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COVID-19 WARNING: While we continue to list New Bedford's array of cultural offerings, readers are advised to heed the latest public health recommendations. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends that both unvaccinated and fully vaccinated people wear masks indoors in public in areas of substantial or high transmission, including Bristol County.

 

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3D Theater at the Whaling Museum: Oceans: Our Blue Planet

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Starting Thursday, Sept. 29, Cook Memorial Theater will begin showing visually-stunning 20-minute 3D movies, starting with Oceans: Our Blue Planet and Antarctica: On The Edge. This is the first and only 3D theater on the SouthCoast.  Beyond showing short ecologically-centered films, there is another eco-friendly component: the theater’s 3D glasses will be reusable.  Narrated by […]

$5
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3D Theater at the Whaling Museum: Antarctica: On The Edge

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

Opening Thursday, Sept. 29, Cook Memorial Theater will begin showing visually-stunning 20-minute 3D movies, starting with Oceans: Our Blue Planet and Antarctica: On The Edge. This is the first and only 3D theater on the SouthCoast.  Beyond showing short ecologically-centered films, there is another eco-friendly component: the theater’s 3D glasses will be reusable. Antarctica: On […]

$5

25th Annual Manhatten Short Film Festival

New Bedford Whaling Museum 18 Johnny Cake Hill, New Bedford, MA

The 25th Annual Manhattan Short Film Festival returns to New Bedford. More than 100,000 film lovers across 400 venues and six continents simultaneously screen and vote on The Final Ten to select the Best Film and Best Actor awards. Films will screen in the New Bedford Whaling Museum's Cook Memorial Theater, and the winner will […]

$15
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Outdoor Dinner & Movie Fundraiser

Round-the Bend-Farm 92 Allen Neck Rd, South Dartmouth, MA

Movie Night under the stars at Round the Bend Farm, where Elements hosts holistic and meaningful education for children and families. Friday, Sept. 30 — Encanto Saturday, Oct. 1 — Coco Tickets are for one night and include a fresh, locally sourced dinner (more food details to come soon), popcorn, and two drinks of choice […]

$35 – $75

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Outdoor Dinner & Movie Fundraiser

Round-the Bend-Farm 92 Allen Neck Rd, South Dartmouth, MA

Movie Night under the stars at Round the Bend Farm, where Elements hosts holistic and meaningful education for children and families. Friday, Sept. 30 — Encanto Saturday, Oct. 1 — Coco Tickets are for one night and include a fresh, locally sourced dinner (more food details to come soon), popcorn, and two drinks of choice […]

$35 – $75

Cinema New Bedford: The Janes

UMass Dartmouth 285 Old Westport Road, Dartmouth, MA

The Janes is the story of a group of unlikely outlaws who risked their personal and professional lives to help women needing safe and affordable abortions in defiance of the State, the Church, and the Chicago Mob. The conversation will continue after the screening with a live virtual Q&A with a film's subject, Judith Arcana, […]

Cinema New Bedford: Samson & Delilah

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

The first in a series of biblical epics by legendary producer-director Cecil B. DeMille that would culminate with the Ten Commandments (1956), this Technicolor spectacle made a smash #12 million for Paramount and garnered two deserved Academy Award Oscars for Best Set Decoration and Best Costume Design. He-man Victor Mature and Hedy Lamarr star in […]

$10

Dock-u-mentaries: FISH & MEN

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St., New Bedford, MA

FISH & MEN exposes the high cost of cheap fish and the forces threatening local fishing communities and public health by revealing how consumer demand drives the global seafood economy. Free tickets: https://october2022docks.bpt.me/

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

RKO Army performs a live shadow cast as the 1975 cult classic rolls on screen. Audience participation is a big part of the experience, so bring approved props with you or purchase a prop bag for $3 ($5 for two). Water pistols, candles, lighters, or any food, including rice and toast, are prohibited. The Rocky Horror Picture […]

$17

Cinema New Bedford: The Way I See It

Zeiterion Performing Arts Center 684 Purchase St., New Bedford, MA

"The Way I See It" is an unprecedented look behind the scenes of two of the most iconic Presidencies in our history, Obama and Reagan, as seen through the eyes of Pete Souza. Born in New Bedford and raised in Dartmouth, Souza and his time as a White House photographer is the subject of the […]

Free

Dock-u-mentaries: Double Feature

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St., New Bedford, MA

Dock-u-mentaries: Double Feature Shipbuilders of Essex and Harold A. Burnham, Master Shipwright Shipbuilders of Essex - A USIA film that chronicles the life in the village of Essex in Massachusetts, a town famous for its hand-built wooden fishing boats. Scenes give a complete account of the building of one of the boats, a 70-foot trawler, […]

Dock-u-mentaries: Culture and Traditional Boat Building in Lunenburg

New Bedford Whaling National Historical Park 33 William St., New Bedford, MA

On the east coast of Canada, a place whose name sounds strangely familiar. The small town of Lunenburg, west of Halifax, was founded in 1753 and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the 19th century, Lunenburg was one of the wealthiest towns in the British Empire, becoming prosperous through fishing and shipbuilding. This documentary […]