News & Highlights

News & Highlights

Top Dreamland Movies of 2020 (as of April 7th):

Curious about the movie tastes of fellow Nantucketers?  Here are the most popular movies at the Dreamland so far this year.

  1. 1917
  2. Little Women
  3. Sonic the Hedgehog
  4. Onward
  5. Bombshell
  6. Dolittle
  7. Call of the Wild
  8. Jumanji: The Next Level
  9. Star Wars: The Rise of the Skywalker
  10. Parasite
  11. The Gentlemen
  12. Bad Boys For Life
  13. Uncut Gems
  14. Birds of Prey
  15. Knives Out
  16. Just Mercy
  17. JoJo Rabbit
  18. Spies in Disguise
  19. The Last Full Measure
  20. Like A Boss



To our Members, Supporters & Patrons,

In accordance with Governor Baker’s recent announcement mandating all non-essential businesses and organizations remain shuttered until at least Monday, May 4th, The Dreamland remains closed. From our respective homes, however, The Dreamland’s team maintains focus on the future and is excited to present a sensational 2020 summer season.

At that time, The Dreamland will follow every available guideline from our State and local governments and will only open our doors to the public when it safe to do so.

In the meantime, please join us in our online spaces (Instagram and Facebook) and via weekly emails that will feature important updates along with a variety of fun activities, films and staged productions available online, many for free! In addition, our Director of Education Laura Gallagher Byrne is hosting social media based acting and audition classes, so be sure to check those out.

While the full impact of COVID-19 is yet to be determined, we know The Dreamland will be impacted in unprecedented ways, as will many organizations and businesses in our community. We hope that you and your families remain safe and in good health during this period of social separation, and you have my promise that The Dreamland will be back up and running, offering a new date for Nantucket’s Got Talent, and much, much more, as soon as we can safely do so.

The recent passage of the CARES Act changed many of our nation’s laws as it pertains to charitable giving in 2020, making it much easier for folks to support vital not-for-profit organizations like The Dreamland. If you have a moment, I’d encourage you to read this short article on the subject.

We thank you for your continued support of The Dreamland, Nantucket’s year-round, community-supported film and cultural center.

Joe Hale
Executive Director


Many Great Live Activities Brought to You by the Dreamland Stage Company!

Online drama sessions on Instagram Live at 3pm Tuesday and Thursday with Dreamland Stage Company!  Join us each week as we focus on a different skill to learn more about the performing arts! Guest panelists join in the fun to give feedback, as well as share their own theatrical stories.   To join, you simply need to go to @dreamlandstagecompany page on Instagram, click on the live story at 3pm, and you’ll find us there.

In addition, we are hosting Live weekly Play Readings every Tuesday evening at 7pm.  The play of the week is announced every Friday on both Dreamland Stage Company pages FB and Instagram.  To read, participants simply comment on the post. First come, first assigned to a role. Once everyone is assigned, we all meet in a Zoom call, and read through the play, and discuss it afterward.  Low stakes, no rehearsal, just fun, discussion and connection. All offerings are completely free.

Special Guest on Tuesday April 20th!  Michael J. Bobbitt, Artistic Director of New Repertory Theatre




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