Dietrich Theater Coming Soon! 

The Haunted Dietrich
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, March 6 at 11 am.
Presented by: The Dietrich After School Players
Tickets: $5 each
The students of the After School Players are rehearsing for their Halloween play something isn’t quite right…Join us as they discover what is haunting the Dietrich.
Call 570-996-1500 for ticket information.
The Grapes of Wrath
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Show dates and times:
Wednesday, March 10 at 7 pm.
Thursday, March 11 at 10 am - Sold Out
Friday, March 12 at 7 pm.
Saturday, March 13 at 7 pm.
Sunday, March 14 at 3 pm.
Directed by: Jennifer Jenkins
Tickets: $10 each
The play "The Grapes of Wrath" by Frank Galati adapted from John Steinbeck’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel will come to life on the Dietrich stage for a 5-day run. This community-based theatre production will show the story of one farm family’s struggle to overcome the devastation of the Great Depression with humanity and dignity intact.
Call 570-996-1500 for ticket information.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

    So many good movies for you this week! We are putting Crazy Heart at the top of the ad because it’s this week’s show stopper. True, it isn’t a first-run film – we were too small to get it first-run, but remember that Walk the Line wasn’t first-run either and it did soooo well. This movie has the Golden Globe winning performance by Jeff Bridges (also nominated for Best Actor for an Oscar) as the tired, aging country western singer who’s down on his luck and just about everything else. Great music, great story, wonderful (!!!!) performances! Give this one a shot, folks.  

     Then to something entirely new and old at the same time. We decided that since the Hurt Locker is the heavy favorite to win the Academy Award for best director and best picture that we would bring it back for a week. I know…I know. It’s in DVD already. But here’s the thing: I don’t care how big your telly is, it will never be the same as the movie screen. Even the most wonderful home theaters still aren’t the movies. So for one week we’re bringing back one of the finest films of the year to give you a chance to see it one last time on the big screen.   As one who saw it and loved it, I’m telling you you won’t see better this year. Although my personal fave for best pix is Inglorious Basterds, I can see why Hurt Locker is beating out all the competition. (And this isn’t to say that the Oscar, fickle as he is, might not go to another film entirely – you never now these things – but the betting buzz is on Hurt Locker.)
We have Dear John for one more week (it’s a good chick flick that men can probably sit through without too much hand-wringing) and Valentine’s Day which is a terrific date film and one  last week of Wolfman, which is sharing the screen with Hurt Locker.
     So, lots of choices - although Crazy Heart is one of those films I feel like I’ve waited forever to see!!!
     Okay, now on to an entirely different subject at hand. Last week the completely charming Ryan Bogedin (what a great kid!) came to see me to talk about a project his folks were spearheading – a golf tournament to benefit Riverside Park. We jumped on board immediately because we LOVE Riverside Park. Last year when some people objected to us expanding the theater and said we should put a park on the lot instead, I pointed out to them that we have an absolutely gorgeous park a block from the heart of town. A park with ancient trees and a sweet flowing river and grass as green as spring. And it’s a park folks use – to walk in, to bring their children to, to sit on the benches and daydream about what might be if the planets aligned just right.
     Do you know how many towns would give whatever it took to have a park as lovely as the one we have? And, a note to remember, this park didn’t just form itself. A lot of people worked very, very hard to bring it about so that we could enjoy nature’s bounty as could our children and grandchildren and all the folks who will sit by the riverbank in the decades to come.
     But here’s the thing: if Jerry and Lori didn’t mow it, it would grow wild and unusable. There’s no money to do all the things that need to be done there. Those wonderful trees need to be tended to.   It would be terrific to have more playground equipment for the kids. I could go on and on with all the things that need to be done to keep the park in tip-top shape.
     So, when Lori and Jerry and Ryan talk to you about the golf tournament, please be generous. It’s such a gorgeous asset to this town. (And what a town it is – a movie theater, wondrous restaurants and shops and a magnificent park within easy walking distance. Gosh – has there ever been a town as fine as this one?)
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

February 26, 2010 -
March 4, 2010

February 26, 2010 -
March 4, 2010

February 19, 2010 -
March 4, 2010

February 12, 2010 -
March 4, 2010

February 12, 2010 -
March 4, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

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

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

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

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

We could hardly believe the size of the crowd that came out to the Dietrich to see Rick Koval’s presentation on Reptiles and Amphibians in Northeastern Pennsylvania! The Murray theater was completely full.   The audience was comprised of nature lovers of all ages who wanted to learn about the salamanders, snakes, turtles, and lizards that live in their own backyards. His photography of those amazing creatures was remarkable. 
After the program, Rick introduced us to a live snake, turtle, and bullfrog and showed us how to handle them. Due to the popularity of the event, we plan to bring in even more nature programs. These nature programs will be held in our largest theater whenever possible to accommodate the crowds. In addition to nature presentations, in June, the Dietrich will be offering a bus trip with local naturalist Jane Frye to Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake so you can enjoy some of the wonders of nature first hand. Stay tuned for more information about this exciting happening. 
Before, I get too far ahead of myself and tell you about all of our spring and summer events, there are plenty of activities happening at the Dietrich this month that I would like to report about. For instance, tonight at 7:00 pm, join us for a presentation by Julia Peterson and Bill Chapla on Images of the Dust Bowl and Depression. I can’t think of a better way to understand the tribulations of the people who lived during that time period then to look at the powerful images captured by Dorothea Lange and other photojournalists like her. Dorothea’s famous “Migrant Mother” photo speaks volumes about their struggle. Admission to this presentation is frees. We hope to see you there.
Then next week, John Steinbeck’s epic novel The Grapes of Wrath will come to life on the Dietrich stage. Under the direction of Jennifer Jenkins Douthett, local actors and musicians will show the story of one farm family’s struggle to overcome the devastation of the Great Depression with humanity and dignity intact. This community-based theatre production will be at the Dietrich for a five-day run from March 10 to 14. Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth or by calling 570-996-1500. You won’t want to miss it!
We will also be starting our Little People and Nature series the same week as The Grapes of Wrath. In these fun-filled classes, Rebecca Lesko of the Endless Mountains Nature Center will help you and your little ones explore a different nature topic each week through discovery stations, group activities, stories, songs, role-playing, art project and more. Topics covered will include bird buddies, seeds of life, bunny hop, and sense of wonder. The Tuesday class series will start on March 9 and run through March 30 from 10:00 to 11:00 am, and the Wednesday class series will be held on March 10 through March 31 at the same time. Admission is free. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information or to register.
Oh, and before I forget to mention it, The Dietrich After School Players are busy putting the finishing touches on their spooky production “The Haunted Dietrich” this week. After nine weeks of rehearsals, we are very excited to see these middle school and high school students take the stage to perform this Saturday at 11 am. So to the entire cast of the After School Players, break a leg! You’ll do great.