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Pier 21 Theater

2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
+1 409-763-8808
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Documentary of big storm

Decided to watch the documentary of the big storm of Galveston So glad we did. It was very... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
beachnboat67
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Buffalo, New York
via mobile
Well done documentary on the Great Storm of 1900

In 1900, before hurricanes were given names, Galveston suffered the worst disaster in American... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
John B
,
Charlotte, North Carolina
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  • Excellent33%
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  • Average21%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible4%
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“great storm” (57 reviews)
“jean lafitte” (9 reviews)
“short film” (3 reviews)
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2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Decided to watch the documentary of the big storm of Galveston So glad we did. It was very informative. Only $6 a person. You really learned aot about the tragedy and rebuilding of the city!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In 1900, before hurricanes were given names, Galveston suffered the worst disaster in American history when over 4,000 people died. The film is comprised largely of photos from the era, similar to a Ken Burns type of production. It was very well done and very...More

Thank John B
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

We watched the two docos on the 1900 hurricane and the pirate/privateer Laffite. The former was the better; it's amazing that Galveston is still here given this and other hurricane's over the last hundred years. Given that the film-maker only had a few stills to...More

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Reviewed 17 March 2018

One cannot visit Galveston without understanding the impact of hurricanes on the island. The short film The Storm recounts the events of the hurricane of 1900. The impact is presented not simply in statistical data but in human terms. Thank God meteorology has come a...More

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Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

The woman selling tickets definitely doesn’t like her job. Impatient with questions and rude. We saw Lafitte movie which was fine but only 20 minutes long. We paid 12$ for that?!! Come on. 3$ each seems a fairer price.

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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Movie was very good. Lots of details, felt like you were going through it. Pen and ink drawings appropriate for the time.

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Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

Planned on only watching "The Great Storm" but because of our arrival time decided to also watch "Jean Lafitte". That movie was relatively interesting but "The Great Storm" was so well done. A sad story of the great hurricane of 1900 that destroyed so much...More

Thank Laurel M
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Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

Have seen some of the other reviews about the service. When we went all was good. Friendly people there, and at the next door museum with the Elissa. Watched the Great Storm movie. Was quite interesting. Not something for young kids however. Ours we're scared...More

Thank Mark H
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Reviewed 21 July 2017 via mobile

I have never been to a business where they make it so hard to do business. Our first attempt we made it on time but two in our party were parking so the cashier refused us. I asked her for directions on how to get...More

Thank Karinda B
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Reviewed 10 June 2017

It cost $6 to watch a 27 minute movie. It cost $4 to park for an hour. So $10 for 27 minute movie. Movie should be updated and longer. Just go to the library to learn about 1900 disaster,

Thank melscar_2000
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