New Fall Classes scheduled. Pick up a new brochure at the theater and check the updated listings below or at!

The Dietrich Theater's Fall Fim Festival
September 10 - 23, 2004
Opening Night Gala - Friday, September 10th at 6 pm
Two films, hors d'oerves and dessert.
Admission is $25 per person.
Reservations are required.
Call 570-996-1500 to reserve. Visa and Mastercard accepted. Check the website for more information about movies and movie times.

New York Bus Trip
Wednesday, November 3
to see matinee of
"Wonderful Town" on Broadway
dinner at Gabriela's Mexican Restaurant
Leave Walmart at 7:30 am
Return by 11:00 pm
Cost:$150 (includes bus ticket, theater ticket, and dinner)
For reservations, phone 996-1500.

Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters - Live Theater!
October 2, 2004
"A Stitch in Time" - 11 am
"Stitching in Time with Song" - 2 pm
Call 570-996-1500 for more information or to reserve.

See or phone 836-1022 for times

At The Dietrich

Esther Harmatz

Once again Hildy has allowed me the honor of guest writing her report to you. She is doing wonderfully, and has had the best news possible! She thanks you for all your support and caring, and should be back to work within a week or two.
This week we’re opening the independent sleeper hit “Garden State”. Even with its R rating, it’s a great romantic comedy, a sweet and funny movie filled with an assortment of unique characters taking stock of their lives and struggling with young angst. Zach Braff (of “Scrubs”) wrote ,directed and stars as a young wanna-be actor who returns home for his mother’s funeral and manages to escape from his over-medicated haze, deal with his psychiatrist father, (Ian Holm), find love with with a quirky beauty who’s a pathological liar, (Natalie Portman) and get into some unusual predicaments with old buddies. The film works! The characters are likeable and it flows easily as they struggle with life. You’ll find yourself smiling a lot while watching.
For Saturday and Sunday early matinee (noon) we will again be showing the beautifully filmed family-oriented adventure “Two Brothers”, starring two magnificent tiger cubs! Some of the scenes will have you wondering just “how did they do that!” as the tigers react in almost human fashion with perfect timing. These furry actors will steal your heart in a movie that’s truly a safe bet to see with your kids!
The same cannot be said of the second-run feature comedy we’ve gotten. This week was a tough call for available movies, and honestly, I decided to go for inane humor over dark and scary. “Without a Paddle” is a comedy/adventure about three young men ( I don’t know if the term ‘adults’ would apply!) who decide to take a perilous river trip as an homage to a deceased buddy who leaves them a dubious map about the lost loot of D.B. Cooper. Along the way they encounter white-water rapids, inappropriately affectionate bears, demented tree-huggers, and, of course, hillbillies determined to be rid of the city-slickers. Be forewarned, there’s ‘poop-humor’ galore, including a scene that’s a take-off on a memorable bit from Jurassic Park III. This “Deliverance-goes-for-laughs” style movie even has a brief cameo appearance by Burt Reynolds. One of the characters in the movie states “ This might be the last chance we have to do something incredibly stupid together!” This film does have a target audience, but not the easily offended.
Now, from the ridiculous to the truly sublime--- FILM FESTIVAL ! September 10-- just a week away! Over 16 of the world’s top independent and foreign films, chosen for variety of subject and styles. Our Festival Brochures are ready ,so be sure to pick one up at the theater or at various local businesses. Reservations are required only for the opening Friday night gala, which includes “Taste of Tunkhannock” food specialty buffet, and an Epicurean Delight Dessert Spectacular between films. We’re almost sold out for opening night , so don’t delay to call 996-1500 to reserve a seat for this don’t-miss evening!
See You at the Dietrich!

Now Showing

Garden State

Without a Paddle

Two Brothers

Coming Soon...

2nd Annual Fall Film Festival
Check out for movie summaries and the schedule or pick up a brochure at the theater.

Live at The Dietrich


What a variety of events at the Dietrich! The 2nd Annual Fall Film Festival starts in just three days, promising two weeks worth of sixteen high-quality foreign and independent films! The festival will start off with Gala Night, September 10th at 6 pm - a great night of film and food. Please pick up a brochure at the theater for movie summaries and times.

Now on to classes - Last week we kicked off our fall schedule with Yoga for You and Decorative Painting classes. Certified Hatha Yoga instructor, Melissa Russo, brings together the perfect combination of exercise, breathing and relaxation techniques. After yoga, students seem to leave feeling relaxed and energized. Yoga is held on Wednesday mornings from 10:00 am – 11:00 am. Admission is $10 per class or $45 for a series of five classes.

Decorative painting on Wednesdays from noon to 3:00 pm is also well attended and continues to grow. Instructor Eileen Balboa shares her talent with the class as they learn different painting techniques while creating decorations for their homes or to give as gifts. Over the past two weeks, the group has been working on Christmas decorations. The great thing about this class is that participants are able to complete a project in a single day whether they are beginners or more advanced artists. Class admission is $15 plus the cost of the painting surface. To register, please call 996-1500.

Don’t forget to sign up for other fun classes at the Dietrich this fall including: Mixed Media, Art Class for Preschoolers, Quilting for Kids, Introduction to Acting, Portfolio Prep, Jewelry Making, Introduction to Genealogy and so many more. For more information about these and other classes available at the Dietrich, please visit or call Margie at 996-1500.

The Dietrich Theater has also scheduled an assortment of cultural events for the entire family. The two live performances of Seven Quilts for Seven Sister on October 2, 2004, “A Stitch in Time” at 11:00 am and “Stitching in Time with Song” at 2:00 pm, would be a great opportunity for mothers, daughters and grandmothers to experience part of our country’s history of quilting. Admission is $10 per show and can be purchased by calling 996-1500.

Then on Saturday, October 9th at 11:00 am, the Dietrich will start its Second Saturday Series. Every second Saturday of the month, the Dietrich Theater will present a free activity for families. To start things out right, we thought we would bring back a favorite – “Jammin’ with George Wesley”. Children will have a chance to jam along with reggae singer/songwriter, George Wesley. Bring your own instruments!

As you can see, there is so much “more than the movies” at the Dietrich.

More than the Movies at the Dietrich Theater

Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters - Live Theater!
October 2, 2004 - Tunkhannock's Airing of the Quilts
"A Stitch in Time" - 11 am
This live quilt show takes you back to the old south and days of slavery in a performance featuring song, dance, history, skits and quilts.
"Stitching in Time with Song" - 2pm
Through the use of songs and quilts, the Sisters share the secret communication used during the slave era in this country.
Tickets: $10 for each show
Call 570-996-1500 for reservations.

Ongoing Classes and New Class Sessions! Spaces still available! Register Now! 996-1500

Art Class for Preschoolers - Mondays
These aspiring young artists will have the opportunity to experiment in a variety of materials such as clay, collage and tempra to create their unique works of art.
Mondays, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Session 1 -September 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4. Session 2 - October 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1. Session 3 - November 8, 15, Dec. 6, 13.
Cost: $25 for each series of four classes
Instructor: Amy Colley

Art Class for Preschoolers - Thursdays
These aspiring young artists will have the opportunity to experiment in a variety of materials such as clay, collage and tempra to create their unique works of art.
Thursdays, 12:00 - 12:45 p.m. Session 1 - September 16, 23, 30, Oct. 7. Session 2 - October 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4. Session 3 - November 11, 18, Dec. 2, 9.
Cost: $25 for each series of four classes
Instructor: Amy Colley

Basic Jewelry I
Participants will learn beginner metal work - saw, shape, & polish. Work with brass and sterling silver. No soldering. Students will have a sterling charm and a pair of earrings at class end.
Tuesday, November 10th, 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Cost: $40 including jewelry making kit
Instructor: Esther Harmatz

Basic Jewelry II
Participants will fabricate a bracelet and learn to attach findings, bend wire, make jump rings, and various bead placement techniques. Sterling wire, attachments and an assortment of beads included.
Tuesday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, November 17th
Cost: $40 including jewelry making kit
Instructor: Esther Harmatz

Bead Knotting, ages 13 and up
During this class, you will learn the ancient art of knotting between beads and how to attach sterling bead tips and sterling clasps. Your kit will include beads and everything needed to make a necklace.
Tuesday, October 26th, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: $35 includes bead knotting kit
Instructor: Jeanne Browning

Decorative Painting for Adults, ages 13 and up
Introduction to decorative painting. Try your hand at painting decorative pieces for your home or to give as gifts.
Wednesdays through November 17 noon - 3:00 p.m.
Cost: $15 per session plus cost of painting surface.
Instructor: Eileen Balboa

Dietrich Theater Writer's Group
Love to Write? Join at any time. Group focuses on pop -ficton.
Thursdays, 7:00 - 8:00 pm, September 2 through December 2
Dietrich Theater Writer's Group members

Everhart Art Experiments, Grades 4 - 6
Got art? The Everhart returns to the Dietrich this fall to let you get your creative juices flowing as we play with paints, pastels and colors galore!
Tuesdays, 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., October 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2.
Instructor: Everhart Museum Staff

Fun for Tots: Stories and Songs for 3 - 5 year olds
Enjoy stories and songs with Mary Baker. Children must be accompanied by parents or care givers.
Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., October 7, 14, 21, 28.
Mary Baker, singer and storyteller

Golden Days of Radio Players Group
Come back with us to those thrilling dats of radio drama and comedy. Join us as we prepare a radio play production. Together we will explore the magic of "The Theater of the Mind". Call 570-996-1500 for more information.
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 9:00 pm, October 5th - November 16th
Valerie Paulis

Holiday Camp
Young artists will become familiar with the self portraits and symbolism of Frida Kahlo, the expressive paintings of Vincent Van Gogh, and the genius of sculptor and painter, Leonardo Da Vinci, by exploring a variety of mediums as they create their own masterpieces.
Monday - Wednesday, December 27, 28, 29, Ages 6 -8: 9 am - 10:30 am; Ages 9 - 12: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $30
Amy Colley

Holiday Workshop, for all ages
Get into the holiday spirit! A morning of cookie decorating, wreath making, holiday crafts, and creations by the balloon lady. Fun for all ages.
Saturday, December 11th at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Dietrich Theater

Introduction to Acting, ages 11 - 17
This class will focus on the technique of acting with a performance at the end of the class. Students will learn about storytelling and the basic techniques of acting including voice, body, mind and imagination. Students of all experience levels will be accomodated.
Tuesdays, 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., September 28 - November 16
Cost: $60 for all 8 sessions
Instructor: Michaela Moore

Introduction to Genealogy
In this class, students will learn how to get started, what web sites to use, and how to do a pedigree and family group sheet. Participants will also receive a free genealogy computer program. Bring names, dates and stories of your ancestors. Genealogy is like an apple, take one bite at a time.
Saturday, September 18, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Cost: $10 per person
Instructor: Nancy Aiello, Director of Clarks Summit Family History Center

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 8
Give your child the opportunity to explore their creativity through charcoal and pencil, watercolors and clay while learning about proportion and perspective.
Fridays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Session 1 - September 17, 24, Oct. 1, 8. Session 2 - October 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5. Session 3 - November 12, 19, Dec. 3, 10.
Cost: $25 for each series of four classes
Amy Colley

Mixed Media, Ages 9-12
Give your child the opportunity to explore their creativity through charcoal and pencil, watercolors and clay while learning about proportion and perspective.
Mondays, 4:00 - 5:30 pm, Session 1 - September 13, 20, 27, Oct. 4. Session 2 - October 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1. Session 3 - November 8, 15, Dec. 6, 13.
$25 for eac series of four classes
Instructor: Steve Colley

Mixed Media/ Portfolio Prep for Adults, ages 13 and up
This class is a great opportunity for students to build a diverse portfolio as you draw, paint and create pottery & sculpture. Even if you are not planning a portfolio, you will be able to experience art using a variety of materials and learn new techniques.
Wednesdays, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m., Session 1 - September 15, 22, 29, Oct. 6. Session 2 - October 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3. Session 3 - November 10, 17, Dec. 1, 8.
Cost: $40 for each series of four classes.
Instructor: Steve Colley

Poetic Challenges - The Practice of Poetry
This workshop will include a variety of poetic forms, theories about the creative process, vocabulary expansion exercises, and tips on revision and critique. We will read and share our work with one another in an effort to improve. It is a goal to keep your writing mind (and hand) challenged. New and returning work shoppers are welcome.
Tuesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m., September 7, 14, 21, 28.
Cost: $40
Instructor: Jennifer Hill Kaucher

Pottery and Sculpture for Adults, ages 13 and up
In this class, students will learn hand-building techniques using earthenware as they become familiar with the works of artists such as Rodin, Michelangelo and Picasso. All levels of experience welcome. Individualized instruction.
Mondays, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m., Session 1 - September 13, 20 , 27, Oct. 4. Session 2 - October 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1. Session 3 - November 8, 15, Dec. 6, 13.
Cost: $40 for each series of four classes.
Instructor: Steve Colley

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
Kaleidoscope Magic - Have you ever marveled over a kaleidoscope? Each slight turn creates an amazing design. We will teach you how to capture all this in a quilt. Bring your imagination...we'll supply the rest.
Wednesdays, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., September 15 to December 15.
Cost: $6 per class
Instructors: Ingrid Rogler/ Gloria Eastwood

Yoga for You
Accommodations will be made for beginners, experienced practitioners, and those with special needs. Ages 9 to adult. Classes will be ongoing in October through December. Call (570)-996-1500 for exact dates.
Wednesdays, 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. - August 4 and 11. September 1, 8, 15, 22, 29.
Cost: Adults $10 per session or $45 for 5 classes, children free.
Presented by Melissa Russo.

Call 996-1500 for information or see for descriptions or pick up a brochure at the theater.