Dietrich Theater
Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 8
At the DietrichTheater 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

So our Jeffrey has done it again! I am so tickled! Sony wasn’t sure they wanted to give Julie and Julia to a theater this small. But I told him our audience would love it and he just kept going back again and again.  Until he just plumb wore them down. So this Friday, the tiny but mighty Dietrich will open not only one of the summer’s biggest films – GI Joe – but also the film that looks to be one of the finest of the summer. This spring when I looked at the summer schedule there were two films I couldn’t wait to see. One, as you know, was Public Enemies, which I found to be gorgeous! The other was Julie and Julia and I will be in the theater Friday night, first show, to see it! I am a huge Meryl Streep fan – I think she is most likely the finest actress on the screen today, and I love the whole subject of food and cooking and…well…all of it. So for those of you who, like me, love food and wine and great writing and acting – come see what I am sure is going to be a film classic. This is the real thing, I promise. 

Then for you guys who love beautiful women, muscled-up men and lots of guns and explosions, do we have a movie for you! Yup. G.I.Joe is full of all of the above. It’s not my bag, but I know there are lots of folks out there who really love that kind of escapism. And that’s what it is, pure and simple – an escape into an alternate reality where the good guys can shoot their way to victory over all things bad and everyone ends up happy (albeit armed to the teeth) ever after. And, as Seinfeld would say, “there’s nothing wrong with that.”
Completing our week in movies we have Harry Potter for another week. It’s a really good movie – maybe the best of the Potter bunch, and if you haven’t seen it yet, now’s the time for a look-see. It’s totally engrossing and well done.
Finally we have Adam Sandler in Funny People. Let me warn you - - this is an R rated comedy. That means it’s edgy, offensive and funny only if you don’t mind language and a certain degree of smarminess. Plus, since it’s a guy sort of film, there is the requisite throwing up scene. If you’re okay with that then you’ll probably like it. Probably it’s generational, too. Young people like it a lot. I haven’t seen it yet but I intend to because I’m a huge Sandler fan. I think his sweetness always shines through, no matter how raunchy the material.
Okay, enough of present movies. I need to tell you about festival! I think the second film opening night will be In The Loop, a screamingly funny British political satire. However, I do need to warn everyone that there is a good deal of language in it form one character, but he’s British and they make everything funny. Our festival crowd is a pretty sophisticated bunch, and the movie has received raves form the critics, but I want everyone to be forewarned – this is an adult film. R rated comedy at its best. I still haven’t chosen the first film for opening night. Hopefully by next week I can tell you.

But, of course, you know that opening night (September 18th) is about great movies, but also about the food and the wine and the people and all the various components that make for a superlative gala. 996-1500 to reserve those seats!
Remember, we still have chairs that are calling out for your names on their plaques. They’re beginning to fly off the shelves now, so you’ll want to reserve that seat. Remember, as long as the Dietrich stands, your loved one will be remembered. Cool, hmmmm?
So, that’s it. Enjoy, enjoy the carnival, and save some time for our fab films.
See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

July 24, 2009 -
August 6, 2009

Funny People
July 31, 2009 -
August 13, 2009

The Hangover
July 31, 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 13, 2009

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

Julie & Julia
August 7, 2009 -
August 13, 2009

G.I.JOE: Rise of Cobra
August 7, 2009 -
August 13, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 8
August 19, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

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

What a perfect day we had for Celebrate Our River Day this year! The weather was beautiful, the bands truly entertained, environmental organizations provided lots of information and activities, and of course the view of the Susquehanna from Riverside Park was spectacular. 

David Driskell and Timothy Walker of Sadie Green Sales Jugband kicked the event off with lively jugband tunes. My favorite part of their set was when they invited students from classes they held at Dietrich on stage to play two songs. Both songs featured students playing instruments including the washtub bass, slide whistle, tube-a-phone, plastic drums, spoons, and more. You can’t help but enjoy their music.
I also thought am Radio was great. This seven member band covered songs from the 60s’ and 70s’ and boy, are they talented. I especially enjoyed hearing the horn section of the band. Marige and I were surprised to learn that one of the Dietrich’s own, Charlie Ruddell, is a member of the band. I can’t wait to see what the future holds for this gifted young musician. 
We would like to thank the environmental organization and educators that came out provided activities and information for the event including Bob Daniels, who held two nature talks about “River Critters”, the Endless Mountains Nature Center, Countryside Conservancy, Lower Tunkhannock Creek Watershed Association, North Branch Land Trust, Endless Mountain Outfitters, the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, and Anthracite Outfitters. In addition to the activities in the park, about 35 people took part in the a River Float from Mehoopany to Riverside Park that day with David Buck of the Endless Mountain Outfitters. Overall, it was a great day, and we would like to express our gratitude to the Overlook Estate Foundation for sponsoring the event. 
While children’s camps are winding down for the summer, Margie and I have been busy preparing a full and fun schedule of classes and events at the Dietrich for the fall. Coming up in the next few months will be a live theatre performance of Little Red Riding Hood, concerts featuring La Voce and the Sweeny-Steveskey Classical Guitar Duo, a nature presentation, jewelry workshops fine art classes, and so much more. Stay tuned for more information about fall happenings at the Dietrich.
And don’t forget to join us later this month for our Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 8 on Wednesday, August 19th at 7:30 pm. Featured singers and songwriters include George Wesley, Kate Jordan, CJ McKenna, Tom Flannery, and Lorne Clarke. It is definitely one of our favorite concert events of the year. Tickets are $5 and can be purchased at the door or in advance by calling 570-996-1500.