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Film Streams is a 501(c)3 nonprofit arts organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form.

Our organization oversees two wonderful and distinct cinemas: the Ruth Sokolof Theater, the two-screen venue we opened in 2007 within the Saddle Creek Records complex in North Downtown Omaha, and the historic Dundee Theater, Omaha’s longest surviving neighborhood cinema, which we’ll reopen in late 2017.

Open seven days a week, our two cinemas host a variety of programs within five principal areas:

New Releases

New American independents, documentaries, and international films making their theatrical premieres in Omaha and the surrounding region.

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Repertory Selections

Classic films, themed series, director retrospectives, and revivals celebrating the history and cultural spectrum of film as art, presented with the highest quality 35mm prints and DCP restorations available.

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Community Development

Collaborative screenings with other nonprofit organizations, using film as a catalyst for important conversations about our community and the world around us.

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Education

Year-round film-education opportunities for all ages, including a Daytime Education Program in which teachers bring their classes to our cinema(s) for field-trip screenings and discussions, and Courses, a public program of multi-film seminars for adult audiences.

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Special Programs

Q&As with visiting filmmakers, live musical performances to silent classics, an annual Local Filmmakers Showcase, and other special events complementing each of the aforementioned areas.

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As a nonprofit committed to screening films based on their creative, artistic, and social merits, Film Streams depends on the support of our membership program, individual donors, grants from foundations, corporations and government organizations, and community volunteers. We also benefit from the proceeds of our Feature galas, which bring some of the greatest living artists in film to Omaha for conversations about their careers and perspectives on the medium.

We are proud members of the Art House Convergence community of cinemas and either current or past participants of such national film programs as Science on Screen and Sundance Institute Film Forward

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