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Film Streams at the Ruth Sokolof Theater


Omaha's nonprofit arthouse cinema, featuring new American independents, foreign films, and documentaries, as well as a repertory program of classics, themed series, and director retrospectives. Open seven days a week.

Hours and Price - General
  • Price: $9 General; $7 Students, Seniors, Teachers, Military & those arriving by bike; $4.50 Members
Tourism News - Announcements
  • Announcements: Now Serving… In addition to traditional movie theater treats and Blue Line coffee, Film Streams’ Concessions Bar offers beer, wine, and a variety of specialty items. Membership Benefits Include Perks for Families In addition to the best ticket price in town — just $4.50 for any film – and a 20% discount off concessions orders, Film Streams Members enjoy an early purchase period for many special events at the Ruth Sokolof Theater. (For example, if a special event goes on sale Friday to the general public, Film Streams Members are often able to purchase tickets beginning Wednesday.) An annual Individual Membership costs $50, with discounted Memberships ($35) available to seniors, students, teachers and active or retired military. For Dual Memberships and above, the $4.50 ticket discount extends to two adults plus all family members and guests under 18. Film Streams offers family and children’s programming, making Dual Membership a great option for families. A Dual Membership costs $100 (or $70 for seniors). Higher levels of Membership include: • Invitations to preview screenings and discounted theater rentals for Supporter Members • Unlimited number of discounted tickets ($4.50) for Patron Members • Reserved seating for Benefactor Members • For Director Members, a Special Movie Night for friends, including a cinema tour and private party in Film Streams’ upstairs event space As a nonprofit committed to screening films based on their creative, artistic, and social merits, Film Streams depends on the support of Members and individual donors. For additional information, please visit the “Membership” page at, or click the following link: For questions or requests, please contact Hallie Sharkey at (402) 933-0259 or
  • 2017 Oscar Nominated Short Films

    Feb 21, 2017 Recurring daily

    Don’t miss this year’s Animated, Live-Action, and Documentary Academy Award-nominated Short Films. Experience the nominees for yourself (and vote for your favorites!) in advance of the awards show

  • Forever Young Family & Children’s Film Series

    Feb 23, 2017 Recurring weekly on Sunday, Thursday, Saturday

    The latest family-friendly Forever Young program kicks off with 1992’s Ferngully: The Last Rainforest. Also on tap: The Rocketeer, Homeward Bound and Radio Flyer, with a quick detour from the grunge

  • The Met: Live in HD 2016-2017 Season

    Feb 25, 2017

    The Met: Live in HD, the Metropolitan Opera’s award-winning series of live, high-definition performance broadcasts, returns to Omaha this October through a collaboration between Film Streams and Opera

  • Film/Style Movie Course

    Feb 26, 2017 Recurring weekly on Sunday

    Film/Style is an introduction to the aesthetic techniques employed by some of the most influential and challenging filmmakers in the medium’s history.

  • Great Directors: Douglas Sirk Film Series

    Feb 26, 2017 Recurring weekly on Sunday

    Film Streams proudly announces Great Directors: Douglas Sirk, a five film retrospective celebrating a director best known for crafting highly stylized Hollywood melodramas in the 1950s.

  • Sights on Sounds Film Series

    Feb 26, 2017 Recurring weekly on Sunday

    This recurring series of new and recently restored documentaries is for fans of great music and great stories. This quarter’s offerings include films on legendary acts like The Rolling Stones, Leonard

  • Collaborative Filmmaker Screening of 'Disturbing the Peace'

    Feb 28, 2017

    Disturbing the Peace follows former enemy combatants – Israeli soldiers from elite units and Palestinian fighters, many of whom served years in prison – who have joined together to challenge the

  • Collaborative Screening of 'Chicken People'

    Mar 7, 2017

    Enjoy a one-time screening of the documentary Chicken People, a charming and fascinating look at the colorful and hugely competitive world of champion show chicken breeders.. A panel discussion will

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