About Film Streams

Film Streams is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization in Omaha, Nebraska. Our mission is to enhance the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs metropolitan area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form.

Our organization oversees two wonderful and distinct cinemas: (1) the Ruth Sokolof Theater, the two-screen venue we opened in 2007 within the Saddle Creek Records complex in North Downtown Omaha, and (2) the historic Dundee Theater, Omaha’s last surviving single-screen neighborhood cinema, which we’re in the process of renovating and plan to reopen by 2018.

Film Streams’ Ruth Sokolof Theater — and the Dundee Theater to come — is open seven days a week and hosts a variety of programs within five principal areas:

First-Run Films
American independents, documentaries, and foreign films making their theatrical premieres in Omaha and the surrounding region.

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

Arts in Education
Year-round opportunities for students to engage with film as an art form, including Daytime Education Screenings for visiting classes and a monthly Student Night the first Monday of every month when any regularly scheduled program is free with valid school ID.

Community Development
Collaborative screenings and discussions with other nonprofits in the Omaha area, using film as a springboard for important conversations about the world at large and our community in particular.

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

Our Film Icons

  • First-Run
  • Forever Young
  • Great Directors
  • Repertory
  • Community Development
  • Silents in Concert
  • Sights on Sounds
  • Education
  • Filmmaker Screening
  • Free Event