Dietrich Theater Reserve your tickets now for the Fall Film Festival Opening Night Gala!  
Friday, September 18th  at 6:00 pm.
Tickets: $40 each.
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres by Twigs Restaurant & Cafe, Seasons Restaurant, and Epicurean Delight and wine by Nimble Hill, two films - "Coco Before Chanel" and "In the Loop", and desserts by Epicurean Delight.
Reservations are required.  Call 570-996-1500 for reservations.

Fall 2009 Film Festival
Friday, September 18 through Thursday, October 1
Enjoy fourteen days of fifteen foreign, independent, and art films.  
Matinee tickets (before 6 pm): $7.  Evening tickets (after 6 pm): $8.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  Isn’t this the most glorious weather? Crisp, almost cold nights for sleeping, cool, sunny days. September is such a perfect month- when the weather is no longer hot and steamy (except for that prerequisite week when the kids first go back to school and the weather perversely turns into July) and then September segues into October which is so full of flash and color and then of course we drift toward November and the cold, cold winds and then the colors of the holidays and then my sister and I have to plan all sorts of new dishes for Thanksgiving dinner only to end up making exactly the same meal as Mamma always did and then we decorate for Christmas and then we get to relax in January as the snow whirls around the fields! Oh yes, it is all so lovely! And it starts now, even as I write this and it is just another sweet day in the fall. 

     Movies, movies movies! I know it’s fair weekend and you won’t have a lot of time to spend anywhere else, but we have brought in a couple of goodies for you anyway….just in case.   We have a new Sandra Bullock romance co-starring Bradley Cooper, the really cute guy from the hangover. It looks to be fun and light, something to make you laugh and go home feeling a little better about the world. Or something.
     Then, most likely for one week only (although we might hold it for two if it does okay) we have The Time Traveler’s Wife, a sweet, melancholy story about a man who travels through time coming in and out of the life of the woman he so dearly loves. He cannot control his travels which makes for a jarring and difficult life. The stars are the gorgeous Rachel McAdams and the equally gorgeous Eric Bana. And the story is about unending love, no matter how difficult the circumstances. 
     Holding Inglorious Basterds which I intend to see again because it’s one of the best pix in years and years!!! If you haven’t seen it yet, do see it on the big screen. It’s tense and funny and never a dull moment. I loved it loved it and I think you will too.
     Second week for the horror movie experiment which turned out to be a bad choice since it came in third on last week’s top ten list. But at least we experimented. We might do it again sometime, but I’m not too sure about that. Although we are angling for Jennifer’s Body, but that’s a campy take-off on horror, not horror itself.
     Okay, switch of topic. Let’s get right to the state budget and the fact that our legislators show not one iota of urgency in solving our present crisis. Hey. Whatever. They have to face re-election in the future and people will either say this has been okay or it hasn’t. I have no idea. But this I do know. That cutting funding for the arts hurts everyone. Thirty-seven thousand jobs will be lost in PA. The Bradford County Regional Arts Council, with funding from PENPAT and PA Partners in the Arts have provided funding for a wide variety of extraordinary artistic experiences. It will be very difficult to maintain our cultural programming as it now exists without a little help from our friends. Now, we’re in a pretty good place here – the movies and private donations will help a lot with our programming, but there are many places that can’t depend on movies or patrons and they won’t be able to fund arts programming for children or adults. And even we might have to cut back some which we would hate, believe me! 
     So contact your state legislators and let them know that this fiddle-dee-deeing with the budget is hurting all kinds of agencies that help the poor and it’s wreaking havoc with the arts. And if you don’t think the arts are important, then why do we flock to movies and plays and concerts and galleries? Why do we need more than bread to feed our spirit? I’ll tell you why – just my opinion. Look at this magnificent world we live in -- the flowers and seas, the mountains and deserts. The colors of the universe are the colors of the rainbow. If you believe, as I do, that there is a Creator, then he must be an artist. Why else such heart-stopping beauty all around us?
     Moral? Don’t cut spending to the arts. You don’t want to make God really, really mad, now do you?????
     See you at the Dietrich.
PS – Gala night tix are going fast! Call and reserve soon or it’s the –gasp!!!! – waiting list!

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September 18, 2009 -
October 1, 2009

September 18, 2009 -
October 1, 2009

September 4, 2009 -
September 24, 2009

September 4, 2009 -
September 10, 2009

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Fall 2009 Film Festival
September 18, 2009 - October 1, 2009

Airing of the Quilts Exhibit
October 1, 2009 - November 13, 2009

"Reasons for Quilting" Lecture
October 3, 2009

Riches to Rags - La Voce Concert
October 4, 2009

Little Red Riding Hood - Live Performance
October 10, 2009

Daniel J. Flood Lecture
October 14, 2009

Sweeny & Stevesky Guitar Concert
November 1, 2009

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
December 4, 2009 - December 4, 2009

Holiday Workshop
December 5, 2009

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 8, 2009

It's a Wonderful Life
December 15, 2009 - December 15, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

All About Pottery & Sculpture
October 15, 2009 - November 6, 2009

Donkey Beads and Bells, for ages 3 to 5
September 17, 2009 - October 9, 2009

Explore Latin America's Halloween
October 6, 2009 - October 27, 2009

Mask Making for ages 3 to 5
November 12, 2009 - December 11, 2009

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 12
November 12, 2009 - December 11, 2009

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
September 16, 2009 - December 9, 2009

Super Hero Theatre & Visual Arts, ages 3 to 5
October 15, 2009 - November 6, 2009

Trash to Treasures, ages 5 to 12
September 17, 2009 - October 9, 2009

Intergenerational Quilting, ages 13 and up
September 16, 2009 - December 9, 2009

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing & Pottery
September 15, 2009 - December 1, 2009

Basketry: Elves Workshop 2
November 2, 2009 - November 23, 2009

Basketry: Intro to Twined Basketry
November 21, 2009

Basketry: Plaited Ash Cone Basket
October 17, 2009

Create a Felted Handbag, for ages 16 and up
October 29, 2009 - November 12, 2009

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

Golden Days of Radio Players Group
October 13, 2009 - December 8, 2009

Introduction to Knitting
October 1, 2009 - October 15, 2009

Jewelry Making: Art Clay Silver
October 19, 2009

Jewelry Making: Working with Sculpey Clay
October 22, 2009

Jewelry Making: Intermediate Glass Fusing
November 2, 2009 - November 16, 2009

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Metal Working
October 26, 2009

Introduction to Stained Glass
November 30, 2009

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery - Days
September 14, 2009 - November 30, 2009

Pottery & Sculpture, ages 13 and up
August 24, 2009 - November 30, 2009

Watercolor for Beginners
October 24, 2009

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

September has arrived which means kids are back to school, the Endless Mountains become even more beautiful with fall foliage, and the Dietrich’s Fall Film Festival is almost here. Hildy has lined up fifteen films for this two-week event starting on Friday, September 18th. Of course I want to see Coco Before Chanel which will be playing on opening night only, but I also hope to catch many other films including (500) Days of Summer, Away We Go, Every Little Step, Gotta Dance, Lemon Tree, and Whatever Works. I think there’s a good mix of comedy, drama, and documentaries in this season’s festival. I always admire those festivalgoers who make it a point to see all of the films in each festival. What an experience! I hope to do it myself one day. Film Festival brochures are available at the theater or if you would like us to mail one to you, please call us at 570-996-1500.

While tickets are moving fast for the festival’s Opening Night Gala, there is still time to make your reservations. Join us on Friday, September 18th at 6:00 pm for an evening, which celebrates great film, great food, and great company. That evening we will be able to take in Coco Before Chanel with Audrey Tautou and In the Loop starring James Gandolfini. Twigs Restaurant & Café, Seasons Restaurant, and Epicurean Delight will provide the most delicious hors d’oeuvres, Nimble Hill Vineyard and Winery will supply a variety of local wines, and between films, Epicurean Delight will offer up the most sumptuous desserts you have ever tasted. Tickets are $40 each and can be reserved by calling the theater at 570-996-1500.

In addition to the festival, we are offering fun and adventurous classes for children at the Dietrich in September including Trash to Treasures and Donkey Beads and Bells. The Dietrich will also host some exciting classes and workshops for adults and teens. In Open Studio for Drawing, Painting, & Pottery, students can explore the arts by working in the medium of their choice with the guidance of artist-in-residence Steve Colley. There is an adult class on Monday mornings from 9:30 - 11:00 am and a teen and adult class on Tuesday nights from 7:00 - 8:30 pm. Admission is $15 per class or $50 for four classes.

We also are offering Sarah Sidorek’s very popular Introduction to Knitting classes again. On Thursdays, October 1 and 15 at 7:00 pm learn how to knit a scarf and hat set. Students will learn how to use straight and round knitting needles. No experience is required. These hand knitted scarves and hat make perfect Christmas gifts. Admission is $35 and includes all materials. Visit <> or call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information about classes and events.