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Pier 21 Theater at Texas

Pier 21 Theater

2100 Harborside Drive, Galveston, Texas, 77550
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pier 21 theater in galveston, texas

History comes alive at Pier 21 Theater, which is around the corner from Harbor House Hotel & Marina. Three short films play on a daily basis. Topics range from the 1900 hurricane that destroyed Galveston Island to the area's pirate past to the more than 133,000 immigrants who arrived seeking a better life. Families with kids, history buffs and everyone in between will be drawn to these well-done documentaries.



"The Great Storm" & "The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte"
  • Adults: $6
  • Students (6-18): $5
  • Children (under 6): Free
"Galveston - Gateway On The Gulf"
  • Adults: $8
  • Students (6-18): $7
  • Children (under 6): Free


"The Great Storm"
  • Daily, every hour on the hour: 11:00 a.m. - 3 p.m. & 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
"The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte"
  • Daily, every hour on the hour: 11:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
"Galeveston - Gateway to the Gulf"
  • Daily: 10:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.


  • APA Car Show (Pier 21)
  • Yaga's Wild Game Cook-Off (Pier 21)
  • Galveston Maritime Day (Pier 21)


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  • What's the running time of the films at Pier 21 Theater?

    At 56 minutes, "Galveston - Gateway On The Gulf" is the longest of the three films. The other two are much shorter. "The Great Storm" is just under one-half hour and "The Pirate Island of John Lafitte" is a mere 18 minutes.
  • How strict are the start times for the films?

    Very strict. In fact, it's important that you show up to Pier 21 Theater at least 15 minutes before any of the documentaries begin as there is no late seating.

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