Dietrich Theater Coming Soon

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.
Little Red Riding Hood - Live Performance!
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, October 10 at 1:00 pm.
Presented by: Gamut Theatre Group
Tickets: $5 each
Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg will take the Dietrich stage to perform the children’s favorite tale "Little Red Riding Hood". During this performance, help Little Red stay on the right path and watch out for the Big Bad Wolf. This class will keep you laughing all the way to Grandma’s house.
Call 570-996-1500 for ticket information.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  Just came from lunch with those wonderful cultural folks where we got into the nitty-gritty of planning for the March production of The Grapes of Wrath. Directed by our very own Jennifer Jenkins – a lovely and enthusiastic young woman who is a perfect fit here at the Dietrich. This year, when the county reads The Grapes of Wrath, it will be followed not by a movie, but by this grand play, adapted faithfully (much more so than the movie) from Steinbeck’s novel. What fun it was to sit and plan this gorgeous production which will brighten up the bleak midwinter. And this year it will be an all volunteer production! We hope this will be the first of many plays Jennifer will direct. 

Okay. I’m so excited about Sunday! La Voce is coming on Sunday afternoon! I just love them! They are a group of volunteers who bring beautiful music to our area. Dolores Dominick-Noll does a great job with her merry band and they have put together a particularly wondrous program of familiar tunes for us all to enjoy this Sunday afternoon. From Stephen Foster they’re doing Beautiful Dreamer, Gentle Annie, Hard Times Come Again No More and others. From The Student Prince they are singing Deep In My Heart, Golden Days, The Drinking Song and more. And from Broadway they’ll be Puttin’ On The Ritz as well as a little serious opera thrown on in.   So do come and support some pretty wonderful music right here in downtown Tunkhannock. I just can’t wait!
     One more thing from those cultural folks – don’t forget the live production of Little Red Riding Hood on October 10th. It’s a great production and there’s nothing more fun for the kidlets than live theater so do bring ‘em on out to join in the fun with the little girl with the hood.
      Okay. So. Now we get to the movies. The two biggest of the festival were 500 Days of Summer and Cheri, so since there wasn’t anything opening nationwide that I either wanted but couldn’t get (Whip It) or could get but didn’t want (Zombieland) I decided to keep the best of the fest! 500 Days of Summer is my personal fave from festival. It is a darling, charming, sweet natured film that makes you proud to run a movie house. It is the sweet and very gentle story of a dear young man who falls madly in love with a young woman and believes her to be his soul mate. Convinced that there is only one soul mate for each living soul, he is crushed when she moves on. But the lesson of this film is that true love need not necessarily be exclusive and that the heart, although tender, is resilient.
     Cheri is a terrific period piece, a romance and social satire all rolled up into one. For you ladies who want to look at the lushness of another time while being soooo happy you don’t live back then, this is the movie for you. It’s worth your time, and now that we have it for a week you have ample time to see it.
     Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs is with us another week and it’s a little gem for the kidlets. Fun, light, silly – it’s perfect for kids and mums and dads alike.
     Surrogates starring Bruce Willis is with us for another week, also. It’s not bad sci-fi and of course Willis is ever charming.
     And that’s all the news from my desk. Festival went so well, opening night was so fabulous, and now we head on into the later autumn and skirt around the beginning edge of the holidays, moviewise. It will be such fun to have the holidays on our four screens – we can bring almost all the blockbusters to you! Can you imagine that?
     See you at the Dietrich.

     P.S. – Look at our fab new webpage to see the folks who sponsored the film festival. Tell them thanks the next time you see them. They make it all possible!!!!!

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

September 18, 2009 -
October 1, 2009

September 18, 2009 -
October 1, 2009

September 25, 2009 -
October 15, 2009

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
September 18, 2009 -
October 8, 2009

September 18, 2009 -
October 1, 2009

Coming Soon
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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

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

I can’t believe that October is just a day away! Where did September go? It seems like the film festival just kicked off and children and adults started their September art classes at the Dietrich. In reality, though, there is only one day of festival left and we are looking to October classes and events. Since tomorrow is the last day of festival, Hildy and Jeffrey scheduled four movies for the day. So if you haven’t seen O’Horten, Every Little Step, Away We Go, or The Hurt Locker, this is your chance. I really hope to see Every Little Step tomorrow, those who have seen it tell me that it really makes you appreciate all that goes into making a Broadway show. 
While the festival focused on films mainly for adults, in October, children will have a great movie event to look forward to. The much-anticipated movie Where the Wild Things Are opens at the Dietrich on October 16. You do not want to miss this film. When we checked out the preview of this movie, we all agreed it was like watching the pages of Maurice Sendak’s Caldecott medal-winning children’s story come to life. Teachers, if you are looking for a fun field trip for your class, this is it! For more information about booking a special show at the Dietrich, call Sarah at 570-996-1503.
The Dietrich will also be hosting a live performance for children and families on Saturday, October 10 at 1:00 pm. Join us as Gamut Theatre Group of Harrisburg takes the Dietrich stage to perform the children’s tale “Little Red Riding Hood”. During this performance, the audience will be encouraged to help Little Red stay on the right path and watch out for the Big Bad Wolf. This classic will keep you and your kids laughing all the way to Grandma’s house. Tickets are only $5 each and can be reserved at the Dietrich’s ticket booth or by calling 570-996-1500. 
In addition to movies and events, the theater will present some new classes for children in October. On Tuesdays from 4:00 - 5:00 pm, Everhart Museum Educator Anki will be back to teach “Explore Latin America’s Halloween”. In this class for children ages 5 to 12, students will experience the traditions, festivities, and fantastic crafts of Latin American Culture! They will write, draw, create, and explore in this class series based on the Everhart’s new exhibit Day of the Dead: Art & Culture in the Americas. Admission is free and there is still time to sign up. To register, please give us a call at 570-996-1500.
For younger children, ages 3 to 5, Amy Colley and Michaela Moore will take kids on an adventure in Super Hero Theatre & Visual Art classes. Students will learn about super heroes while creating stories, live theatre, arts, crafts and so much more! They will learn about movement, make masks and costumes, create group art projects, and play theatre games Preschool classes will be held on Thursdays starting on October 15 and the Mommy & Me session will begin on Friday, October 16. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for class information or to register. 
Please remember to join us this weekend for some live events at the Dietrich! On Saturday, October 3rd, come out for Airing of the Quilts. See local quilter Dixie McGregor’s exhibit in the Earnshaw Gallery and take in Edyta Sitar’s lecture “Reasons for Quilting” at 11 am. Tickets are $5 each and can be purchased by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while supplies last. 
Then on Sunday at 3:00 pm, La Voce will take the stage for their concert “Riches to Rags”.   This will be an amazing afternoon of music with numbers from the Grand Opera and Sacred Repertoire, highlights from “The Student Prince” and other Romberg “Gems”, and fun selections from Broadway. I can’t wait! Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the door.