Dietrich Theater Coming Soon
Spring 2010 Film Festival
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock 
Opening Night Gala - Friday, April 9 at 6:00 pm.
Opening Night Gala Tickets: $45 each.
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, two films, and desserts by Epicurean Delight. Reservations are required for gala night only. Call 570-996-1500 for reservations.
Film Festival - Friday, April 9 to April 22.
Enjoy fourteen days of sixteen foreign, independent and art films. Visit  for movie synopses and show times. Film Festival Tickets: - $7 -matinee and $8 - evening.

"New World Fusion" Adult Cooking Class
at the Susquehanna County Career and Technology Center Food Management, Production and Services Department.
Wednesday, April 28 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm.
Instructor: Dave Dunster
Tickets: $50 each.
Proceeds support the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater.
Learn to create a 5-course "New World Fusion" menu as you dine. First course: Fried plantains with roasted garlic mayo. Second course: Famous Cuban black bean soup topped with sweet mayan onions and cumin crème fraiche. Third course: Peanut lo mein tossed sesame peanut sauce and topped with diced tropical fruit and vegetables. Fourth course: Grilled Jamaican jerk chicken with a mango pepper sauce. Fifth course: Key lime pie with a pecan coconut crust.
Space is limited. Call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500 to make reservations.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

     So, I’m back in the saddle again metaphorically and so to speak. Came back to work yesterday but have to say my back is lagging behind my spirit. There’s so much I want to do and the discomfort in my back is letting me know that I’d better pare the list down considerably. Easier said than done.
     Today Sarah and Esther and Ronnie and I go to the NATO conference and maybe once and for all we can decide what we’re going to do about 3-D. Oh, we know we have to get it, so that isn’t the issue. The problem is that the Technicolor company has invented a reasonably priced way to do it so that theaters like ours can survive and compete. But Disney is refusing to go along with the Technicolor invention, leaving us only two choices. The first is that we plunge heavily into debt so that we can play Disney films. The second is that we don’t plunge into debt but we also don’t play Disney films. How’s that for between a rock and a hard place?

     It will be very interesting, then, to talk to folks like us and find out how they are handling this dilemma. I sometimes feel as if we’re playing a game of weird football where every time we just about reach the goal line, the other team moves it. Just out of reach. Whine whine whine. Blah blah blah. I don’t mean to be fussing, but this seems a steep mountain to climb right now.

     Then again, looking at the bright side, we have one of the best festivals ever starting this Friday night! And I still have a few films to tell you about. So here goes.

     Broken Embraces stars the incredibly gorgeous Penelope Cruz and centers on a screenwriter who has been involved in a scandal that haunts him and who must also deal with blindness caused by a near-fatal automobile accident. Complex and intelligent, this film promises to deliver a story you won’t soon forget.

      Then there is the thoroughly odd The Imaginarium of Dr. Pernassus, about a man with the ability to guide the imagination of others. What makes this Terry Gilliam film even more unique is that it was Heath Ledger’s final film, and because it was incomplete when he died, his friends, Johnny Depp, Jude Law and Colin Farrell came in to save the film by playing alternate versions of Pernassus. Strange, but certainly interesting, especially for Ledger fans.

     Then there is North Face, a German film about the Third Reich’s investment in a mountain climbing expedition in 1936. It’s tense and brutal (as everything concerning the Reich always is) and based on a true story. It’s on the top of my “to see” list.

     That Evening Sun stars the deeply talented Hal Holbrook as an old man placed (against his will) in a nursing home by his son who then, adding insult to injury, leases the family farm to the old man’s enemy. Deciding that it is better to fight than to sit back and wait for death, Holbrook draws a line in the sand and from that moment on the picture pops with righteous indignation! (Doesn’t that sound simply sooooo good????)

      Terribly Happy is a Danish film about a disgraced cop who is sent out to a very, very provincial town to do his penance. Except the town is more like Twin Peaks then, say, well….South Auburn maybe. Nothing is as it seems and it soon becomes obvious that the folks there harbor some dreadful secret. Heh heh. But you have to see the film to find out what it is.

     Then there is The Young Victoria, starring the fine actress Emily Blunt as the young Princess struggling to follow the king. Of course, she would go on to symbolize the glory of the Empire in her later years. Just a note: The final showing of Young Victoria on April 22 is a special presentation of the BPW, so give me a call at 836-0176 for info or contact any member of BPW and they’ll give you the scoop.

     You have a wonderful week. Enjoy the onrushing spring. Be careful of those forsythia, folks – looks to me like they’re close to rioting!

     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

April 9, 2010 -
April 22, 2010

April 1, 2010 -
April 30, 2010

April 9, 2010 -
May 7, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon
March 26, 2010 -
April 15, 2010

Coming Soon
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or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Spring 2010 Film Festival
April 9, 2010 - April 22, 2010

Tom Knight Puppet Show
April 13, 2010

Earth Day & Arbor Day Celebration
April 24, 2010

Jammin' with George Wesley
April 24, 2010

The Pennswood Guitar Quartet Concert
April 25, 2010

"New World Fusion" Adult Cooking Class
April 28, 2010

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

Alive to the Call
May 2, 2010

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
May 25, 2010

Watkins Glen Bus Trip
June 2, 2010

Auction Basics
June 8, 2010

Shakespeare in the Park
June 26, 2010

Bus Trip to Everhart Museum
July 10, 2010

Adaptation: Another Form of Translation?
July 17, 2010

Looking to the River
July 17, 2010

Celebrate Our River Day
July 24, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 12
April 9, 2010 - May 28, 2010

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing & Pottery - Days
March 29, 2010 - May 24, 2010

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery - Nights
April 6, 2010 - August 24, 2010

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
March 31, 2010 - June 30, 2010

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
July 12, 2010 - July 26, 2010

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

Conversational Spanish
May 24, 2010 - July 5, 2010

Acting Camp for Kids, ages 6 to 11
June 28, 2010 - July 16, 2010

All About Pottery & Sculpture Camp
August 2, 2010 - August 6, 2010

Around the World in 5 Days!
August 2, 2010 - August 6, 2010

Circus! Circus! Circus!
June 28, 2010 - July 2, 2010

Cowboys and Nomads
July 5, 2010 - July 26, 2010

Crazy Commercials
June 21, 2010 - June 25, 2010

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 19, 2010 - July 23, 2010

Mommy & Me Art Classes
April 9, 2010 - May 28, 2010

Pantomime Workshop
June 21, 2010 - June 25, 2010

Preschool Art
April 8, 2010 - May 27, 2010

Quilting for Kids - Spring
April 7, 2010 - June 2, 2010

Trash to Treasures, ages 5 to 12
July 5, 2010 - July 9, 2010

Up, Up and Away!
July 12, 2010 - July 16, 2010

Intergenerational Quilting - Spring
April 7, 2010 - June 2, 2010

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 19, 2010 - July 23, 2010

Woodwinds Master Class
July 19, 2010

Basketmakers' Woods Walk
May 15, 2010

Basketry: Ash Wall Pocket
June 5, 2010

Easy Beads! Create in Clay!
August 16, 2010

Jewelry Making: "Seed Pod" Pendants
July 29, 2010

Jewelry Making: Cutting & Stamping Metal
June 15, 2010

Jewelry Making: Intro to Bead Looming
May 3, 2010

Jewelry Making: Intro to Art Clay
July 19, 2010

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Metal Working
August 2, 2010

Knit a Pattern
June 24, 2010 - July 15, 2010

Knit, Purl, Embellish
May 27, 2010 - June 10, 2010

Introduction to Knitting
April 29, 2010 - May 13, 2010

Photography for Beginners
May 19, 2010 - June 16, 2010

Advanced Photography
May 17, 2010 - June 21, 2010

Pottery & Sculpture
April 5, 2010 - August 30, 2010

Modern Day Shakespeare
July 12, 2010 - July 23, 2010

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich April 14, 2010

Colorful, whimsical, and full of life – that is how I would describe the murals that adorn the Dietrich’s William Knight Daniels Children’s Room. Every time we use that room, the murals just make me smile from the nursery rhyme characters, to the jungle animals, to the Susquehanna River scene, to the cheerful flowers, to the painting entitled "It’s Raining Cats and Dogs". They are definitely something to see. What makes these paintings even more special is that young artists from Steve and Amy Colley’s art classes at the Dietrich created them. Mural artists include Joey Cook, Jordana Bach, Emily Bernosky, Lauren Dodge, Paul DeMarco, Elizabeth DeMarco, Sean Harder, MacKenzie Hobbs, Sophie Burke, Allie Benedict, Emily Dunning, Rachel Caudell, Taylor Sharp, Ashley Spencer, NDaley, and Natalie Markovitz. If you would like to view these masterpieces and meet the artists who created them, join us this Sunday, April 18 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm at the Dietrich for a reception. We definitely have some very talented and imaginative young artists in our area that should be celebrated. Admission to the reception is free and refreshments will be provided. I guarantee that seeing these paintings will brighten your day.

If you are not able to make the reception, please take an opportunity to visit the murals in the Children’s Room the next time you come to the movies. And, now is a great time to come to the movies because we are in the middle of our Spring 2010 Film Festival. You still have nine days to enjoy some of the most acclaimed foreign, independent, and art films out there. I hope to catch the international thriller Ghost Writer with Ewan McGregor, Pierce Brosnan, and Kim Cattrall; the musical Nine with so many of Hollywood’s leading ladies including Kate Hudson, Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Nicole Kidman, Sophia Loren, and Judi Dench; A Single Man featuring Colin Firth and Julianne Moore; and That Evening Sun with Hal Holbrook. For more information about the festival schedule, please visit

You can also visit the murals at the Dietrich on Saturday, April 24 while you are here for our Jammin’ with George Wesley concert. This 11 am concert will be part of Tunkhannock’s Earth Day Celebration this year. George Wesley is a reggae and rock inspired artist whose music appeals to music lovers of all ages. Everyone who attends is invited to bring his or her own instrument to jam along with George. Admission is free. There will be a variety of other free Earth Day activities at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm that day. Come out and take part in litter clean ups and activities for children and adults. Plus there will be live music by Don Shappelle, environmental displays and speakers. Visit for a schedule of the day’s activities. Join us as we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day.

The next day, Sunday, April 25, the Dietrich will once again be filled with music. At 3:00 pm, the Pennswood Guitar Quartet will play classical guitar music from around the world and through the ages including the music of Boccherini, Brouwer, Torroba, Machado, Duarte and Sor. Tickets are $10 each and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500.

For all of you who love to cook and eat delicious food, there are still a few spaces remaining in our New World Fusion Cooking Class. On Wednesday, April 28 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm, instructor Dave Dunster will teach you to make a 5-course menu as you dine. Menu items include fried plantains with roasted garlic mayo, famous Cuban black bean soup topped with sweet Mayan onions and cumin crème fraiche, peanut lo mein tossed with sesame peanut sauce and topped with diced tropical fruit and vegetables, grilled Jamaican jerk chicken with a mango pepper sauce, and key lime pie with a pecan coconut crust. The class will be held at the Susquehanna County Career & Technology Center Food Management, Production, and Services Department. Tickets are $50 each and all proceeds support free programs for children at the Wyoming County Cultural Center/ Dietrich Theater. Please call 570-996-1500 to make a reservation.