Dietrich Theater
Coming Soon!
Radio Players Performance
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, May 25 at 7:00 pm.
Presented by: The Dietrich Theater Radio Players
Admission: Free
The Dietrich Theater Radio Players are back by popular demand. Join us for their live performance of favorite radio plays. Enjoy the "theater of the mind"!
Call 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  Have I told you what totally great kids we have working for us? Oh, yeah, I think I have. About a kabillion times. Well, now I have to tell you that two of our star kids have done something no one has ever done before. Here at the Dietrich, anyway. Sarah Starzek and Jason Jadick both got NATO (once again, that’s not the military folks, it’s the North American Theater Owners) and they have never given any of our terrific kids a scholarship although many have applied. But this year, wham! We got two in the winner’s circle. So let me say, from the entire staff at the Dietrich….CONGRATULATIONS!!!! Your are awesome!!! And we are sooooo lucky to have you here with us. It’s quite an honor and we are very, very proud. 

     So the other day someone asked me why we are having so many kids movies once again instead of more adult fare now that we have four screens. Okay. It’s complicated. (Or maybe not so much. Maybe just a little.) 
     We play the hit movies of the week, and with four screens we can play almost all of them. And of course most hit movies are aimed at families and kids. We play thirty-two art films a year, but they are compressed into festivals The reason I don’t spread them around during the year is that, honestly, no one comes to them unless they’re part of festivals. Take Crazy Heart for example. Great film. Academy award winner. I got it the week of the awards. It played to underwhelming audiences. Now, had I waited and shown it as part of the spring film festival it would have played to a packed house. And that’s been the case every time (without exception) I have played an art or indie film outside of festivals.
     As far as other “adult” films, I’d say we have a goodly number of them this coming summer. We have Robin Hood playing right now, in a week and a half we’ll have Sex and the City 2 (Oooooh, I can’t wait!!!!!) and coming up we’ll have Grown-ups, The A Team, Inception and Eat, Pray, Love. Then, in the fall we’ll have lots of grown up films again, both because that’s the time they are released and because the kids are back in school and we can all relax a little. When the kids are on vacation that’s the time we have to make the profit that will see us through the year.
     And it doesn’t matter if you’re talking Cinemark or the Dietrich, the fact of the matter is that the time to make some money is very limited in the movie business. We have the summer and the Christmas holidays. That’s it.  We have to dedicate our theaters to the family crowds who buy concession (remember, that’s where we make our money) and come to the movies because the movies are still the cheapest form of family entertainment anywhere.
     So, don’t worry if you see a summer full of family films, because we still have festivals, and in September and October, in January and February and March, we have adult films. And, as always, we try to bring in a great variety for all our much loved customers.
     Because we always want you to be happy at the Dietrich. We love seeing your sweet familiar faces and we want you to feel that we play your kind of films now matter what kind that may be.
     I hope that made some sense, anyway.
     So this week we have Shrek 4 which will be hilarious. Don’t have 3-D yet, but hope to have it by mid July. Robin Hood and Iron Man hold and for one week only we have the delightful Babies! Don’t miss any of these terrific films. And ladies, you can get advanced tix for Sex and the City 2 anytime now.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

SHREK Forever After
May 21, 2010 -
June 17, 2010

May 21, 2010 -
May 26, 2010

Robin Hood
May 14, 2010 -
June 3, 2010

May 7, 2010 -
May 27, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

Sex and the City 2
May 27, 2010 -
June 3, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
May 25, 2010

Watkins Glen Bus Trip
June 2, 2010

Auction Basics
June 8, 2010

The Gingerbread Man - Live Children's Theatre
June 26, 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

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

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 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

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

Wyoming County is so beautiful this time of year. I just love all the green vegetation and blooming flowers that appear each spring here in the Endless Mountains. The scenery is not only inspiring to me but to many of the students in both the advanced and beginner photography classes at the Dietrich Theater. Instructors Kenny Ganz and Bob Kulow are teaching beginner students the basics of photography, and the students in the advanced class are taking a more in depth look at composition. Last year, my husband and I took the beginner class and loved it, so I was excited to learn that Dietrich Theater Program Director Margie Young signed up for this year’s beginner class and is also enjoying it. In the first class, Kenny and Bob taught students about f-stops (how much light is allowed into the camera’s lens), shutter speed (how long light is allowed into the lens), and depth of field by showing photos that they took that illustrated how changing f-stops, shutter speed, and the depth of field in photos can create different effects. Next week students will be exploring downtown Tunkhannock as they experiment with the techniques they learned and will also learn how to pan with their cameras to create other effects. On the first night of class, one of the students, a promising high school student, brought in some amazing shots that she already had taken on her own.   We are excited to see such a gifted young photographer honing her skills.
Another activity that many people in our area enjoy is attending auctions. Northeastern Pennsylvania is rich in opportunity to find treasures and bargains at local auctions. Being not to familiar with the auction process, I was excited to find out that Margie Young and Jesse Keker arranged for the Dietrich to host a workshop on auction basics. On Tuesday, June 8 at 7:00 pm, come and learn the basics of participating in auctions and how to spot treasures, so that you can enjoy this fun pastime. Monika Kennedy will present this workshop. As part of the event, she will conduct a mock auction. Admission is free.  
With the school year quickly coming to a close don’t forget that summer vacation is the perfect time for your children to explore the arts at the Dietrich. Whether they enjoy music, theatre, filmmaking, or the visual arts, the Dietrich has a camp for almost any child’s interests. Michaela Moore and Amy Colley will take children on adventures in theatre and visual arts camps entitled Circus! Circus! Circus!, Up, Up, and Away; and Around the World in 5 Days. Young thespians and budding filmmakers can explore the world of pantomime and digital film making with Rand Whipple of Box of Light Theatre. Timothy Walker and David Driskell of Sadie Green Sales Jugband will be back to teach children of all ages how to create homemade instruments and jam in a jugband. Teens will have the opportunity to experience the theatre in Jennifer Jenkin’s Modern Day Shakespeare: Student Workshop and Performance. With artist-in-residence Steve Colley, students can take All About Pottery & Sculpture, or an exciting 3-D collage class called Trash to Treasures. For more information about any of these offerings, visit or call 570-996-1500.