Galveston Movie Theaters

Movie Theaters

Looking for something fun and exciting to do? Tired of the same old beach and restaurants? Well do I have an activity for you!

Why not go see a movie at one of Galveston’s local theaters? It gives you a chance to learn more about Galveston’s history as well as see movies in 3D! It is also something you and your whole family can enjoy together.

Today we will discuss some local movie theaters that you can visit during your vacation in Galveston.


The Pier 21 Theater is located at 21st Street and Harborside Drive directly above the Willie G’s. Entrance on the second floor. It is recommended that you arrive at least 15 minutes before the show starts. Here are the movies that will be presented to you:

The Great Storm

This movie tells the story of the devastating hurricane that swept through Galveston in 1900. It shares real life stories of survivors who experienced the storm first hand. You also get to see the remarkable photos taken of the devastation after the storm.

This movie definitely gave me a whole new insight into Galveston’s deep history. I would see if again and would recommend you seeing it as well.

The Pirate Island of Jean Lafitte

This movie documents the life of a very misunderstood man. Was he a business man or smuggler? Pirate of honorable patriot? Murderer or war hero? You ultimately get to decide as you take a deep dive into the everyday actions of Jean Lafitte. He used Galveston as his base of operations, but for what? Get a ticket to the movie and find out for yourself. 🙂

Galveston-Gateway on the Gulf

This movie tells the story of all the immigrants who shape Galveston to be the beautiful and thriving island that it is today. Between the years 1835 and 1935, over 200,000 immigrants came to Galveston in search of a better life and to start businesses. Through this diverse group of immigrants’ hard work and sacrifice, Galveston would eventually be known as “America’s Gateway on the Gulf.”


Admission is $6 for adults, $5 for kids ages 6-18, and free for kids under 6. For more information about the Pier 21 theater, please click here.


This theater has the WORLD’S first giant-screen 4K 6-Primary Laser Projection System in the MG 3D Theater. There is an exquisite surround sound system as well as a state-of-the-art 3D viewing experience.  Here are a couple of movies you can see:

Antarctica 3D

While Antarctica may seem like a dead and forbidden continent filled with large sheets of ice, it is a fragile place home to a large variety of living species. You get to see some incredible views, local animals, and even large glaciers up-close. You won’t want to miss it!

Great White Shark 3D

The iconic and misunderstood predator, the Great White Shark, can be seen more up-close than you ever thought possible right through the eyes of people who swim directly next to them!

For more information and pricing for the Moody Gardens Theater as well as other movies playing, please click here.

Address: 1 Hope Blvd, Galveston, TX 77554