Keystone College Senior Redux Exhibit
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Mixed media exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, collage, painting and more.
Exhibit open during schedule movie show times.
Exhibit Reception
Sunday, June 17th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the Dietrich Theater’s Earnshaw Gallery.
Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information.

Bus Trip to the Everhart Museum
Saturday, July 28th.
Bus leaves Dietrich at 9:30 am and returns at approximately 2:00 pm.
Cost: $5 per person (lunch included)
Take a tour of the Everhart Museum, enjoy a box lunch in Nay Aug Park and vist the gorge. Box lunch included. Preregistration required. Call 570-996-1500 to reserve.

Now is the time to sign up for Dietrich summer, camps, classes and events! Call 570-996-1500 for details.

See or phone 836-1022 for times

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

What glorious days these are! The weather is as perfect as weather gets – warm and sunny. Little yellow finches glide about the back yard, flitting in and out of the lilacs while the more serious bluebirds fly past focused on building nests for their growing families. Yesterday the Jacks and I walked our walk and then when we got back they went for a swim. If Roxie doesn’t get her swim on a hot summer’s day, she “swims” in her water dish. She runs single-mindedly to it, leaps in, and splashes water all over the kitchen. So, the pond it is. And although all the dogs love to swim, her joyous nature gives me the most pleasure to watch. The fact that she was a breeder in a puppy mill, that those tiny feet had never touched God’s green grass before she came to us, and to see her leap into the pond to retrieve her stick, her tail wagging so fiercely under water that it looks like a propeller, - is so deeply touching to me that sometimes, watching her, I can barely catch my breath!

What a weekend! Between Pirates and Shrek we were mobbed! So, naturally, the air conditioning went down. Sure. Why not? Some people got really mad at us (like we’d planned this) but mostly everyone took it in the best of spirits. What a great bunch of people come to the Dietrich! Can you just imagine how mad the folks at a Cineplex would be if they were sitting in a desperately hot theater? Our own dear Bob Boyce set up fans so that at least some air was moving, although he looked like he was going to melt running around making sure everyone else was cool. The upshot was that the fans kept the theaters bearable if not wonderful and this week Bill Miller will get us up and running again. So soon we’ll be able to put on the nearly new (and almost complete) marquee – “come in, it’s cool inside.” Remember those signs on movie theater marquees when those of us of a certain age were little? Only they’d spell it “Kool.” But it meant that on a merciless summer day, there was a place to take refuge that was not only cold, but where somebody was going to tell us a story. How much better could it get than that?

These two movies (two more weeks for Shrek, three for Pirates) are phenomenal! The midnight show for Pirates was totally sold out and the folks who came had a wonderful time! It’s a long, complex movie, but the special effects are amazing, and how much fun is it to see Johnny Depp – especially as Jack Sparrow, pirate extraordinaire? He’s one of the best actors on the screen today, and he obviously has had so much fun creating this character that you can’t help but have fun watching him.

And Shrek is simply wonderful. Silly, silly, silly. With some great updates on fairytale characters that are loads of fun for adults and children. Remember that Shrek is in the Murray, so either come very early or buy your tix in advance. And even though Pirates is in the Evans, advance tix are probably a good idea there, too. These are movies to while away a few lazy summer hours with – pure fun – total escape – just what we sometimes need. And, what Hollywood is so good at providing for us.

Really. Isn’t life sometimes just too hard? Just too sad or grim or illogical? Turn on the news and it seems as if the world has gone mad. Sometimes we need a break from all that serious stuff. So, if swimming after a stick in a country pond isn’t your idea of a perfect way to lighten up your life, consider coming to the movies. The crowd in a small town theater is friendly, full of laughter, and almost as joyous as a rescued dog. (Although I’m not sure humans ever can encompass that much happiness.)

So, hopefully it will soon be “Kool” inside. But whether that’s true or not, it’s a cool place to be. Come on down and see for yourself!

See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing

Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End

Shrek the Third

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich May 30, 2007

You should have seen the beautiful bowl that Steve Colley’s Wyoming County MR pottery students presented to Margie Young at the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Woman’s Brunch. Steve asked each student to design a side of it and it is so cheerful looking. These pottery students meet on Thursday nights and learn hand-building techniques, how to work with potter’s wheels and sculpture techniques.

On July 9th our Pottery and Sculpture classes for adults will start back up on Monday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 pm for four classes. Students will work in sculpture, mold making, and pottery. Some students create a couple pieces of pottery in a class and others painstakingly work on a project for a month or more. Not only does this show the creativity and diversity of this class, but I also think this shows how capable Steve Colley is as an instructor. He is able to guide students from where they are in their experience with clay to where they want to go.

And for those young artists and thespians, we still have a few spaces available in our theater and visual arts camps - learn about dinosaurs, life in the ocean, or the exploring the high seas as pirates. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.

Looking at the movies, our midnight showing of “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End sold out! It is fun to see all ages come out and enjoy a film. I myself will have to take in an earlier show time. I think Johnny Depp is the perfect pirate and can’t wait to see it.

While writing this, Hildy received a call from Jeffrey Jacobs, our movie buyer, from the Cannes Film Festival (I can’t even imagine attending at that festival!). He was delighted to report that the art film market for the fall is absolutely exquisite. That is music to our ears! As Hildy told me this I could tell by the expression on her face that she was already thinking about our fall festival and beyond.

More than the Movies at the Dietrich Theater

Keystone College Senior Redux Exhibit
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Mixed media exhibit featuring sculpture, photography, collage, painting and more.
Exhibit open during schedule movie show times.
Exhibit Reception
Sunday, June 17th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm in the Dietrich Theater’s Earnshaw Gallery.
Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information.

Celebrate Our River Day
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, July 21st from 2:00- 5:00 pm.
Admission is free.
Join the Dietrich Theater and the Riverside Park Commission as we celebrate and promote the value of one of our greatest resources, the Susquehanna River. Included in the day’s activities will be conservation displays by area organizations, boat demos and a River Float by Endless Mountains Outfitters (570-746-9140;, nature walks, food and live music. Featured musicians include members of “Brother John”, Al Purdy and John Williams, and “Hickory Project”, a globally acclaimed band that plays hard-driving traditional and original bluegrass music (http//
Call 570-996-1500 for more information.

Bus Trip to the Everhart Museum
Saturday, July 28th.
The bus will leave the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock at 9:30 am and return at approximately 2:00 pm.
Admission: $5.00 per person. Box lunch included.
Take a tour of the Everhart Museum, enjoy a box lunch in Nay Aug Park and visit the Gorge and Wildlife Center.
Call 570-996-1500 to register. Preregistration is required.

Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 6
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Wednesday, August 15th at 7:30 pm.
Tickets: $5.00 each.
Join us for an evening of acoustic folk music with Kate and CJ, back by popular demand, Tom Flannery, and Lorne Clarke.
Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for ticket information.

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

Acting Camp for Kids, ages 6 -11
Use your wonderful imagination and learn all about acting and theater. Activities covered include acting techniques, theatre games, improvisation, storytelling, play making, character creation and more! Students will create their own characters and stories while learning how to act and how much fun theater is. A casual performance will end the week if time allows. Each camp will feature a completely different story and characters so students are welcome to sign up for both weeks.
Camp 1: Monday - Friday, June 18 - 22 from 1:00 - 2:30 pm. Camp 2: Monday - Friday, August 6 - 10 from 1:00 -2:30 pm.
Admission $50 per week.
Instructor: Michaela Moore of All About Theatre

Ahoy Matey! Pirates and Treasure: Theater and Visual Arts Camp
Come find hidden treasure and learn the ancient secrets of pirates! Go on treasure hunts, make a pirate costume (boy or girl...yes there were girl pirates...)and make up your own unique play guessed it - PIRATES! Come aboard our ship for a week and join the fun! For ages 5 -12.
Monday - Friday, August 6 -10 from 10:00 am - noon.
Admission: $50
Instructors: Michaela Moore and Amy Colley

Ballroom Dancing for Kids, ages 12 and up.
Learn how to do the merengue and swing dance in this five week introductory ballroom dancing class for kids.
Thursdays, July 12, 19, 26, August 2, 9, from 10:00 - 11:30 am
Admission is free. Call 570-996-1500 to register.
Instructor: Connie Kintner

Decorative Painting for Adults - Summer
Learn decorative painting techniques while creating decorative pieces for your home or to give as gifts. All levels of experience welcome. Preregistration required. Call 570-996-1500 to sign up.
Wednesdays from noon - 3:00 pm through August 29.
Admission: $15 per class plus the cost of the painting surface.
Instructor: Eileen Balboa

Decorative Painting for Kids, ages 8 and up
Monday, April 30 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.Learn some decorative painting techniques and turn a plain wooden box into a work of art for Mom - make wrapping paper too!Tuesday, June 12 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.Make a decorative box for Father's Day and wrapping paper to wrap it in.
Monday, April 30 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm and Tuesday, June 12 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm.
Cost: $5 per class.
Instructor: Sarah Sidorek

Digital Arts Camp, for ages 8 -13
Explore the arts through claymation, robotics and special effects.
Monday - Friday, July 23 -27 from 2:00 - 4:30 pm.
Admission: $50.
Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Theatre.

Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs! Dinosaurs!: Theater and Visual Arts Camp
Have a blast discovering these fascinating ancient reptiles. Make up live dinosaur adventures in costumes and create art that is all about preshistoric creatures. Stomp through fossils and long extinct mammals and reptiles while learning fantastic facts. Come be a meat eater or a plant eater for a week at the Dietrich! For ages 5 -12.
Monday - Friday, June 18 -22 from 10:00 am - noon.
Admission: $50.
Instructors: Amy Colley and Michaela Moore.

Everhart Explorations, ages 5 - 12
Make it a scienterrific summer! Discover facts, features, and fun in the world around us. From atmosphere to illusions, experimenting with the Everhart has never been so exciting!
Mondays, July 9, 16, 23, 30. Ages 5-8: 10:00 -11:00 am. Ages 9 -12: 11:30 am - 12:30 pm.
Admission is free.
Instructor: Everhart Museum Staff

Intergenerational Quilting, for all ages - Summer
"Farmers Market" - Quilting is food for the soul! Fashion a tablerunner or throw for an indoor or outdoor setting made with fruit and vegetable print fabrics, homespuns and more. Learn the basics of sewing and quilting.
Wednesdays, June 6 - July 25 from 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
Admission is $6 per class, materials provided.
Instructors: Ingrid Rogler, Peggy Lane, and Terry Keller.

Leonardo Da Vinci - His Life and Ideas
Da Vinci's interests and accomplishments will be explored as children sketch birds and other animals, try mirror writing, make a lute, and even learn a little Italian!
Monday - Friday, July 30 - August 3 from 3:00 - 4:30 pm.
Admission is $50.
Instructor: Amy Colley.

Move Over Mr. Spielberg, for ages 14 to adult
Learn how to create your own digital films using a digital camera and a computer. Using everything from clay actors to human ones, the class will shoot, edit, score and output several short films in the course of a week.
Monday - Friday, July 23 -27 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
Admission is $50.
Instructor: Rand Whipple, Box of Light Theatre.

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing and Pottery
Students of all ages and levels of experience will have the opportunity to work at their own paceand with the medium of their choice.
Tuesdays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. July 10, 17, 24, 31.
Cost: $15 per class or $50 for four classes.
Instructor: Steve Colley

Pottery & Sculpture, ages 13 to adult
This class is designed for students of all levels of experience. Students will work on pottery wheels, learn hand-building and sculpture techniques as well as making molds and casting.
Mondays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm, July 9, 16, 23, 30.
Cost: $50 for all four classes
Instructor: Steve Colley

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up - Summer
"Secret Garden" - Design and sew a garden quilt. Make this quilt all your own with colorful fabrics. With a seed of imagination, you might find dandelions, bugs and a cat in your garden patch quilt.
Wednesdays, June 13 - July 25 from 3:30 - 5:00 pm
Admission is $6/class, materials provided.
Instructors: Ingrid Rogler, Peggy Lane, and Terry Keller.

Under the Sea: Theater and Visual Arts Camp, ages 5 -12
Mermaids, sharks and underwater adventures! Ever wonder what it would be like to live uder the sea, be a mermaid or even a shark? Come find out at this salt water camp that is all about the ocean. Create costumes, pottery, watercolors (how appropriate), stories and plays for a week of splashy fun!
Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13 from 10 am - noon.
Admission is $50.
Instructor: Michaela Moore, All About Theatre

Writers' Group
Come and read your work or listen and be inspired. Learn the craft of writing as you write. All genres and levels of writing are welcome.
Thursdays from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Meetings are ongoing.
Admission is free.
group format - no instructor

Yoga for You
This class will teach and reinforce the basic yoga poses (asanas)which gently stretch and strengthen the body. Attention will be given to breathing and alignment in postures. Call 570-996-1500 to confirm dates. Please bring yoga mat or beach towel.
Wednesdays, 10:00 am - 11:00 am, Call 570-996-1500 for class dates.
Cost: $10 per lesson. Children are free.
Certified Hatha Yoga Instructor: Melissa Russo

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