About Film Streams

Film Streams is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing the cultural environment of the Omaha-Council Bluffs area through the presentation and discussion of film as an art form. In July 2007, we opened the Ruth Sokolof Theater, our two-screen cinema located within the Saddle Creek Records complex in North Downtown Omaha.

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.

Open seven days a week, our cinema hosts four principal programs:

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. Whenever possible, we feature the highest quality 35mm prints and DCP restorations.

Arts in Education
Diverse offerings, including a monthly Student Night and field trip opportunities, teaching area students how to interpret films in a cultural context, empathize with characters in ways that are beneficial to their own personal development, and analyze film as an art form.

Community Development
Through our Community Development program, Film Streams has collaborated with dozens of nonprofits and community groups throughout the Omaha metropolitan area on film-based events that speak to their missions and programming, and to our own of presenting and discussing film as an art form. The program is overseen by a dedicated committee made up of civic leaders.

Special Programs
Complementing each of the aforementioned areas are our Special Programs, including screenings with visiting filmmakers and guests, live musical performances to silent classics, and an annual Local Filmmakers Showcase celebrating the work of area artists.

Our Film Icons

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