The Nantucket Dreamland Foundation is a non-profit organization based in Nantucket, Massachusetts. It purchased the 177-year-old Dreamland Theater from Haim Zahavi in October 2007 for 9.8 million dollars.
Since then, the old theater, which hasn't shown a big screen movie in over six years, was dismantled with the plan of incorporating a significant amount of old materials (trusses, windows and other historic elements) into the design and construction of the new theater.
This new design, which has been approved by the Historic District Commission, the Nantucket Planning Board, and the Massachusetts Historical Commission, includes a 330-seat movie theater, a second floor studio theater for smaller events and productions, and an outdoor community space. The building was designed by Catalano Architects of Boston, MA.
Since the acquisition in 2007, hundreds of donors from both on and off the island have contributed over $22M towar