Dietrich Theater
Food Inc. Movie Discussion
After the Saturday, September 19th 4:50 pm showing of Food Inc., Janie Quinn of Essential Eating will conduct a discussion about the film. 

Janie Quinn is the Founder of Essential Eating, a family of green companies including Essential Eating Lifestyle and Cooking School, Essential Eating Sprouted Foods and Essential Environments. She is the author of the award-winning books, Essential Eating, A Cookbook, Essential Eating The Digestible Diet, Essential Eating Sprouted Baking and Essential Environments. 
Reasons for Quilting Lecture
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, October 3 at 11 am.
Presented by: Edyta Sitar
Tickets: $5 each
Let Edyta take you on a guided walk through historical, political, and personal events that have inspired generations of quilters. In her presentation she reflects on quilters work and how they find inspiration to create, to express, and to mark milestones in their lives. She will share a large collection of quilts (over 50) that will entertain and inspire.
Call 570-996-1500 for tickets or details.
Riches to Rags - LaVoce Concert
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, October 4 at 3:00 pm.
Presented by: La Voce.
Directed by: Dolores Dominick-Noll.
Tickets: $10 each
Enjoy an afternoon of music from the Grand Opera and Sacred Repertoire, highlights from “The Student Prince”, other Romberg “Gems”, and fun selections from Broadway. 
Call 570-996-1500 for tickets or details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

So this is it! This is the start of one of the best festivals ever! I know, I know. You’ve probably heard me say that before. But it’s true this time - - honest! First of all, we sold out gala night way earlier than usual – we were sold out by mid-week last week. That’s always a good sign.
     Then there is the wonderful chatter all around us about the upcoming movies. It seems as if just about everyone is so excited about the list of great films showing this fall. And I look at them and there isn’t one of them I don’t want to see. And there are a few I can’t wait to see! (And that list starts with The Hurt Locker, In the Loop, Summer Hours, and Departures.)
     There will definitely be some changes for the staff this gala night because at the same time as we have gala we’re opening two new movies! We’re opening Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs for the kidlets and Jennifer’s Body for teens and others who like their horror with a twist of humor. And speaking of Jennifer’s Body, I got a really lovely letter from a man who said that I had written about experimenting with horror and the fact that I wouldn’t continue to bring them in if Halloween didn’t do well. He made the argument that I wouldn’t judge romantic comedies by one doing badly, or family films if one fell off the mark. And you know what? He’s absolutely right. Horror is a genre I’ve never liked (although I am going to see Jennifer’s Body because it’s so campy) and therefore I tend to dismiss it. But many perfectly respectable folks absolutely love it. And it’s their movie theater, too. So, Gary – as you can see, I took your letter to heart and I’ll bring them in as schedule allows.
     I have to tell you about the caliber of kids we have working for us here. They are all so terrific that it’s hard to single anyone out. But once in awhile one of them goes so far above the call of duty that I have to tell you about it. Sarah Starzec is one terrific worker – one of the best ever! She has a bum knee which was to be operated on this week. She postponed the surgery so she could help us out on gala night! (She never said a word – I found that out from her mother.) Wow! What a wonderful, wonderful young woman! Thanks, Sarah – we owe you.
     So Ronnie Harvey, supervisor extraordinaire, is going to have his hands more than full on gala night! Not only is there the rush in the Evans to feast on superb food (Seasons, Epicurean and Twigs) and wonderful wine (Nimble Hill), but with two new movies opening and one romantic comedy held over (and I know Matt wrote a snippy review of All About Steve but the fact is that most of the ladies who saw it got a real kick out of it – it’s most likely a “guy” thing) poor Ronnie is going to have to be in four places at once! Good he’s so competent!
     Oh yeah, I needed to tell you that there is a printing error in about half the festival brochures. Half list the price as 6 for mat and 7 for evening and the other half list as 7 for mat and 8 for evening. The latter is correct. All matinees are $7.00 (with no senior or other discounts) and all evening are $8.00. The reason we have to make those tix a little higher is that those films are extremely expensive to bring in. Not only do they cost more, but the time spent by the projectionists putting them up and down is enormous! So that’s the one place we can’t discount. (But we’re still cheaper than the big cineplexes!)
     So that’s all my Dietrich news. Oh yeah. One more thing. Today Penny Davis called me to say she is going to join our board! We are thrilled to have her. Penny is so upbeat, so kind, so generous with her praise of the Dietrich that we wholeheartedly welcome her to the Board of Directors. Welcome, Penny – a thousand times!
     See you at the Dietrich ( and festival, too.)

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

September 11, 2009 -
September 17, 2009

September 4, 2009 -
September 24, 2009

September 4, 2009 -
September 17, 2009

Inglourious Basterds
August 21, 2009 -
September 17, 2009

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

September 18, 2009 -
October 1, 2009

September 18, 2009 -
October 1, 2009

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

Food Inc. Movie Discussion
September 19, 2009

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

The Grapes of Wrath Audition Notice
November 21, 2009 - December 12, 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 & Steveskey 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

We are just two days away from the Dietrich’s Fall 2009 Film Festival. I can hardly believe it! The gala is sold out, final details are being put in place for the event, and our projectionists are getting prepared to put up and take down over fifteen films during the next two weeks. It’s a great deal of work for the Dietrich’s projectionists (thanks Esther, Bob, Ronnie, and Bob), but it is definitely worth it to bring in all of those foreign, independent, and art films to our area. There is something for everyone this festival - comedies, dramas, and documentaries. I really am looking forward to seeing Gotta Dance, Lemon Tree, Every Little Step, and (500) Days of Summer. To figure out what movies you would like to see, visit our website <> or pick up a film festival brochure at the theater for movie times and film synopses. 
And just two days after the film festival is over, Tunkhannock will celebrate Airing of the Quilts on Saturday, October 3rd. Each year I love to see our beautiful town draped in colorful quilts especially with the fall foliage.   The Dietrich will take part in the day by hosting a quilt lecture with Edyta Sitar called “Reasons for Quilting” at 11:00 am. During her presentation, Edyta will take you on a guided walk through historical, political, and personal events that have inspired generations of quilters. She will reflect on quilters’ work and how they find inspiration to create, to express, and to mark milestones in their lives. She will share a large collection of quilts (over 50) that will entertain and inspire. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by calling the theater at 570-996-1500. 
In addition to the lecture, the Dietrich’s Earnshaw Gallery will be filled with quilts created by local quilter Dixie McGregor of Lemon, PA. Her quilts will be on display from October 1 through mid November. However, on October 3rd, Dixie will be there after the lecture to demonstrate quilting and to answer any questions about the exhibit. We hope you will come out and visit this display as several of Dixie’s quilts have been shown, judged, and ribboned in shows from Pennsylvania to Massachusetts. Some of her quilts have also been featured in issues of Traditional Quiltworks, Quilting Today, and Miniature Quilts
The following day, Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 pm, the theater will be brimming over with music. La Voce, a group of area singers directed by Dolores Dominick-Noll, will take the Dietrich stage to perform music from the Grand Opera and Sacred Repertoire, highlights from “The Student Prince”, other Romberg “Gems”, and fun selections from Broadway. This will be the third year that La Voce will be performing in Tunkhannock. You don’t want to miss this special concert.  As Margie Young, Dietrich Program Director says about La Voce’s music, “This is the way music should be made - for the pure joy of it.” Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door or by calling us at 570-996-1500.
Oh, and please be sure to stop by the Dietrich to visit our current exhibit in the Earnshaw Gallery featuring masks created by Bronwyn Frazier, localartist, mask maker, actress, and creator of Bronwyn learned about mask making while at Arcadia University. Her masks are so imaginative and whimsical. Some of them have been used in local community theater productions and films. Please join us for the exhibit reception on Sunday, September 27 from 3:00 - 4:00 pm and meet Bronwyn.