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 - Sold out!
Please visit to check out film festival movie times and summaries.

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

Today, Friday, will find every available dedicated soul at the Dietrich scurrying about performing some last minute task in preparation for tonight, the much anticipated Gala night for our Second Annual Fall Film Festival! This evening has been sold out for several days already, and everyone who attends is in for a real treat !
The “Taste of Tunkhannock” hors d’oeuvres buffet with over 14 local restaurants donating dishes of delectable tasties will start the evening off, followed by a brief film discussion with Dr. Philip Mosley and then the first of our films, an amusing romp-
”Bon Voyage”. Immediately following the film, the front of the large theater will be quickly transformed into an elaborate display of simply the MOST gorgeous desserts you’ve ever seen, compliments of Epicurean Delights, one of our most generous sponsors. The desserts are almost too beautiful to be eaten, but I assure you—they will be! Then everyone can sit back, relax, and digest while being entertained by our second feature film, “Coffee and Cigarettes”.
Tonight is the only night of the Festival that requires reservations, and there should be no problem attending any of the other screenings. All of our 16 award winning films have been scheduled to show more than once at various times to try and accommodate our film lovers schedules. Festival brochures, containing all pertinent information about the films are available in our lobby and at many of our local business establishments. Last Friday’s Advance contained a special article describing all
our Festival films, and we thank the Advance for their support of this unique event.
“Garden State” will also still be showing this week and ties in nicely as an independent film with our festival. A romantic comedy full of wacky characters dealing with life and love, will provide lots of smiles!
Again, I urge those of you who have never attended a film festival to make the effort to see something different! Heartwarming, stirring, provocative, amusing, controversial, and down-right funny are just a few of the adjectives that can be applied to our selection of films. Want funny? Try “Good-bye Lenin” ! Want controversial? Try “Control Room” or “Battle of Algiers”! Want stirring? Try “I’m Not Scared”!
Want provocative? Try “Strayed”! Want provocative AND amusing? “Coffee and Cigarettes” or “Supersize Me” ! Heartwarming ? Try “ The Story of the Weeping Camel” or “Since Otar Left” ! Just get up, get out and come on down to the Dietrich, your very own hometown theater showing films from all over the world ! Like Hildy says—“It just doesn’t get better than this!”
“See you at The Dietrich!”
--- column guest written by Esther Harmatz. Hildy is recuperating at home and once again thanks all those who have sent cards and encouragement.

Now Showing

Garden State

2nd Annual Fall Film Festival through September 23rd
Check out for movie summaries and the schedule or pick up a brochure at the theater.

Live at The Dietrich


Excitement is mounting at the Dietrich because the annual fall bus trip is just around the corner! This year, program director, Margie Young, has planned a great excursion to New York City to see a matinee of the Broadway musical “Wonderful Town” and dinner at Gabriela’s Mexican Restaurant on Wednesday, November 3rd. This revival of the 1953 musical is about two sisters fresh from Ohio who dream of making it big, falling in love and living happily ever after in New York City. Brooke Shields will be playing the role of Ruth Sherwood in this much-loved musical. “Wonderful Town” is the recipient of the “2004 Best Musical Revival” award given by the Outer Critics Circle and a 2004 Tony award for “Best Choreography”. There will also be some free time in the day to go site seeing, shopping or have lunch. Enjoy a beautiful, fun day in New York City! The bus will leave Walmart at 7:30 am and return by 11:00 pm. Please reserve your seats for the trip as soon as possible because the bus fills up fast. The cost of the trip is $150, which includes the bus, theater ticket, and dinner. Call the Dietrich at 996-1500 to reserve your seat today!

This week is the start of the fall schedule of kids’ classes at the Dietrich. It was great to see Amy and Steve Colley working with the kids. If you haven’t stopped by to see the Dietrich’s Sheldon Art Studio, you should definitely take a peek during the afternoon to see these young industrious artists at work. If your kids wants to create with clay, paints, or charcoals, its not to late to sign up for Mixed Media for ages 9-12 on Mondays from 4:00 – 5:30 pm and on Fridays from 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm for ages 5-8. The Dietrich also offers two sessions of Art Class for Preschoolers on Mondays from noon – 12:45 pm and on Thursdays also at noon – 12:45 pm. Art classes for kids are $25 per four classes. Please call 996-1500 to register.

If your child would like to learn more about quilting, we brought back quilting instructors, Ingrid Rogler and Gloria Eastwood, on Wednesdays from 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm for their Quilting for Kids class which is geared for six year olds and up. I am always amazed at the great coordination and technique those little hands acquire by piecing their quilts together. This time around the kids will have the opportunity to experiment with design in the quilt workshop Kaleidoscope Magic. Children will be able to design quilts that look similar to the patterns one might see in a kaleidoscope. Admission is $6 per class and kids are able to complete a project in as little time as three weeks.

For adults and students, the Dietrich is offering a Portfolio Prep course on Wednesdays from 5:00 pm –6:30 pm with Steve Colley. This is a chance for students to build a diverse portfolio as they draw, paint, and create pottery and sculpture. Even if you are not planning a portfolio, you will be able to experience art using many different materials.

And remember – Airing of the Quilts on October 2nd , you will not only see beautiful quilts displayed around Tunkhannock but the theatrical group “Seven Quilts for Seven Sisters” will take the stage at the Dietrich. At 11 am they will perform “A Stitch in Time” and “Stitching in Time with Song will be performed at 2 pm. Tickets are $10.00. Please call the Dietrich for more information.

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.