Halloween Spooktacular Triple Feature
Friday and Saturday, October 29th and 30th at 6:00 pm
Three Classic Horror Flicks:
"Child's Play"
"Graveyard Shift"
"Pet Sematary"
$10 for all three shows.

Broadway Excursion!
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.

November Classes scheduled - register today. Check the updated listings below or at dietrichtheater.com

See www.dietrichtheater.com or phone 836-1022 for times

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

So. There’s so much to tell you about this week that I guess I should get right to it and not waste a lot of time and space rattling on about zip in my first paragraph. Or did I just do that? Okay. So here’s the deal. We have some really fun movies headed at you for the weekend.

First of all, we decided to run the scary gross movies for two nights instead of one (all three for ten bucks each night) because of the Friday night football game. We knew that we’d probably fill up with kids who don’t care about football, but then we felt kind of bad for the kids who’d like to do both. So since we have the movies here anyway, Esther suggested that we show them both nights. Sounded like a good idea to us. So now, kiddies, you get to come either Friday or Saturday. And although you can reserve tix if you want, just coming to the theater a tad early should do you just fine. With the movies showing both nights there should be room for all.

In the Murray we will split screen “Friday Night Lights” and “Napoleon Dynamite”, both exceptional films in their genre. “Friday Night Lights is the true story of a small town in Texas and the hopes and dreams that rested none too lightly on the shoulders of the young high school football team. Of course everything is larger than life in Texas, but this is a deeply touching story about football and small towns and taking your dreams all the way to the top of the world. It’s a family film, so come see it with the whole gang. It was number two in the nation for a couple of weeks. It’s deserving of your attention.

“Napoleon Dynamite” is a quirky, totally cool little film about a nerd who decides to help his pal become class President. It’s weird and funny and has been playing in art houses for months. It’s good clean (if strange) fun for teens and adults alike.

So those are the films for this week. But here’s a heads up for next week. We’re going to play a little art film for five days only. (That’s because “The Polar Express” will open on a Wednesday.) “Maria Full of Grace” will play for the five days preceding “The Polar Express”. It’s a dark, demanding, deeply tragic film with a good ending. Now you art lovers simply have to come see this. I’ll explain why. Because Jeffrey said no one would come since we don’t usually do too well with art films outside of festivals. I said if we showed it you all would come. This is a battle of wills, a contest of courage, an eyeball to eyeball staring down contest and you simply have to help me win! Because otherwise the next time I want a little art film outside of festival Jeffrey will be able to say – “But remember ‘Maria Full of Grace’”???? So, you’ll come see it, right?

By the way – just a little tiny moment of strutting our stuff – we got the People’s Choice Award for the second year in a row from Electric City as the best little Indie art house in northeast PA!!!! Is that totally cool, or what?

Oh yeah, one more thing. If I forget this Margie will kill me. We are looking for a sponsor to name the new art studio. It’s the space on the left side, facing the theater. We are overflowing the Dorothy G. Sheldon studio space. Too many classes and kids and stuff. So we are converting the new space into studio to teach music and writing and jewelry and poetry and just about anything your mind can dream up. But the place needs a lot of work. So if you have an extra $15,000.00 lying around and you’d like to see your name or the name of a loved one on the front of the Dietrich, please give us a call. Remember, we never turn a child away and we have the most comprehensive arts programs outside of the school in Wyoming County. So if you can afford it you will be doing a wonderful service. We would be very, very grateful.

So that’s it. By the way – this chemo stuff is bearable. I came back to work last week and I'm walking my Jacks two miles a day. So here’s what I have to say about chemo – “Bring it on!” Heh. Heh.

See you at the Dietrich!

Now Showing

Shark Tale

Sky Captain


Halloween Spooktacular Triple Feature
Friday and Saturday, October 29th and 30th at 6:00 pm
Three Classic Horror Flicks:
"Child's Play"
"Graveyard Shift"
"Pet Sematary"
$10 for all three shows.

Coming Friday, October 29th

Napoleon Dynamite

Friday Night Lights

Live at The Dietrich


“Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”! – What a morning of great children’s theater, popcorn, and kids galore as Scranton Public Theater once again performed to a sold out audience at the Dietrich Theater over the weekend. All had fun as moms, dads, brothers and sisters participated in the performance, and those kids from the audience who volunteered to be dwarfs were spectacular; future thespians, maybe. If you missed this performance, don’t worry; the Theater will have two live, mum performances of the classic children’s story “The Velveteen Rabbit” in December which are free!

A ticket or two is still remaining for the Dietrich’s 3rd Annual Fall Bus Trip. New York City here we come! See Brooke Shields star in the Broadway musical “Wonderful Town”. This Tony award winning production is about two sisters who dreaming of making it big in New York City. It should not be missed. There will be time for lunch, sightseeing, or shopping. After the wonderful show, enjoy a family style dinner at Gabriela’s Mexican restaurant. The cost of the trip is $150, which includes the bus, theater ticket, and dinner. So take an autumn adventure, call 570-996-1500 to sign up.

The theater will also be hosting jewelry classes this November! Local jewelry maker Esther Harmatz will be teaching “Basic Jewelry I” on Wednesday, November 10th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, participants will learn beginner metal working with brass and sterling silver. At the end of the class, students will have created a sterling silver charm and a pair of earrings. Then on Wednesday, November 17th from 7:00 – 9:00 pm, the theater will be hosting “Basic Jewelry II” in which students will fabricate a bracelet, learn how to attach findings, bend wire and explore various bead placement techniques. “Basic Jewelry I” is not a prerequisite for “Basic Jewelry II”. Adults and students ages 13 and up are welcome. Admission is $40 for each of these classes, which includes the cost of the jewelry making kit.

The Dietrich is also busy registering kids for its November art classes. There are still openings for the Monday and Thursday 12:00 – 12:45 pm Preschool Art Classes. Introduce your child to the magic of art while they build friendships and learn to work with others. Mixed Media Mondays for 9 –12 year olds and Mixed Media Fridays for 5 – 8 year olds from 4:00 – 5:30 pm will continue through November providing time for your kids to explore a variety of the arts including painting, drawing, pottery, sculpture and the use of charcoals. Admission to these classes is $25.00 for four classes.

Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register for these classes, or visit www.dietrichtheater.com to see what other events and activities the Dietrich has lined up for the fall and holiday season.

More than the Movies at the Dietrich Theater

Voyage to the Stars
Saturday, November 13 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm
Come take a voyage to the stars with Everhart Museum's outer space slide show and craft. Shows will begin on the half - hour. Admission is free. Call 570-996-1500 to make 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. 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 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.
Wednesday, 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.
Wednesday, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm, November 17th
Cost: $40 including jewelry making kit
Instructor: Esther Harmatz

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, 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, through 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., through November 16
Cost: $60 for all 8 sessions
Instructor: Michaela Moore

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 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 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 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

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., 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., through December 15.
Cost: $6 per class
Instructors: Ingrid Rogler/ Gloria Eastwood

Screenwriting Dialog, Character and Marketing Workshop
Dialogue plays several major roles in a good screen play. It moves the story forward, gives depth to characters and illustrates conflict. Film clips and in-class writing samples will be used to improve dialog and character development. When you've finished your script and you're ready to show it, marketing your product comes into play. Learn how to write an effective logline and query letter. Find out how you can get your script in the hands of agents and producers. Learn about contests and online script posting services. Practice your pitch. Call 570-996-1500 to register. Snacks will be provided.
Saturday, December 4th from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Instructor: Catherine Shefski

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. - October 27. November 3, 10, 17.
Cost: Adults $10 per session
Presented by Melissa Russo.

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