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At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

What a month we have coming up for you! Honestly. I think it may be our best November ever! Okay, so to start with I want to get you all pumped up for “Maria, Full of Grace”, an R rated Spanish language film considered one of the finest indie films of the year. Yup. The entire year. It was still too new for us to get it during festival, but we have it for you now. If you love our festival films, then do come to see this. Beautifully acted, this is a story well told. And I really, really want to prove Jeffrey wrong on this. Next Monday I want to be able to say – “Ha! I win! Look at all the people who came to this movie!” So you’ll help me out with this, right?

We open “The Incredibles” on Friday. What a movie! Aging superheroes trying to live normal lives in the ‘burbs who finally get called into action to save the world. This is one of those Pixar super movies told on two different levels. There are a ton of adult jokes and adult references to keep Moms and Dads laughing all the way through, and lots of sight gags and silliness to keep those giggles coming from the kiddies. Now, I don’t have to sell Pixar to you. You know these folks are masters of their art. So, come see the movie that will start the holiday season with a bang! You’ll love it. I promise.

Then on Wednesday, the 10th, we will open “The Polar Express”. This classic children’s book about a child who learns to believe in Christmas is simply enchantingly beautiful. Jeffrey screened it and told me that it is not only visually exquisite, but it is emotionally touching. This is a movie that will wring a tear of joy from the grinchiest heart. Come see it in your own home town theater. What a grand experience!

So, you can see that the holiday season is going to be quite grand. And after the “Polar Express” opens we will be opening “Christmas With the Kranks” just two weeks later. So during Thanksgiving vacation we will have “The Polar Express” and “Christmas With the Kranks”. What a holiday! And for those of you who are already asking about our Christmas movies, - as far as I know I think they will be “Lemony Snicket” and “Phantom of the Opera”. Sounds like a fab season to me!

So, that’s it for the movies this week. Oh, yeah. Chemo ladies? Remember last week when I said “Bring it on!” Well, I was only kidding. I didn’t mean it at all. It was just a joke. When I come in Wednesday for my next hit, I just want you to know I was totally kidding. Totally. Kidding. (help) Aaaaarrrrrgggghhhhh!

See you at the Dietrich. (I hope.)

Now Showing

Napoleon Dynamite

Friday Night Lights

Coming Friday, November 5th

The Incredibles

Maria Full of Grace

Coming Wednesday, November 10th

Polar Express

Live at The Dietrich


The Dietrich’s Annual Halloween Spooktacular Triple Feature was a big hit once again this year. Teens and horror movie fans came out in droves to see the their favorite scary movies on the big screen. What a weekend of popcorn, fresh apple cider from Jayne’s Orchard, and scary fun!

And as we speak, Margie Young, Dietrich Theater Program Director, and a group of thirty-nine other Broadway excursionists are spending the day in the Big Apple on the Dietrich’s Third Annual Fall Bus Trip. They are sighting seeing, shopping, or dining in NYC, taking in the Broadway musical “Wonderful Town” starring Brooke Shield, and enjoying a family style dinner at Gabriela’s Mexican Restaurant. New York City is beautiful in the fall!

And for those art film lovers out there, the Dietrich Theater is bringing in a special treat for you in just two days. “Maria Full of Grace” will be playing for five days starting on November 5th. This dark little art film is about Maria Alvarez, an intelligent and fiercely independent 17-year-old girl from Columbia who agrees to smuggle a half-kilo of heroin into the United States. A great turnout to this film may convince our booker to bring in other foreign and independent films outside of festival time.

Now onto classes at the Dietrich, signups continue for the theater’s November programming. The theater offers mixed media, preschool art, quilting, pottery and sculpture, portfolio preparation, decorative painting, jewelry classes, yoga, acting and more! The theater is also bringing back screenwriting instructor Catherine Shefski on Saturday, December 4th for a three-hour continuation of her “Introduction to Screenwriting” class. This workshop will focus on dialogue, character development, and marketing. Her “Introduction to Screenwriting” class is not a prerequisite for this workshop so please feel free to register. Admission is $30. Visit or call 570-996-1500 for more information about or to register for classes and events at the Dietrich.

Stay tuned for a sneak peek of special holiday events and classes scheduled for this December at the Dietrich! The theater has so much in store for you and your family!

And don’t forget, we have a month full of great family blockbusters! “The Incredibles” from the makers of “Finding Nemo” comes out on November 5th with a cast including Craig T. Nelson, Holly Hunter and Samuel L. Jackson. Then on November 10th, “Polar Express” will be making a stop at the Dietrich. Enjoy this delightful film starring Tom Hanks which is based on a well-loved children’s book about a young boy whose faith in Santa is rewarded on Christmas Eve when a steam train pulls in front of his house and takes him to the North Pole. To round out the month, “Christmas with the Kranks” will show us the hilarity of the hustle and bustle of the holidays starting on November 24th. This movie will feature the comedy of Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis and Dan Aykroyd. For those John Grisham fans out there, this movie is based on the novel “Skipping Christmas”. The theater is able to accommodate school groups and organizations for special showings of any of these films, so call the theater at 570-996-1502 to make arrangements.

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. . 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

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

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