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Dante Hall Theater






World Above: Open Mic Poetry Nights at Dante Hall Theater
October 22nd ~ 7pm

These open mics are open to the public for free.  Everyone is encouraged to attend to read their poetry.  We want to hear your voice.  Poems will not be screened.  We ask that if you are reading that you be respectful of those around you while remaining honest to yourself.  (No threatening, racist, homophobic or hateful messages of any sort will be tolerated)

Please be advised that this series is recommended for adults due to the potentially mature nature of the poems read.
Each poet reading in the Open Mic will receive 3 minutes or 2 poems of time on the mic. The Featured Poet will follow the Open Mic & time will be allowed after for discussion of the poems.

Presented by the South Jersey Poets Collective and are sponsored by
Dante Hall Theater-Richard Stockton College.

OCTOBER 2014__________________________


SHOUT! The Mod Musical
Atlantic City Senior Theater Day Presented by Schultz Hill Foundation
Thursday, October 2, 2014


Join us as we celebrate the music, style and freedom of the 1960's! SHOUT! follows five groovy gals as they come of age during those glorious days that make England swing. Performing such classic tunes as "To Sire With Love", "Downtown", "Son of a Preacher Man" and "Goldfinger". Featuring the Ocean City Theatre Company

Enjoy refreshments, giveaways and a"meet & greet" with the cast.

This event is FREE for Atlantic City Seniors. Seating is limited.
You must reserve seats by calling
(609) 344-3112

For free transportation to and from the show, call 1 (888) 426-9243

Sponsored by CRDA, Atlantic County, and AtlantiCare


Celebrating New Jersey's 350th Anniversary
Presented by the Bay-Atlantic Symphony Ensemble
Saturday, October 4

The 350th Anniversary of the founding of New Jersey is celebrated in a chamber music concert presented by the Bay Atlantic Symphony Ensemble featuring works by New Jersey composers. Works include Amanda Harberg's Birding in the Palisades, Stefan Young's On Avalon Beach, and Paul Mack Hewitt's 1797 composition The Battle of Trenton, dedicated to George Washington.




The Dining Room by A.R. Gurney
Directed by Paul Herron
October 10-12 & 17-19
Fridays and Saturdays 8pm
Sundays 2pm Matinees

Atlantic City Theater Company showcases A.R. Gurney's Pulitzer-nominated play, The Dining Room, a collage of vignettes that delivers a glimpse of a vanishing class of society spanning from the 1930's to the 1980's. Actors play a varying array of characters in multiple scenes, swiftly and smoothly dovetailing from one to the next, illustrating an exceptional range of human relationships.


Presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service, Inc., New York

With Guest Lecturer Larry Fink
Wednesday, October 15
Followed by reception at The Noyes Arts Garage

Vicki Gold Levi and Stockton’s Visual Arts faculty are proud to present the Al Gold Lecture Series and the Proclamation presentation by Atlantic City Mayor Don Guardian bestowing October 15th as Al Gold Day; remembering 25 years Al Gold served as the first Chief Photographer of Atlantic City from 1939 to 1964, and 50 years since his death.

This year the  Series is pleased to present renowned photographer Larry Fink as Guest Lecturer. This consummate photographer of commercial and artistic work for over 45 years is best known for his black and white celebrity and society photographs.  However, he has had one man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum of Modern Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Musee de la Lausanne Photographie in Belgium, and the Musee de l’Elysee in Switzerland, amongst others. He shows in galleries regularly in New York, Los Angeles, and Paris, France.  Along with two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships, and two National Endowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships, he was awarded an honorary doctorate from the College for Creative Studies, College of Art and Design, Detroit.

His talk is entitled, “Internal fission_Revelations in passing_External vision.” 


Following the lecture will be a reception with light refreshments at the Noyes Arts Garage just a block away on Mississippi and Fairmount Avenues.  Free parking at the garage is offered with validation to those attending the event. This event is free to the public.




7th Annual Atlantic City Cinefest
Presented by the Downbeach Film Festival
October 24-26, 2014
Screenings at Dante Hall Theater-14 N. Mississippi Avenue, AC, NJ
and The Noyes Arts Garage-2200 Fairmont Avenue, AC, NJ
(please note all ticket prices include $2 service fee)
Questions? Call (609) 347-2162

This annual film festival promotes new films, as well as filmmakers and actors, all in an effort to celebrate the art form of moviemaking through exclusive screenings, parties and award festivities. Rooted in the promotion of independent and studio film, Downbeach Film Festival created this forum to provide aspiring filmmakers, actors and others the opportunity to meet and network with industry professionals. 

ABOUT THE FESTIVAL: The film screenings are broken into BLOCKS. Blocks that begin with DH are shown at Dante Hall Theater. Blocks that begin with AG are shown within walking distance at The Noyes Arts Garage.

PLEASE NOTE: Tickets purchased on the day of event need to be picked up at the Dante Hall Theater Box Office

SATURDAY 10/25/14 1 Day Pass $25-good for FREE PARKING* at the WAVE Garage attached to The Noyes Arts Garage), unlimited access to all films in BOTH locations for Saturday ONLY, and admission into the Panel Discussion on Saturday at 1pm and the Awards Ceremony on Sunday at 6:30pm GREAT VALUE!



SUNDAY 10/26/14 1 Day Pass $25-good for FREE PARKING* at the WAVE Garage (attached to The Noyes Arts Garage), unlimited access to all films in BOTH locations for Sunday ONLY, and admission into the Panel Discussion on Saturday at 1pm and the Awards Ceremony on Sunday at 6:30pm GREAT VALUE!


Weekend Long Festival Pass $40- good for FREE PARKING* at the WAVE Garage (attached to The Noyes Arts Garage), unlimited access to all films in BOTH locations for ALL 3 DAYS, and admission into the Panel Discussion on Saturday at 1pm and the Awards Ceremony on Sunday at 6:30pm BEST VALUE!



Schedule of Films for Friday, Saturday and Sunday: $8 per Block

Blocks that begin with DH are shown at Dante Hall Theater.

Friday, 10/24/14

DH-1 7:30-8:30pm $8

LGBT Series
Rick (12m)
Ashley (93m)


Saturday, 10/25/14

DH-2 12-1:45pm $8

LGBT Series
The Last Straight Man (110m)

DH-3 2-3:45pm $8

LGBT Series
Lady Peacock (80m)

DH-4 4:15pm-5:45pm $8

LGBT Series
Narcissist (17m)
Gay Positive (58m)

DH-5 6-7:30pm $8

LGBT Series
The Coffee Shop (90m)


DH-6 7:45-9:30pm $8

The Jersey Devil (90m)


Sunday, 10/26/14

DH-7 12-2pm $8

Into the Dark (15m)
The Juliana Incident (11m)
Dispossessed (15m)
The Man from the City (11m)
The Beacon (60m)


DH-8 2:15-4:15pm $8

Skyyler Short (1m)
Point Society (25m)
Dink (26m)
African Exodus (73m)


DH-9 4:30-6pm $8

Garden State Block

New Jersey 350 (10m)
Love and Hate Relations (10m)
Hacked and Hunted (16m)
Slave Master (45m)

Blocks that begin with AG are shown within walking distance at The Noyes Arts Garage.

Saturday, 10/25/14

AG-1 12-1:45pm $8

Student Series
Butterfly Dreams (22m)

iTeen (37m)
Grafters (22m)
Frank and Franklin (15m)


AG-2 2-2:30pm $8

Six by Four Shorties
Kyle Dotson Vs The Universe (4m)

Widow (4m)
Run Out (4m)
Last Leaf (2m)
Dodgem Paradiso (1m)
Lonely Monster (1m)

Five by Two Shorties

Blue (5m)
Human Monsters (5m)


AG-3 3:15-5pm $8

My Better Half (7m)
Rye Coalition (78m)
Cathy Knows Best (9m)

AG-4 5:15 to 7:30 p.m.$8

Patrol (15m)
This Time Next Year (110m)

Sunday, 10/26/14

AG-5 12-1:45pm $8

Poison (23m)
Sin Fronteras (Without Borders) (79m)


AG-6 2-4pm $8


Stories of Alyx and Anton (15m)
Find Your Way (97m)


AG-7 4-6pm $8

Pioneers and Heroes (41m)
Prison Through Tomorrow's Eyes (56m)
Wheels of Soul (24m)





















































Panel Discussion featuring Tom Malloy, Jack Skyyler and representatives of the Weist Barron Ryan Studios will take place at 1pm at Dante Hall Theater**

Closing Awards Ceremony will take place at 6:30pm at Dante Hall Theater**

*FREE PARKING voucher will be given with proof of 1 Day Pass or Weekend Festival Pass

**FREE ADMISSION to this event with purchase of 1 Day Pass or Weekend Festival Pass

To learn more visit www.downbeachfilmfestival.org

NOVEMBER 2014__________________________


A Night of Amiri Baraka
Presented by Chrysalis Staging
Directed by Connie Norwood
October 30, November 1,2 & 7-9
Thursday, Friday and Saturdays 8pm
Sundays 2pm Matinees

He was called a poet, playwright and prophet, a radical, monster and visionary. Amiri Baraka challenged audiences for more than fifty years. A man who embodied the changing, often violent, times and events during what has been called "the civil rights era". Using The Dutchman his Obe award winning play, as the central work, we will honor Baraka in his terms: criticism, music, poetry, through laughter, tears and questions.

The Dutchman- Henry, a young black student, meets the beautiful, enchanting and forbidden Lula on a subway train in New York. This begins a dangerous and thrilling encounter as the two battle for understanding, passion and ultimately their lives.

Audience members are encouraged to stick around for an engaging Q & A session immediately following the performance.


DECEMBER 2014__________________________

With Beth Tinnon and Friends
Friday, December 5, 2014

Winter was never this cool. Join Atlantic City sweetheart (and 5 time AC Nightlife Award winner) Beth Tinnon, and local favorites Andy Lalasis, Harry Himless, John Guida, and Jeff Turner as they take the stage and help usher in the holidays, performing all of your cherished classics.




 Located in the heart of the historic “Ducktown” neighborhood of Atlantic City, Dante Hall Theater was originally built in 1926 by St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Dante Hall Theater served the predominantly Italian-American community of the neighborhood as a church hall, school gymnasium, and community theater where both school plays and the St. Michael’s Opera Company staged performances. When St. Michael’s closed its parish school in the late 1980s, the building remained dormant until an eighteen-month, $3.5 million renovation, funded solely by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, was completed in October of 2003. Renamed “Dante Hall Theater of the Arts,” this beautifully restored and intimate performance space reopened with the promise of renewing the tradition of serving the Atlantic City and surrounding communities as a home for the performing arts. In 2011, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey took control of the theater. By providing quality programming and performances to local communities, Stockton College and Dante Hall Theater aim to strengthen New Jersey’s efforts of restoring Atlantic City to a cultural and family destination.

14 North Mississippi Avenue • Atlantic City, New Jersey • 08401


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Dante Hall Theater, an intimate 214-seat performing arts center, serves Atlantic City and surrounding communities as a vital cultural center. Enjoy live concerts, professional and amateur theater and performing arts, children’s theater and much more.