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Address: 2100 Harborside Dr, Galveston, Galveston Island, TX 77550-1656
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Interesting History of Galveston (The Great Storm)

Although this movie was interesting and showed the history of Galveston in that period, it is more of a slide type documentary. As the show began, the storm scenes could have... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2016
Georgetown, Texas
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White oak texas
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46 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I love reading about the Galveston storm of 1900 but was very disappointed in the 27 minute documentary about the event. Felt very poorly put together and out of focus for the entire presentation. We also watched a documentary about the pirate era...again disappointing. The only good thing about these 2 films were they didn't take a lot of our... More 

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Trabuco Canyon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2017

It should be better priced as a $5 deal for 27 minutes of an amateur documentary. We learned what we wanted and rested after the long walk we had taken. Not interesting for young children in my opinion.

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 11 April 2017

Both films seem amateurish by today's standards and need to be updated. I've seen better documentaries on the Great Storm of 1900 on PBS and the History Channel. The films are mercifully short yet relatively expensive , almost has a tourist trap feel to it. Theater needs a modern sound system and 3-D wouldn't be a bad idea either.

Thank skw11018
Jacksonville TX
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Venue was clean, staff was friendly but we really expected more. The films were short and cheaply made, not that informative.

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Georgetown, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Although this movie was interesting and showed the history of Galveston in that period, it is more of a slide type documentary. As the show began, the storm scenes could have been depicted better, but as the show ended, we thought it was good and gave a better picture of history. The small theatre was attractive and clean. The publishing... More 

1 Thank davidsusanh2016
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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
Maquoketa, Iowa
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44 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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 and noise were so loud that we couldn't hear the voices of the narrators of... More 

1 Thank Jennie3298
Houston, Texas
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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 watch in history class...and I love history! I did learn some things from the movie,... 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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73 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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, I expected something more impressive. If you can somehow get a half-price discount, it is... More 

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