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

    Guess what’s sitting on my desk at this very moment???? The fall film festival brochure, that’s what!!!! Isn’t that soooo great? As usual, Erica has done a simply wonderful job. Honestly, I have no idea what we’d do without that wonderful young woman. She writes grants and does the brochures and creates programming and is always and unfailingly sweet and kind and really, we just wouldn’t be able to do even half of what we do without her! Well, as I was saying, the brochure is simply wonderful and it looks to be the best festival ever! I know I say that each time, but it’s sort of true, don’t you think? These films are sooo good I want to see every one of them. Now if you aren’t on our mailing list for a brochure (and, why would that be may I ask???) and you don’t want to pick one up at the theater, you can print the schedule off from our website. Now, isn’t that sooo easy??? 

     Okay, so I saw The Expendables with my hubby Friday night and I have to say it was pretty funny. Male romance at its best. And guys, before you start moaning that there’s no such thing, I would beg to differ. You, who make fun of your wives love of chick-lit movies, are caught up totally in the romance of movies like The Expendables. Okay, so what exactly is the romance? How about gorgeous babes in short shorts, guns, guns and more guns, incredible camaraderie with men throwing knives and when all else fails, really big explosions. Tell me that’s not your “chick-flick” for guys.
     We have a little R rated romance called Going The Distance starring Drew Barrymore. It’s target audience is young adults, so it’s a little edgier than most comedies we have here, and therefore we are going to ask those under 17 to have their folks in tow (the folks don’t have to go in the movie with you, but they do have to give permission). It’s gotten good reviews and is about the perils of long distance romance. It looks cute and is probably worth a few good laughs.
     We’re keeping The Last Exorcism and horror folks have said it’s pretty…well…horrible, but in a good way. They liked it. So, for what that’s worth. I can’t tell you from first hand experience because it’s the sort of movie I’ll never see. For me, real life is scary enough. I don’t need more scary.
     And lastly, we have the final week of Eat Pray Love with the delightful Julia Roberts eating and praying her way across some exotic lands. The ladies have loved it and I think you will, too. A nice, relaxing movie to see once you have the kids all packed off to school.
     And I have to tell you - - this is so exciting – the folks from Entertainment Equipment are coming on the 13th to install digital 3-D in the Fassett!!! So that screen will be dark for the 13th through the 16th. And we’re trying to get Gasland for the weekend before and just play it like a regular film. But just for that weekend. Then, once the 3-D is installed, we will open, on the 24th, Legend of the Guardians, a kids flick in, you guessed it – 3-D!!! Is that exciting, or what????
     So, do have a terrific weekend. Enjoy the holiday, enjoy going back to school, enjoy the wonder of the coming of autumn.
     And don’t forget the movies. We’re popping that corn just for you!
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

September 3, 2010 -
September 9, 2010

August 27, 2010 -
September 9, 2010

The Last Exorcism
August 27, 2010 -
September 9, 2010

August 13, 2010 -
September 9, 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

All About Pottery & Sculpture for Mommy & Me
September 17, 2010 - October 8, 2010

All About Pottery for Preschoolers
September 16, 2010 - October 7, 2010

All About Pottery & Sculpture for Ages 6 to 12
September 18, 2010 - October 9, 2010

Discovering Folk Art!
October 5, 2010 - October 26, 2010

Holiday Camp, ages 5 to 12
December 28, 2010 - December 30, 2010

Native American Art for Mommy & Me
October 15, 2010 - November 5, 2010

Native American Art for Preschoolers
October 14, 2010 - November 4, 2010

Native American Art
October 16, 2010 - November 6, 2010

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
September 15, 2010 - December 15, 2010

Trash to Treasures for Mommy & Me
November 12, 2010 - December 10, 2010

Trash to Treasures Preschool Art
November 11, 2010 - December 9, 2010

Trash to Treasures, ages 6 to 12
November 13, 2010 - December 11, 2010

Intergenerational Quilting, ages 13 and up
September 15, 2010 - December 15, 2010

Intergenerational Knitting
September 27, 2010 - October 11, 2010

Open Studio for Painting, Drawing & Pottery - Days
September 13, 2010 - November 29, 2010

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing, & Pottery - Nights
September 14, 2010 - November 30, 2010

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Starting on September 13, the Dietrich will kick off its fall semester of classes for both children and adults. I am always amazed by how many talented artists we have in our area and by their willingness to share their knowledge with others. For instance, on Wednesdays through December 15th, Peggy Lane, Terry Keller and Ingrid Rogler will be teaching children and adults traditional quilting techniques. In Quilting for Kids, children ages 6 and up will have the opportunity to choose colorful fabrics as they design and make quilts with an amazing spiral effect based on the classic quilt pattern “Snail Tails”. All materials will be provided and no experience is necessary. Classes will be held after school from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and admission is $6 per class. 

Then on Wednesday evenings from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., teens and adults will be able to take Intergenerational Quilting. For this fall series of classes it will be the quilter’s choice. Students can either create a classic “Maple Leaf” quilt using a mix of Batik and traditional fabrics, or they can make a “Lady of the Lake” quilt, which is back by popular demand. Like Quilting for Kids, no experience is required and all materials will be provided. Admission is also $6 per class.
An introductory sign language course will also be offered for teens and adults . On Mondays, September 13, October 11 and November 8 from 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., instructor Mary Ann Stefko will introduce class participants to American Sign Language (ASL) - the native language of people who are Deaf. This class will focus on learning the manual alphabet. Finger spelling skills will be developed, and students will learn common phrases. They will also begin to explore the Deaf culture. Mary Ann is the Assistant to the Principal at the Scranton School for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children. Admission is $30. Call us at 570-996-1500 to register. 
For little artists, Amy Colley will be teaching All About Pottery & Sculpture through the beginning of October. This is a great experience for children to be introduced to a classroom environment as well as the arts. Little ones will learn to work with clay as they create sculptures. Plus they will also use hand-building techniques (coil and slab construction) to make bowls and work on a potter’s wheel. Students will also be able to paint their pottery and sculptures. Amy’s Mommy & Me class for ages 3 to 5 will meet on Fridays, September 17 through October 8 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m., and Preschoolers (children ages 4 to 6) will have classes on Thursdays, September 16 to October 7 from 12:00 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. Admission to four classes is $35 and all materials will be provided. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to sign up. 
We also have a magic show for little ones coming up on Saturday, September 18th. Join us at 11:00 a.m. for Illusions with Jeremy. See amazing and comical tricks and illusions by Jeremy the Illusionist. Volunteers from the audience will be asked to help him out with a few tricks. Admission is free
And don’t forget to reserve your Film Festival gala tickets now. Come out for an evening of great movies, sumptuous hors’ oeuvres and desserts, and wonderful company. You can’t ask for a better evening! Tickets are $50 each and the doors open on Friday, September 24 at 6:00 p.m. Call us for reservations at 570-996-1500.