Asbury Shorts

Galloway, NJ – Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest running short film exhibition, will present its nationally recognized touring 36th Short Film Concert starting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 17 at Stockton University’s historic Dante Hall Theater, 14 N. Mississippi Avenue in Atlantic City.

This is the third year the event is being held in Atlantic City.

Tickets are $12 for general admission and $10 for Stockton staff and students. For ticket reservations please visit: or call 609-626-3890.

This acclaimed program of international award-winning short films is presented by Stockton University and Asbury Shorts USA. Scott Cronick of The Press of Atlantic City and WOND News Radio will once again serve as the show’s guest host.

Asbury Shorts combines classic short films with new global festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to see world-class short films on a real cinema screen rather than You Tube or smart phones.

Highlights of the November 17th show include:

  • “Reaching Home,” a new drama from Connecticut based director Kenneth Murphy. Emmy & Tony Award winner Debra Monk stars as a widow who has to make tough decisions with her family while dealing with grief.  
  • “The Lunch Date” is a former Academy Award Winner for Best Live Action Short Film directed by Adam Davidson, who is now a prolific director of national network and streaming television shows.
  • “Dad in Mum” is a global film festival favorite from director Fabrice Barac of France. Two very young sisters react to strange sounds emanating from their parents bedroom in the middle of the night.

Asbury Shorts USA concerts have been presented at: The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Lake Shore Theatre in Chicago, Visions Cinema in Washington, D.C., Summer Stage in Central Park, The Director’s Guild Theater in Manhattan, The Vero Beach Museum of Art in Florida, The AERO Theatre in Santa Monica, CA, Royal Festival Hall in London, UK and the Leminske Theater in Berlin, Germany.

Dante Hall Theater, built by St. Michael’s Catholic Church in 1926, served the community as a church hall, gymnasium, and community theater where school plays and St. Michael’s Opera Company staged performances. When St. Michael’s closed its school in the 1980s, the building remained dormant until an eighteen-month, $3.5 million renovation, funded solely by the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority, was completed in 2003. Renamed “Dante Hall Theater of the Arts,” this beautifully restored performance space reopened to serve the Atlantic City and surrounding communities as a home for the performing arts. In 2011, Stockton University took control of the theater to strengthen New Jersey’s efforts of restoring Atlantic City to a cultural and family venue.

To learn more about Stockton’s Dante Hall Theater visit

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Diane D’Amico
Director of News and Media Relations
Galloway, N.J. 08205