Dietrich Theater Coming Soon! 

Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 9
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Wednesday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m.
Admission: $5 per person
Join us for an evening of acoustic folk music featuring Michael Jerling, KJ Wagner, Tom Flannery, and Lorne Clarke.
Call 570-996-1500 for more information.

Fall 2010 Film Festival Gala Night
At the Dietrich Theater
Friday, September 24.  Doors open at 6 pm.
Tickets: $50 each
Enjoy hors d'oeuvres and wine, 2 films - Get Low and Mao's Last Dancer, and desserts by Epicurean Delight.   Hors d'oeuvres will be provided by Seasons, Epicurean Delight and Twigs Restaurant.  All proceeds benefit cultural programming for children at the Dietrich.  We now have reserved seating!  Call 570-996-1500 to purchase your tickets today.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 Ooooh, ladies, do we have a goodie for you!!!! Yup. We have Julia Roberts starring in Eat, Pray, Love. Just the title is so wonderful, don’t you think? I mean, isn’t that so much of what a woman’s life is? And aren’t they inextricably intertwined? Take the preparation of food. Generations of women brought lovingly prepared food to the table, their youthful or aging hands holding something wondrous for the holidays or plainer fare  for the workday. And although we oftentimes forget the actual food, we never forget the love with which it was prepared. (As I write this I see my mother’s beautiful hands, covered in flour, punching down a ball of bread dough and then shaping it into loaves and melting butter to put on it and my asking if I could have a piece as soon as it came out of the oven and her laughing and saying I’d best find something to do because that would be at least an hour and it was so, so, so hard to wait!) 

     And isn’t prayer, and love almost always combined? When we find love and joy isn’t there always a whispered prayer of gratitude to the Creator (however you define him or her) and, sometimes when our hearts are weary, is there a tonic better in this world than breaking bread with someone you love? So, you can see that when Elizabeth Gilbert, who wrote the book that the movie Eat, Pray, Love is based on, became tired and soul-sick, she went on a journey that would take her to exotic places, to find once again her basic faith in the joyousness of food, of love and of prayer. 
     This movie, full of gentle laughter, is one you won’t want to miss. And you can even bring your best guys with you. After all, it does star the incredibly lovely Julia Roberts, and really, what more could you ask for?
     For teens we have Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World. It’s a superior teen flick about a boy who will do almost anything to win back the girl of his dreams. I really don’t have to wax poetic about this one. It’s gotten good reviews, it stars kids I barely know, and it’s very cool. And that’s all I know except the kids will have something to do this weekend at the Dietrich.
     We still have The Other Guys which I haven’t gotten to see yet but I will by next week so I can tell you about it, I promise. The folks (including our kids here) who have seen it have said it is very, very funny and it has gotten great reviews. It was number one at the box office this past weekend, but carnival sort of dimmed attendance here.   Now that carnival is over, do give it a try. It’s always the right time for a good laugh!
     Finally, we still have Cats and Dogs which the kids like.
     I tried really hard to get The Expendables which looks good to me (I love those old stars). But they didn’t have a print for us. I’ll bring it in second-run as soon as I can, I promise! 
     Okay, now. This is just a warning. But calls are pouring in for gala night. And the brochures won’t be out for a couple more weeks! Remember, this year we are trying our hand at reserved seating, meaning that if you call soon enough you can get the seat you want and that won’t depend on you coming extremely early! I mean, is that cool or what? So give the cultural ladies a call – 996-1500, and make that gala reservation! The films are stupendous and awesome and really, really good! Plus all that great food and wine – you really don’t want to miss a minute of it! (It’s just the best little fund-raiser ever!!!)
     Enjoy these last days of summer (can you believe it’s almost over?) and don’t forget to come see us.
     See you at the Dietrich.

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July 30, 2010 -
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Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 9
August 25, 2010

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

Easy Beads! Create in Clay!
August 16, 2010

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

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

It is hard to believe that summer is winding down, especially with all the steamy weather we have been dealing with. But before we say goodbye to summer and focus on kids going back to school and our fall routines, the Dietrich has one last event of the season for us to enjoy. On Wednesday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m, some of the greatest folk music talents of our region will take the stage for the 9th Annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters Concert. We have an amazing line up of artists for this year’s show including Michael Jerling, KJ Wagner, Tom Flannery and Lorne Clarke. You will not only experience terrific folk music, but you laugh at the humorous banter between musicians, and learn more about the songwriting process. Michael Jerling from Saratoga New York will be a newcomer to the Gathering’s roster, but he is definitely not new to the folk music scene. Since 1975, Jerling has been a regular on the festival and club circuit with seven albums to his credit. Michael’s work has received high praise from WVIA’s George Graham who describes him as "a songwriter’s songwriter". 
We are also delighted to have KJ Wagner back for this year’s concert. She is an amazing musician from Central Pennsylvania who not only plays the guitar, but she has also mastered the banjo, mandolin, and a variety of other instruments. 
And of course, the Gathering would not be complete without Tom Flannery and Lorne Clarke’s funny banter and great heartfelt music. Tom is a stellar songwriter who tackles many social issues, and Lorne’s CD "Moonlight and Cider" has received great acclaim. Tickets to the Gathering of Singers and Songwriters are only $5 each and can be purchased at the door or reserved by calling 570-996-1500.
Then in September, the Dietrich will present its Fall 2010 Film Festival from September 24 through October 7. This year Jeffery and Hildy picked out 15 of the best foreign, independent and art films from the past four months. The movies include Mao’s Last Dancer, Get Low, Cyrus, Please Give, I Am Love, Coco Chanel & Igor Stravinsky, The Secret In Their Eyes, Winter’s Bone, John Rabe, Cairo Time, Agora, Micmacs, Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work, The Kids Are Alright, and The Girl Who Played with Fire. For the Opening Night Gala, the films Mao’s Last Dancer and Get Low will be shown. Both look amazing. Mao’s Last Dancer is based on the true story of famous ballet dancer Li Cunxin’s journey as a dancer, and Get Low has a phenomenal cast including Robert Duvall, Sissy Spacek, Bill Murray and Lucus Black. In addition to those fine films for entertainment, Twigs Restaurant, Epicurean Delight and Seasons Restaurant will provide hors d’oeuvres and Nimble Hill will supply wine for the evening. In between films, Epicurean Delight will offer up their sumptuous dessert spread. Tickets are $50 each and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500. You don’t want to miss out on this evening or the festival. 
In September, the Dietrich will host a special event on Saturday, September 18 at 11:00 a.m. for children and families. Join us for Illusions with Jeremy, a magic show full amazing and comical tricks and illusions. Volunteers from the audience will be asked to take part in the act. Admission is free and all ages are welcome. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for advance tickets.