PIER 21 THEATER
Pier 21 Theater is located at 21st Street and Harborside Drive on the 2nd floor, above WillieG’s. Entrance is located on south-east corner of building.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes before show time. No late seating is allowed.
The Great Storm
The Great Storm, the story of the 1900 hurricane that hit Galveston Island on Sept. 8, has been digitally restored from its 35MM slide presentation to an advanced wide-screen, high definition format. This documentary shares the personal stories of survivors and the recovery of Galveston following the deadliest natural disaster in United States history. This new HD version shows incredible detail and clarity in the black and white photos taken after the disaster and used in the documentary.
The Great Storm shows daily every hour on the hour, from 11 a.m. 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. 6 p.m., at the Pier 21 Theater, Harborside Drive and 21st St. Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students, ages 6 to 18, and free for children under 6.
The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte
Find Out About A Real-Life Pirate - Pirate or patriot? Smuggler or businessman? Merciless murderer and thief, or hero in time of war? These are the contradictions of the legendary Jean Laffite. His harsh actions have secured his place in infamy, but his motives remain a mystery to this day. Whatever the reasons, the mere mention of Laffite in the early decades of the 1800s sent merchant ships throughout the Gulf of Mexico racing for safe harbor. During the last three years of his marauding campaign, Laffite made Galveston Island his base of operations. As for the treasure he is said to have buried there, none has been found…yet.
The Pirate Island of Jean Laffite shows daily every half hour, from 11:30 5:30, at the Pier 21 Theater, Harborside Drive and 21st St.
Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for students, ages 6 to 18, and free for children under 6.
Galveston Gateway on the Gulf
Between 1835 and 1935, more than 200,000 immigrants from all over the world entered the United States through Galveston, Texas. Their stories are as rich and diverse as their origins, and they gave the island a most unique cultural heritage which continues today.
Galveston Gateway on the Gulf shows daily at 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at the Pier 21 Theater, Harborside Drive and 21st St. Admission is $8 for adults, $7 for students, ages 6 to 18, and free for children under 6.
1900 Great Storm Theater