Dietrich Theater
Coming Soon!

Spring 2010 Film Festival
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Film Festival - through Thursday, 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

What a grand night it was! Gala night, of course. Usually, to be truthful, I like it much bettering retrospect than I do when it’s actually happening, because usually I’m a nervous wreck the entire night waiting for some unexpected shoe to fall (metaphorically speaking). But last Friday everything moved like clockwork. Maybe it was because our wonderful Phillip Mosley introduced the films and he always adds such a touch of class (that British accent is sooooo cool!) or maybe it was the sumptuous food – everything from the chilled oysters on the half shell from Twigs to the heavenly chicken and apricot skewers from Epicurean to the delightful mini Philly cheese steak hoagies from Seasons. Or perhaps the lovely wines from Nimble Hill.
     Then again, maybe it was all the dear familiar faces who come to gala night, or maybe it was the new faces so delighted to be there. And of course it ran so smoothly because Margie and Erica organize it all and because our Esther had put together so many films so beautifully (what ever would we do without her?) and our dear Ronnie ran the entire downstairs operation as if he’d done it a million times before and Bob and Fern were there to do whatever had to be done and those terrific ladies from DGK Insurance were the delightful creatures taking wine to all who suffered from thirst and our delightful and faithful volunteer Bob Kulow had the sound just perfect and of course we have the finest kids in the world working at the Dietrich and they all did a splendid job and it all worked just perfectly. And isn’t that a rare and lovely thing?
     And then there were the movies. Oh, my goodness. These were the best gala movies in years! You MUST see The Last Station. Really. You must! It is glorious! Helen Mirren and Christopher Plummer are divine as the warring Tolstoy and his wife of forty-eight years, the Countess. They are in a duel to the death about the rights to his writings after his death. And in a way they were her writings, too. She not only bore him a passel of children, but she copied his manuscripts over, by hand, multiple times so corrections could be made! (Can you imagine???) There is a scene in the movie that is so joyous, so lovely, so endearing that I have thought of it dozens of times since. The Countess has, by quite devious means, called him to her bed and when he comes to the room she seduces him with memories, with flattery and with love. And when he finally falls into bed with her and they begin to make love, it is as if they are young again and full of passion. It is glorious!
     An Education is a gem of a movie. The acting is superb. It is very true to its time (it wouldn’t work as well set in this century) when parents wanted, above all else, to see their daughters “taken care of” by a wealthy man. Were it not for that belief there would not have been so much heartbreak. 
     The Young Victoria is magnificent! It is Masterpiece Theater times a thousand. Costumes, cinematography, acting, storyline are all superb! The story of the seventeen year old girl who will be one of the greatest monarchs in the history of England is a stunning tale. Stubborn and prideful and strong and spoiled and brilliant, you root for the young Queen from the moment the movie begins, and you cheer for her all the way through. Her love affair with her beloved Prince Albert is truly a storybook romance that will leave you feeling dreamy in its wake. It’s an old-fashioned movie, the kind that swept us away on the screens when we were young and I loved every single second of it. I intend to see it at least one more time! And don’t forget that it’s last showing on April 22 is the BPW wine-down, so you can come and see it as you normally would or you can pay a bit more and have all kinds of BPW goodies. Mmmmmm.
     Also, do try to see Ghost Writer. It is superb! Oh my goodness, is it ever tense! Polanski at his finest! And Me and Orson Welles is a delight. Northface is sooooo good and so scary. Okay. Come see them all. They’re the best ever!!!!
     See you at the Dietrich!

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

April 9, 2010 -
April 22, 2010

April 9, 2010 -
May 7, 2010

April 1, 2010 -
April 30, 2010

How to Train Your Dragon
March 26, 2010 -
April 22, 2010

Coming Soon
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or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

The Spring Film Festival goes by so quickly! We are already into the second week of festival. If you haven’t seen The Art of the Steal, I highly recommend it. It was very powerful and had me thinking for days about good intentions, power, and last wishes in regard to the Barnes Foundation and in life in general. It plays Wednesday night at 7:10 pm. The final day of festival we will be showing An Education, The Last Station, Ghost Writer, and The Young Victoria. I just loved The Last Station. Helen Mirren, Christopher Plummer, and James McAvoy were absolutely superb in it. There was the perfect amount of humor in this rich tale, and it has me wanting to learn more about Leo Tolstoy’s life. An Education was also equally wonderful to watch in a different way. So join us for the last few films of the festival, you won’t want to miss it.

 While the festival will be over by next weekend, you will definitely want to join us for some amazing live entertainment at the Dietrich then.  On Saturday, April 24th, we will be celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with a variety of activities in Tunkhannock. The day will start out with live music at the Dietrich featuring local reggae and rock inspired artist George Wesley. For this concert young children and those who are young at heart are invited to bring their instruments to jam along with George Wesley. So grab your maracas, drums, or other instruments and have a great morning Jammin’ with George Wesley. Admission is free. After the concert, we invite everyone to go to Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park to take part in environmental activities, visit displays by environmental groups, hear speakers, and listen to live music by Don Shappelle. Admission is free. Activities will be going on at the park through 4:00 pm. For more information visit
Then on Sunday, April 25 the Pennswood Guitar Quartet will be performing on the Dietrich stage. At 3:00 pm, join us for beautiful and diverse classical guitar compositions from around the world and through the ages. This exciting chamber music ensemble in northeastern Pennsylvania will feature the music of Boccherini, Brouwer, Torroba, Machado, Duarte, and Sor. All four chamber group members; Rembert Meszler, George Sprengelmeyer, Jay Steveskey and Charles Truitt, have studied under world-renowned classical guitarists and are accomplished solo and ensemble performers in their own right. You do not want to miss this afternoon of serious fretwork!   Tickets are $10 each and can be purchased at the Dietrich Theater ticket booth or by calling (570)-996-1500.

And on Wednesday, April 28 from 6:00 - 8:30 pm, you will have an opportunity to experience New World Fusion cuisine. 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.