Dream Theater

Nome, AK 99762

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50sSNIPES on October 31, 2022 at 10:45 am

Once damaged by a storm during the last week of October 1946, but reopened that November 11.

The Dream Theater was destroyed by a fire twice throughout its history. Once in 1934 and again on February 28, 1953.

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Gerald A. DeLuca on August 21, 2021 at 4:47 pm

Ads proclaimed this to be the “Farthest Northwestern Theatre in U.S.”

bobwest on May 30, 2018 at 2:00 pm

I uploaded a photo taken by my Father while he was stationed in Nome during WWII.

robboehm on March 27, 2018 at 8:56 pm

Uploaded a photo showing damage to the theater from a 1913 storm.

robboehm on March 27, 2018 at 8:54 pm

In 1944 15 year old Alberta Schenck,an usher at the Dream, was fired from her job and jailed for standing up against the theater’s segregated seating and discrimination policies. Her story influenced the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act in Alaska which predated the passage of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 by almost 20 years.

davidcoppock on November 29, 2017 at 7:56 am

Is it known how the fire started?

ChrisB on April 16, 2013 at 8:26 pm

Photo taken late 1945 here: http://www.ruudleeuw.com/images/others/smith/dream_theatre.jpg