Dietrich Theater



Coming Soon!

Illusions with Jeremy
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, September 18 at 11 a.m.
Presented by: Jeremy the Illusionist
Admission: Free
Abracadabra! Join us for a magic show full of amazing and comical tricks and illusions. Volunteers from the audience will be asked to take part in the show. All ages are welcome.
Call 570-996-1500 for ticket information.

Fall 2010 Film Festival 
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock 
Opening Night Gala - Friday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m.
Gala Tickets: $50 each
Call 570-996-1500 to reserve gala night tickets.
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and wine, two films - Mao’s Last Dancer and Get Low, and desserts by Epicurean Delight. Hors d’oeuvres will be provided by Twigs Restaurant, Seasons Restaurant, and Epicurean Delight. A door prize of a six month movie pass for two will be given away that evening. Reservations are required for gala night only. Proceeds from the evening will help support cultural programming for children at the Dietrich. Reserved seating is now available.
Film Festival - Friday, September 24 to Thursday, October 7
Enjoy fourteen days of fifteen foreign, independent and art films. Visit <> for festival movies and show times.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Okay teens and other horror aficionados…hear ye, hear ye! We have a scary one for you! It’s from LGF and is called The Last Exorcism. It’s done in the hand-held camera style of Blair Witch and is the story of the filming of the last exorcism done by a retiring priest. The internet buzz on it has been intense and mostly positive with the buzzers saying that it packs a scary punch. Now, all I can say about this is that there are folks who love to be scared at the movies. I’m not one of them. I like to be a little tense, maybe, but scared? Not so much. However, that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t give the folks who like scared a bit of fun every now and again. So, people-who-like-to-be-scared, you better come see this now or we’ll be really, really …well…scared, about what we’ll do with a movie nobody comes to for the next few weeks. (Oh my, I feel faint at the very thought!)
     Okay, now the next almost new film (it was released two weeks ago, but has held at Number 1 for those two weeks) that I’m really looking forward to seeing is - – The Expendables! AARP thought it was a natural for them to recommend since it was about a bunch of guys society thought were too old to really accomplish much, but it turned out society was sooooo wrong!!! I mean, really, this is Sylvestor Stallone! Will he be able to do for old folks what he did for Rocky??   Tada! The answer is, and how! The Expendables is the story of a group of senior citizens (okay, since Stallone is one of them I’d say they’re probably not your average sen.cits.) who happen to be mercenaries (okay, also atypical) who go to South America to get rid of a brutal dictator. While the government has no problem with them doing this, they really don’t care if they come out alive or not. After all, these guys are ‘over the hill” so they are, therefore, expendable. Except, once again, it is Stallone and his merry band and they are tough and smart and it’s not about computer graphics, it’s just some guys with brains and guns and it’s plain, old fashioned R rated uber violent fun! So, guys, this one’s for you. And ladies, remember to be nice about coming to see it with them so that they’ll come to the next chick flick with you. (That’s how it works, you know. I’ll see blood and guts with you if you’ll come with me to see wine and chocolate and soul searching romance. And food. And, did I mention wine.? And Meryl Streep. Yup. That’s the deal.)
     For the little girls we have two matinee showings of of Ramona and Beezus, a sweet little girls story that I’m sure mommies will like as much as the little girls they’re bringing. And listen up, little boys – you can come and see this too. It might help you in future years to 1. get used to seeing chick-flicks to impress girls and 2. start to educate yourself early in life about what women want and what’s important to them. And all that for the price of a movie ticket!
     And finally, we are holding Eat pray Love and The other Guys. But they won’t be here forever, so if you have put off seeing them, better hop right over here and get that ticket.
     Okay, our summer daily matinees have come to an end as the kids go back to school. But it has worked wonderfully and from now on we will run daily mats every summer. Thanks for coming, dear friends, you gave us one terrific summer! Cool!
     Don’t forget to reserve your gala seats. They really are moving fast and we’re still an entire month away from festival. I just saw a list of must-see films in the NYTimes (or someplace) and guess what topped the list? Mao’s last Dancer! I’m telling you, you need to make that reservation. You don’t want to end up on the …shudder…waiting list!
     See you at the Dietrich.    
     PS – Gasland is supposed to be here sometime in September. Will let you all know as soon as I know.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

August 27, 2010 -
September 2, 2010

The Last Exorcism
August 27, 2010 -
September 2, 2010

Ramona and Beezus
August 28, 2010 -
August 29, 2010

August 13, 2010 -
September 2, 2010

August 6, 2010 -
September 2, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

September 24, 2010 -
October 7, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Illusions with Jeremy
September 18, 2010

Fall 2010 Film Festival Opening Night Gala
September 24, 2010

Airing of the Quilts Exhibit
October 1, 2010 - November 12, 2010

From Concept to Cloth
October 2, 2010

A Tribute to Segovia
October 10, 2010

Fall Foliage Trip to the Finger Lakes
October 13, 2010

Barbershop Vocal Clinic
October 16, 2010 - October 30, 2010

Political Refugees in 18th Century NEPA
October 20, 2010

Tasting the Big Apple: Movie & Bus Trip
November 1, 2010 - November 3, 2010

Yoga Journeys: Yoga for Kids
November 13, 2010

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
December 3, 2010 - December 3, 2010

Holiday Workshop
December 4, 2010

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 7, 2010

It's a Wonderful Life
December 14, 2010 - December 14, 2010

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

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

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

School will be back in session next week, which means we will be starting up our fall series of classes at the Dietrich in just a couple of weeks. We definitely have lots of new offerings as well as many favorites back by popular demand. Speaking of well-liked classes, Amy and Steve Colley will be teaching All About Pottery & Sculpture for children of all ages this month. In these class students will learn to work with clay by creating sculptures, making bowls on potter’s wheels, using hand-building techniques (coil and slab construction) to design pots, and glazing techniques. For very little ones, Amy will hold a Mommy & Me class for three to five year olds on Fridays, September 17 through October 8 from 12:30 - 1:15 p.m. Preschoolers ages four to six years old can take a similar class on Thursdays, September 16 to October 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. On Saturdays, September 18 through October 9 from 10:00 - 11:30 a.m., young artists ages six to twelve years old can also take pottery and sculpture classes. Each four-week class series is $35 and all materials are provided. Call 570-996-1500 to register. Space is limited. 

 Another children’s happening that is just around the corner is Illusions with Jeremy. On Saturday, September 18th at 11:00 a.m., you are invited to join us for a magic show full of amazing and comical tricks and illusions. Presented by Jeremy the Illusionist, volunteers from the audience will be asked to come on stage and become part of the act. You won’t want to miss this! Admission is free. Call 570-996-1500 to reserve tickets. 
In September, adults will have the option of learning a few new skills as well. Mary Ann Stefko, Assistant to the Principal at the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children, will be teaching an introductory class on American Sign Language. This class will focus on learning the manual alphabet. Finger spelling skills we be developed and participants will also learn common phrases. In addition to learning the language, students will begin to explore the Deaf culture. Classes will be held on Mondays, September 13, October 11, and November 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Admission to this three-part series is $30. 
For those who are crafty, Jane Jones will be back with a Turkish Bead Crochet class on Monday, September 20 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. She will be teaching students how to make a beautiful bracelet as they learn this jewelry making method. Students should be comfortable with crocheting to attend this workshop. Admission is $50 and all materials are provided. Since there is prework for the class, preregistration is required. Call us at 570-996-1500 to sign up.
Before I close, I would just like to thank Lorne Clarke, Michael Jerling, KJ Wagner and Tom Flannery for a tremendous night of live folk music for our 9th Annual Gathering of Singers and Songwriters. This concert was definitely the best one yet with a great crowd, funny stories, and just terrific music. We were also delighted to have WVIA’s George Graham emceeing the event. He always provides such great insight into each artist’s music. I can’t wait to see what Lorne has planned for our 10th Annual Gathering concert!
I would also like to remind you to make your reservations now for the Fall 2010 Film Festival Opening Night on Friday, September 24. See the two superb films Mao’s Last Dancer and Get Low, and enjoy hors d’oeuvres provided by Twigs Restaurant, Epicurean Delight and Seasons Restaurant and wine supplied by Nimble Hill Vineyard and Winery. Between films, you will be able to sample a spread of sumptuous desserts made by Epicurean Delight. Plus special guest, WVIA’s Erika Funke will be on hand to introduce the evening’s films. Doors open at 6:00 p.m. Tickets are $50 each and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500. It should be a spectacular evening.