Special One Night Performances and Community Collaborations

October 1 @ 3:00 p.m.

Too Fat For China

by Phoebe Potts

TOO FAT FOR CHINA follows Phoebe Potts, comic storyteller and professional Jew, as she tries, fails and eventually succeeds to adopt a baby. After a US adoption goes horribly wrong, Potts finds herself surprised, disgusted and ultimately resigned to the role she plays as a middle class white lady in the business of adopting babies in the US and internationally. Potts’ tragicomic journey is about looking for more, more love, more life and more family and will do anything to get it, including having her morals and values fold in on themselves.

October 6  |  Fall Family Film Series



When three Columbia University parapsychology professors encounter a ghost at the New York Public Library, the trio creates the “Ghostbusters,” to investigate suspicious paranormal activity and eradicate ghosts from the city.

Ghostbusters II


Five years after saving New York City from destruction, the Ghostbusters have been sued for property damages. When a new paranormal threat emerges, the team reunites to defeat it and ultimately save the world.

October 8 Musical Reading @ 6:30 p.m.

To Be A Gloucesterman: The Story of Edward Cohota

by Melville Brown

A young orphan from Shanghai in the mid-1800s is taken by Captain Sargent Day of Gloucester. Shortly following he becomes Edward Day Cohota, joins the U.S. Army and enters a series of highs and lows all while not being allowed citizenship. 

October 12  |  Indigenous Film Festival


7:00 p.m.

Sanjay Rawal’s documentary celebrates the Indigenous food sovereignty movement by following members of four tribes. They use their interests to work with community members to promote cultural traditions.

OCTOBER 13  |  Fall Family Film Series

Witches of Eastwick

6:30 p.m.

When three women are feeling dissatisfied with their lives, they form a coven unaware of their own powers. Suddenly, when all three are pursued by a mysterious man who purchased a nearby landmark property, he proves to have darkness of his own.

Practical Magic

8:30 p.m.

In small town Massachusetts, a heartbroken Maria Owens casts a spell on herself preventing her from ever loving again. The spell transforms into a curse upon her descendants, sisters Gillian and Sally Owens, dooming any man they love.

October 19 @ 6:30 p.m.

The Changing Landscape: Historic Summer Hotels of East Gloucester

Presented by Susan Morreale

Come follow this 90-minute visual journey about the 15 historic hotels that have served East Gloucester dating back to 1900.

October 20  |  Fall Family Film Series

Hocus Pocus

6:30 p.m.

When Max moves to Salem, he struggles to fit in among his classmates. In an effort to impress a girl in his class, he inadvertently awakens a trio of 17th century witches who wreak havoc among the town.

Little Shop of Horrors

8:30 p.m.

When the clumsy Seymour gets fired from his florist job, he attempts to get it back by growing a unique plant. His former boss is unimpressed until the plant suspiciously grows into a self-sufficient and threatening species. 1986 Musical Version

October 25

Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce Candidate Forum

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The Greater Cape Ann Chamber of Commerce will host a Gloucester Mayoral Debate and Gloucester Councilor Debate at the Gloucester Stage Company on October 25, 2023. Free to attend, more information to follow

October 27

Fish Tales: Things That Go Bump in the Night

7:30 p.m.

True stories, told live. Gloucester Stage Company and Gloucester Writer’s Center team up once again to present Fish Tales: Things That Go Bump in the Night.

October 28  |  Adult Movie Night

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

8:00 p.m.

When a newly engaged couple’s car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, they approach an eerie castle in search of a telephone. They soon learn everything is not as it seems when they discover the castle’s owner, Dr. Frank N. Furter, is creating a living muscle man in his laboratory. Admission includes immersive goodie bag. Cash Bar opens at 7pm. 18+ Only.