Dive into daily historical film screenings at Pier 21 Theater in Galveston

The Great Storm aftermath | Photo courtesy of Library of Congress

Relive history with daily film screenings about storms, pirates, and the Island’s role in immigration at Pier 21 Theater in Galveston.

If you’re on Galveston Island and looking for a better way to get in touch with the deep history of the area, then drop by Pier 21 Theater for one of their daily screenings of films that could enrich your time in the storied city.

Located above Willie G’s on the corner of 21st Street and Harborside Drive, Pier 21 Theater provides guests a broader examination of significant events and figures that have graced Galveston over the past centuries.

Click here for more information on screenings at Pier 21 Theater.

Photo courtesy of Galveston CVB

Reel-to-reel history

No matter what day you find yourself in Galveston, Pier 21 Theater has a screening that will help you explore the Island’s history. Here’s what playing at Pier 21 Theater:

  • The Great Storm – This digital restoration tells the personal stories of survivors and the recovery effort following the catastrophic storm that hit Galveston Island on September 8, 1900. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and ages 6 to 18, free for ages under 6. Screens daily.
  • The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte – In the early 1800s, this infamous pirate made his base of operations on Galveston Island, from where he would make marauding runs into the Gulf of Mexico, targeting merchant ships and others. This film, directed by C. Grant Mitchell, dives into the seeming contradictions of character found in the notorious Jean Lafitte. Tickets are $6 for adults, $5 for students and ages 6 to 18, free for ages under 6. Screens daily.
  • Galveston: Gateway on the Gulf – More than 200,000 immigrants flowed through the ports of Galveston in a period between 1835 and 1935, helping to grow and enrich the city that could come to be known as America’s Gateway on the Gulf. This film tells the stories of immigrants that gave the city its unique cultural heritage. Tickets are $8 for adults, $7 for students and ages 6 to 18, free for ages under 6. Screens Thursday through Monday.
The pirate Jean Lafitte | Photo courtesy of Galveston Historical Foundation

About Galveston Historical Foundation 

Formed in 1954 from the merger of Galveston Historical Society with a new organization, Galveston Historical Foundation has since served as a non-profit entity devoted to historic preservation and history in Galveston County.

Over the last sixty years, Galveston Historical Foundation has expanded its mission to encompass community redevelopment, historic preservation advocacy, maritime preservation, coastal resiliency and stewardship of historic properties.

Click here to learn more about Galveston Historical Foundation and its mission.

Pier 21 Theater in Galveston

Photo courtesy of Library of Congress

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