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Pier 21 Theater

2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
+1 409-763-8808
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Very informative movies

we saw both the Jean Lafitte movie and The Great Storm video and found them both the be very... read more

Reviewed 29 July 2016
Michelle J
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Texas
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Pier 21 theater was raved about by a local that we had talked to, so we decided to check it out... read more

Reviewed 14 July 2016
Jennie3298
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Maquoketa, Iowa
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  • Average22%
  • Poor12%
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2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
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Reviewed 29 July 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.

1  Thank Michelle J
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Reviewed 14 July 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...More

1  Thank Jennie3298
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Reviewed 30 June 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...More

1  Thank Carrie G
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Reviewed 24 June 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.

1  Thank Jessica G
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Reviewed 22 May 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,...More

Thank Brian M
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Reviewed 7 May 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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Reviewed 16 April 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.

2  Thank Janet B
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Reviewed 12 March 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...More

1  Thank Tommy-Angie S
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Reviewed 18 February 2016

The Great Storm video presentation is a great oral history of the early days of Galveston and the Great Storm. The first hand accounts are supported by a well produced video collection of pictures, drawings, and documents which reinforce the intensity of the storm and...More

Thank Richard S
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Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

We went to see The Great Storm movie...but it wasn't a movie, merely a collection of drawings, photos, and narratives from the storm. While we learned something new, like what happened to the bodies, we were disappointed with the presentation given for the admission charged.

Thank Pamela H
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