Dietrich Theater

Coming Soon
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock

Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeast PA
Saturday, February 20 at 11:00 am.
Presented by: Rick Koval
Admission: Free
Learn about the reptiles and amphibians of northeast Pennsylvania with Rick Koval, naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality. This PowerPoint program illustrates 44 species of frogs, turtles, salamanders, lizards, and snakes including rarities such as the endangered northern cricket frogs, timber rattlesnakes, eastern worm snakes, and hellbenders that reside in northeastern PA.
Call 570-996-1500 for more information.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  So here we are on this Tuesday afternoon watching for a flake or two of snow to begin falling from the sky. They’ve now changed our ominous forecast, telling us by late today that we would not be getting much - - that the heavier accumulations will be falling on Philadelphia and south once again. Wow! Totally unfair! Some of us snow lovers have been waiting all winter for something that looks like a blizzard. Sigh. Oh well, there’s always tomorrow, as Scarlett would have said. 

     Wonderful movies for you this coming weekend.   Valentine’s Day is a perfect date movie. And if you don’t have a date, come with a pal. And if you don’t have a pal, come all by your lonesome, because at the Dietrich we believe that everyone has the God given right to come to a movie all by their very own selves! That’s what movies are for.
      The movie is a series of  little stories starring just about everyone in Hollywood – from Julia Roberts to Queen Latifah to Bradley Cooper and Patrick (McDreamy) Dempsey to Ann Hathaway and even to (here’s a blast from the past) Shirley McClain!!!! And there are many more I don’t have room to mention.
     So do come just to be amused, to escape the winter blahs a bit. Then again, if your idea of escape is to be thoroughly absorbed in something that’s kinda scary and grabs you in the very beginning and refuses to take it’s twisted hand off your throat (thank heavens it’s all happening at the movies and not in real life!) then we have a perfect movie for you. We have the wonderful Benicio Del Toro and the insidiously wicked Anthony Hopkins in The Wolfman. Oooooh. Shiver. It looks so scary! I can’t wait!
     And remember that we still have Avatar which is really, really good, by the way, and not in need of 3-D to make it memorable. I was surprised at how much I liked it when science fiction usually leaves me cold, but he’s created such a lovely world that I was sucked into it every minute.
     Finally we have Mel Gibson’s Edge of Darkness which is a very satisfying mystery/adventure/whatever kind of film.
     So, wouldn’t you say we have something for every taste this week at the Dietrich? Oh yes, I am trying to get Dear John and Crazy hearts. I’ll have them soon, I promise.
      Spent the afternoon on the phone with Jeffrey going over Film Festival movies!!!! Ooooh. That is so exciting! I love booking the festival! And I have to say, that I’ve been so busy these past few weeks that I didn’t have much time to research what I wanted. But my super assistant and most dynamic supervisor, Ronnie Harvey, movie buff extraordinaire, handed me a list the other day which I then sent to Jeffrey who called me and said - -“Good list! I liked them all!” Wow! (Not to be in a snit here, but Jeffrey never said that about my lists. He’d say something like “Hmmmm. Interesting….let’s talk about it.”) 
     But really, it’s going to be a phenomenal festival. Next week, when they’re finally booked, I’ll tell you what Ronnie and Jeffrey cooked up. They look soooo good!
     So, here is my email addy – Here is my phone # - 836-0176. Would you mind taking a few minutes to email or call and tell me how you feel about 3-D? We are agonizing over it. It’s a $50,000.00 plus investment which we would have to borrow (unless someone out there getting a zillion wells would like to make a nice donation) and it ties up a screen for the duration of its run. And really, you need two so you can bring in two in a month if there were two you wanted. But besides the huge debt, there is the surcharge you have to add to each movie – between $1.50 and $3.00 per ticket. That seems like an awful lot to me. If we had brought in Avatar when it was first released would you have come to see it here in 2-D? Will you come to see Toy Story 3 in 2-D here? We go back and forth on this, back and forth. I just don’t know what we should do. I really don’t. So, could you take a sec or two and drop me a line or call and tell me how you feel about it. I’d surely appreciate hearing from you!
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
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February 12, 2010 -
March 4, 2010

February 12, 2010 -
February 18, 2010

Edge of Darkness
January 29, 2010 -
February 18, 2010

January 29, 2010 -
February 18, 2010

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Wyoming County Reads - The Grapes of Wrath
February 3, 2010 - March 3, 2010

Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeast PA
February 20, 2010

The Haunted Dietrich
March 6, 2010

The Grapes of Wrath
March 10, 2010 - March 14, 2010

Determined Spirit: The Story of Amelia Earhart
March 21, 2010

The Pennswood Guitar Quartet Concert
April 25, 2010

Faces of Tunkhannock Photo Contest
May 3, 2010 - May 3, 2010

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After School Players
March 6, 2010

Exploring Painting
March 11, 2010 - April 2, 2010

Exploring Shapes
February 11, 2010 - March 5, 2010

If You Build It!
March 2, 2010 - March 30, 2010

Let's Pretend
February 2, 2010 - February 23, 2010

Little People & Nature
March 9, 2010 - March 31, 2010

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 12
January 14, 2010 - April 2, 2010

Intergenerational Quilting, ages 13 and up
January 13, 2010 - March 31, 2010

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing & Pottery - Days
January 11, 2010 - March 29, 2010

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery - Nights
January 12, 2010 - March 30, 2010

Beginning Bead Crochet
March 16, 2010 - March 30, 2010

Beginning Crochet
March 2, 2010 - March 16, 2010

Creat a Felted Hat
March 17, 2010 - March 31, 2010

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
January 20, 2010 - March 31, 2010

Introduction to Stained Glass
March 29, 2010

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
March 22, 2010 - April 5, 2010

Make an Easy Knitted Hat
February 4, 2010 - February 18, 2010

Pottery & Sculpture
January 11, 2010 - March 29, 2010

Introduction to Spanish
April 12, 2010 - May 17, 2010

Conversational Spanish
May 24, 2010 - July 5, 2010

Writers' Group
December 17, 2009 - February 25, 2010

Yoga for You
January 6, 2010 - February 24, 2010

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

In just a few days, local naturalist Rick Koval will be back at the Dietrich on Saturday, February 20th at 11:00 am. Join us as he shares his knowledge about the reptiles and amphibians that live in northeastern Pennsylvania. Rick’s talk will focus on 44 species of snakes, salamanders, lizards, toads, frogs, and turtles that he has studied and inventoried in our region over the past ten years. This presentation is perfect for nature lovers of any age and admission is free. We hope to see you there. 
We also hope you can join us Wednesday night at 7:00 pm as we continue discussing The Grapes of Wrath at the Tunkhannock Public Library as part of our Wyoming County Reads project. We will be discussing “Hard Times” Then & Now: Analyzing the Indestructible Human Spirit. It should be interesting to see what ideas discussants bring up. I think Steinbeck did a great job of describing the hardships that people lived through during the Great Depression.   
As a segue between book discussions and the play The Grapes of Wrath, the Dietrich will host a special presentation on Wednesday, March 3 at 7:00 pm entitled Images of the Dust Bowl and the Depression. Julia Peterson and Bill Chapla will share images from that time period that were captured by photojournalists like Dorothea Lange. Admission is free.
And now is the time to reserve tickets to see our community-based theatre production of The Grapes of Wrath that will run from March 10 to March 14. Gather up friends and family to experience this great American epic on the Dietrich stage. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth or by calling 570-996-1500. We just can’t wait for opening night. 
Speaking of theatrical productions, Determined Spirit: The Story of Amelia Earhart will be coming to the Dietrich in March. On Sunday, March 21 at 2:00 pm, you will be invited to embark on a sentimental journey as actress and historian Monica Hoffman will perform as Amelia Earhart in a one woman show that reveals the life and legacy of the world’s most celebrated female aviator.    Tickets are $5 each. For more information about this presentation, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.
On a more serious note, Valerie Bell, Cardiovascular Health Consultant for the PA Department of Health, gave a talk on heart health last week at the Dietrich. About 26 women came out to learn what they could do to reduce their risk of heart disease.   I was surprised to learn that while 1 in 30 women are diagnosed with breast cancer, 1 in 2.6 women are affected by heart disease. So ladies, as this is Go Red Month, we can all take a couple steps to reduce our risk for this deadly disease by eating right and getting active.