Dietrich Theater
Celebrate Our River Day
At Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park
Saturday, July 24 from 3:00 - 8:00 pm.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Overlook Estate Foundation, the Dietrich Theater and the Riverside Park Commission
Join us as we celebrate and promote the value of one of our greatest resources, the Susquehanna River. Included in the day’s festivities will be live music, environmental activities for children and adults, a nature walk, a river float, food and more. Live music will be provided by Sadie Green Sales Jugband, the bluegrass group Hickory Project, and the George Wesley.
For more information contact 570-996-1500 or visit

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

At the Dietrich July 16, 2010 

Oooh! I have so many things to talk to you about! So much has been happening! First, I wanted to tell you about our really fabulous last couple of weeks at the movies. And I mean fabulous! Before Sarah went to California to visit her west coast family, she put in a huge concession order. On Tuesday afternoon, about ten hours before the midnight opening of Twilight: Eclipse, I checked to make sure we had enough concession to get through the next week. Stacks of bags of corn, tons of candy, boxes of bags. We were all set. Full speed ahead. Ready for the crowds. 

     Except we weren’t. At least not those kinds of crowds.
     Because, guess what???? For only the second time since our expansion, (the other time being last Christmas) we had three big movies. And this was bigger than Christmas because all three were family films which translates into waaaay big popcorn sales! By the weekend we were coming dangerously close to not having enough. By the following Monday we had no small bags, then no medium, then no gift bags. I ran around Wilkes-Barre getting popping oil and corn. Candy was so low we were about to be cited as a “healthy” theater (heh heh). Finally, the order came in on Friday morning and we could give a sigh of relief. No one would starve to death in our movie theater! Whew! What a close call.
     And what total fun!!!! Oooooh. I love it when the big crowds come! It is soooo totally cool! Everything we ever dreamed of and more!
     Okay, now I have to tell you that opening night of the Fall Film Festival will have two incredible films! Starting with Mao’s Last Dancer. So gorgeous! About a young Chinese dancer back in the days of a strictly Communist regime in China, who comes to America to dance and then wants to defect against the wishes (of course) of Mao’s government. Go to IMDB and look up the trailers. You will swoon, I swear to heaven! And to top it off, it’s a true story! I love those!
     And then the second film is Bill Murray, Robert Duval and Sissy Spacek in Get Low, about a mean old hermit (Duval) who comes to Murray’s funeral home to tell him he wants his funeral planned for now, while he’s still alive! It looks funny and poignant and a just plain good time.
     So save the date - -- Sept. 24 – call 996-1500 for your gala reservations. (Now remember, don’t wait too long. You don’t want to end up on the …shiver…waiting list.)
     Two more things I have to get in before I talk about Inception which is an incredible sci-fi film for adults which would, if it weren’t made in Hollywood, attract that art film crowd. So, let’s see, art filmers, you gonna keep to that prejudice that if it’s made by a major studio it can’t be good, or are you going to come and see one of the most critically acclaimed films of the year? (Awww, don’t be like that. Come on, give it a chance.) And of course, I have no doubt everyone else will just love it! Do come. Munch on popcorn and see one heckuvagood motion picture!
     Saturday morning part of Keystone College’s The Gathering will be held at the Dietrich. A showing of Adaptation and a panel discussion of it after as well as an intro by Dr. Phillip Mosley. Fabulous stuff, believe me! Look up The Gathering on your computer, and you will see so many incredible programs and authors…it’s just mind-boggling to think that you can see people like this at a college so close to home! And then there is the Looking To The River movie Saturday morning at 11:00 . Tom Kura, the executive producer will be there to discuss it. It’s free and it’s all about our gorgeous river. Does it get better than that?
     See? I need another two pages. I didn’t get everything mentioned that I wanted to. So, I’ll tell you next week. Sigh.
     See you at the Dietrich.

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Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Live at the Dietrich for July 21, 2010

Last week the children who were involved in our Up, Up, & Away Theatre & Visual Arts Camp just had a ball. In this camp, instructors Amy Colley and Michaela Moore and their students ages five to twelve years old explored everything and anything that flies - bugs, planes, kites, hot air balloons, birds and so much more. They created costumes, kites, and little flying houses inspired by the movie Up. They also crafted a play about an amazing Helium Universe and designed a plane and other scenery for their performance at the end of the week for family and friends. It was a delight to see students and their instructors equally excited about using their imaginations as they worked together to generate unique visual arts masterpieces and a theatre production.
If your children were unable to attend this camp, there is still time to register for our last theatre and visual arts camp of the summer, Around the World in 5 Day. Held on Monday to Friday, August 2 to 6 at 10 am to noon, campers will start at the Dietrich and use the power of their imaginations to have a grand adventure around the world. They will visit foreign lands, see exotic animals and make up a play all about it. Admission is $50 and all children ages five to twelve years old are invited to attend. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information or to register.
Speaking of camps, this week we in the middle of hosting Jammin’ in a Jugband camps at the Dietrich. Those fun and energetic guys of Sadie Green Sales Jugband, Timothy Walker and David Driskell, have been showing students of all ages just how much fun music is as they teach students to make their own jugband instruments from washboards, spoons, jugs, a washtub and so much more. The classes are also exploring conventional instruments such as the guitar, banjo, clarinet and harmonica. At the end of the week, each group will jam with Sadie Green Sales Jugband at Celebrate Our River Day on Saturday, July 24 at 3:00 pm at Tunkhannock’s Riverside Park.
Celebrate Our River Day is going to be a spectacular event this year. In addition to the fun music of Sadie Green Sales Jugband, who will be kicking off the event, we will also feature live music by bluegrass favorite Hickory Project of Wellsboro from 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm and the rock and reggae inspired group the George Wesley Band from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. As well as live music, environmental organizations will have an array of nature activities and displays for both children and adults to enjoy. From 3:00 to 4:00 pm, Hank Hewitt of Anthracite Outfitters will be teaching a fly casting clinic. Countryside Conservancy will host a live hellbender exhibit with Dr. Peter Petokas who is an expert on this type of salamander from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Endless Mountains Nature Center will provide nature activities for kids such as painting river rocks.   Bob Daniels will present a river critters study for adults and kids from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm. At 3:30 pm, North Branch Land Trust naturalist Rick Koval will lead a nature walk on dragonflies and damselflies, both aquatic and terrestrial, along with other aquatic life found in the river. David Buck and the Endless Mountains Outfitters will take folks on a river float that day from Mehoopany to the park. For more information about the river float, contact David Buck at 570-746-9140. After the river float, Endless Mountain Outfitters will have kayak demos at the park from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Anthracite Outfitters will present a kayak fishing display and discussion and will lead a Living River for Kids presentation from 5:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Creekside Gardens will be at the event with a butterfly display and activity. The Wyoming County Conservation District will have a Leave No Trace activity, and local basketry artists Susi Nuss will be at the park’s Wee Willow Dome to demonstrate basketry and working with living willow structures. Sounds like something for everyone, right?!
If you would like to grab a bite to eat while you are at Celebrate Our River Day, Simply Savory BBQ and Hillside Farms Ice Cream will be there with their delicious offerings. Admission to Celebrate Our River Day is free and sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation. For more information, please contact the Dietrich at 570-996-1500. We hope to see you there!