Dietrich Theater Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 8 At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock Wednesday, August 19th at 7:30 pm. Tickets: $5.00 each. Join us for an evening of acoustic music featuring George Wesley, Kate Jordan, C.J. McKenna, Tom Flannery and Lorne Clarke. Tickets can be purchased at the door or by calling 570-996-1500. Call 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Wow! I’m writing this on Tuesday afternoon and boy, did summer just come roaring in! I understand that it’s perfectly normal – after all, it actually is summer so I guess high heat and humidity is to be expected. But I’m not a fan of this sort of surly weather. I like the cool and breezy ways of autumn, the fierce, snowy winds of winter and the delicate blossoms of spring. But the floozy that is summer – well, except for the flowers and the butterflies and the redwing blackbirds and…and… hmmmm. Maybe I actually do like the summer. But not the heat. Who do I petition to get all the accoutrements of summer without the heat? I’d certainly appreciate any help I could get on that one. Numbers, numbers, numbers. We have been adding one column and another and then yet another figuring out all our finances. And everything looks soooo good. But we still have chair plaques to put up. We have about a hundred left and we’d really like to see your name on one (yes, you – your name). So if you’re feeling generous toward the best movie theater in the entire world, we sure would love to see your name or the name of someone you love in either of our spectacular brand spanking new movie houses! Just a thought. Something to keep in mind. (996-1509 will get you one real fast.) Movies, movies, movies! We are opening Funny People this Friday starring Adam Sandler. It’s a little funny, a little serious, about a comedian who is told he is terminally ill and the adjustments he must make in his life. Of course most of us would do things differently at least from time to time if we thought this were our last day or week or month. (Yeah, I know – we should always live as if this moment were our last. But, honestly, who really does that?) I’m a big Adam Sandler fan. I actually like most of his movies, from The Wedding Singer to Spanglish. I am looking forward to this one because the trailers look so fine. So come on over to the Dietrich, get some great corn (can’t you almost hear it popping?) and go see the latest movie on Hollywood’s schedule. Boy, this having four screens is such a hoot! We’re holding G-Force, the kiddie flick that pits heavily armed guinea pigs against really really bad guys. (Hey, don’t talk to me about it. I don’t write ‘em, I just show ‘em.) The kidlets who saw it liked it a lot. It’s easy, silly stuff for the whole family. Of course, we have Harry Potter for another week. Best of the lot so far. A rousing good story about the boy wizard as he grows older and travels ever more dangerous pathways. It is totally engrossing entertainment, from the time the Warner Brothers logo appears on the screen until the final credits roll. This is a must for all movie buffs this summer. Honest. It is. We are keeping My Sister’s Keeper since it did so well this past week. It’s one of my favorite Jodi Piccoult novels and as always, buried inside her wonderful stories, are hard, hard ethical and moral choices. This is about the choice made by a family to bring a child into the world to help the very sick child they already have. The parents love both their children, but as the youngest grows older she tells them she no longer wishes to be a donor for her sister. It’s a gorgeous, beautifully acted film, but do bring tissues. You’ll need them. Finally, for one week only, and by popular demand, we are bringing back The Hangover for a brief engagement. If you missed it the first time around or if you simply want to laugh hard one more time, do come see it. This is one of the silliest, dumbest, most outrageous films I’ve ever seen but it is sooo funny that a few times I laughed so hard I could barely catch my breath. It’s that silly. It’s most definitely not for the faint of heart or the easily offended, but if you’re made of tougher stuff, this is the movie for you. I give it four stars on my like-o-mometer! So, that’s all for this week. See you at the Dietrich!

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

July 24, 2009 -
August 6, 2009

My Sister's Keeper
July 24, 2009 -
August 6, 2009

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
July 20, 2009 -
August 6, 2009

Ice Age
July 2, 2009 -
July 30, 2009

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

The Hangover
July 31, 2009 -
August 6, 2009

Funny People
July 31, 2009 -
August 6, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 8
August 19, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

An Artist a Day, for ages 5 -12
July 27, 2009 - July 31, 2009

Mamma Mia!: Theatre & Visual
July 27, 2009 - July 31, 2009

Trash to Treasures Camp, ages 5 to 12
August 3, 2009 - August 7, 2009

Create a Felted Handbag, for ages 16 and up
July 23, 2009 - August 13, 2009

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
July 15, 2009 - August 26, 2009

Introduction to Knitting
August 12, 2009 - August 26, 2009

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
July 28, 2009 - August 11, 2009

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Stained Glass
August 18, 2009

Pottery & Sculpture, ages 13 and up
July 13, 2009 - August 31, 2009

Writers' Group
July 9, 2009 - August 27, 2009

Yoga for You
July 22, 2009 - August 26, 2009

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

The Dietrich was filled with music last week as students jammed in a jugband with Sadie Green Sales Jugband. Children and adults learned how to play a variety of instruments including the spoons, washboards, a washtub bass, the saw, a tube-o-phone and more! They also explored making their own instruments including kazoos, a washtub bass, and bumblebees. From these classes, I think we all learned that making music is fun and brings people together. Thank you David Driskell and Timothy Walker of Sadie Green Sales Jugband for a wonderful week. We hope to bring them back again. We would also like to thank the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for funding their class. With Sadie Green Sales Jugband we learned how to make instruments out of household items, and next week we will learn how to create art out of items found around the house too. Steve Colley will be teaching a week long Trash to Treasures Camp for children ages five to twelve. Students will explore how to create unique 3-D collages out of everything from bottle caps to shoes. Classes will be held from 2:00 - 3:30 pm from August 3rd to 7th. Admission is $50 for the week. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register. The Dietrich will also be offering a couple of workshops for adults in August. Esther Harmatz will be teaching an Introduction to Stained Glass class on Tuesday, August 18th from 6:00-9:00 pm. Student will learn to how to work with a design, cut glass, polish, foil wrap and solder. Each student will leave with a finished piece. All supplies and equipment will be provided. Admission is $55. On August 12 & 26 at 7:00 pm, Sarah Sidorek will be teaching an Introduction to Knitting class for adults. Students will create a knitted scarf and hat set as they learn to use straight and round knitting needles. No experience is required. These knitted hat and scarf sets make wonderful Christmas gifts. Admission is $35 and all materials are provided. Our big event for August will be the Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 8 on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:30 pm. I can’t believe this is the eighth year for this happening. Singers and songwriters George Wesley, Kate Jordan, CJ McKenna, Tom Flannery, and Lorne Clarke will be featured in this year’s Gathering. I love to hear the musicians’ comedic banter and original tunes each year. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 570-996-1500. For those of you who have come out and experienced the newly expanded Dietrich 4, you might have watched a movie in one of our new theaters with those cushy stadium rocker chairs. Boy, are those seats comfortable! And some of those seats can still be sponsored. It’s a great way to honor a friends, family, organizations or businesses. For more information about seat sponsorships, call the theater at 570-996-1509.