston storm and it was waaayyy better. Everything you see on the screen is still photos. Even if they had tied the still photography to the way the town looks today it would have had more meaning.
The show on Jean Lafayette was done with actors but was a really small portion of the man's life. Again, had they tried to tie in the original information about the town he founded Campeche, with the fact that the remains of Maison Rouge, the is foundation, located at 1417 Harborside Drive near the Galveston wharf. I didn't find this out until later, at it is not mentioned anywhere in the theater or the film.
$10.00 to sit and watch the to shows which total maybe 30 min. is way to steep a price for what you get.

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Reviewed November 25, 2013

The show about the 1900 hurricane was wonderful.

Recommend to anyone to learn more about Galveston and see this show.

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Reviewed November 16, 2013 via mobile

The theatre itself is easy to find and you can park for free (ticket will be validated), comfortable theatre style seating, friendly staff, & nice little gift shop. However, for it to have been the largest natural disaster in US history, the film was just not that impressive. There were good facts shared and a few pictures post-storm that stood out, but the style and production just simply was lacking in presentation. It really needs some new professional help to make a must see film in the very city this event occurred in!

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Reviewed October 13, 2013

The film is very well done. I've heard about it since I moved to TX 15 years ago; this made it real. There is thee hours of free parking for Pier 21 visitors in the lots in front of the buildings, so we had lunch too, at a restaurant nearby.

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Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

Through the actual words of the survivors and excellent documentation via storm photos, you really experience the effects of this disaster...very sobering, but also encouraging due to the way residents responded. This is a must see!

Thank Charles J
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