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. 

Airing of the Quilts Exhibit
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
October 1 to November 12, during movie times or by appointment
Featuring quilts by: Betty Ball
Admission: Free
View this year’s Airing of the Quilts Exhibit featuring quilts by Tunkhannock quiltmaker Betty Ball. Betty has quilted for the past 25 years and enjoys creating lively, colorful, and fun quilts. She is known for her fine appliqué and has won many awards at local quilt shows and has received an award for the Best Overall Quilt Block at the Pennsylvania Farm Show. According to Betty, "I create quilts I would want to live with." Paintings of quilts by Betty will also be displayed.
Call 570-996-1500 for more information.

From Concept to Cloth
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, October 2 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: Gail Kessler, Fabric Designer
Admission: $7
In this presentation, Gail Kessler will share with you how she takes an idea for a fabric from concept to cloth. Gail is a designer and marketing director for Andover Fabrics. She also is the owner of Ladyfinger Sewing Studio, a retail fabric shop located in Oley, Pennsylvania. Call 570-996-1500 for ticket information.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Wow. As I write this on Monday afternoon (a day earlier than my usual high-pressure- sitting- at- the- computer- barely- making- my- deadline- shtick,) it is thundering and windy and pouring rain. So cool! We need the rain so badly. The rivers and creeks are reduced to a trickle and the grass is crackling underfoot. Of course, some of that is just the coming of autumn. The birds are flocking in chattering groups to prepare for their journeys to warmer climes, but for us the cool winds of autumn bring all the fun of crisp fresh apples, pot roast and mashed potatoes, homemade soups and breads and of course, this means that the holidays are only a heartbeat away. This is such a great time of year! Cool weather, holidays coming up and in a month or two there will be the ever present threat of snow. Ooooh, does it get better than that? 

     Before I get to the new movies for the week (and for those who always ask me when the movies for “grown-ups are coming - - the answer is now. Right now. Yes, indeedy!) I just want to make a comment or two about the movie Gasland and all the phone calls I got about showing it and all the rumors that were spread about why we weren’t showing it and etc. etc. etc. as the King would say. So I played it four times over the weekend. On Friday night there were four people in the audience. On Saturday and Sunday the accumulated number was eighty-five people for three showings. So, all in all, about eighty-eight people came to see the movie. Now, by movie standards that’s pretty grim. And someone came in quite cross and said we hadn’t advertised it, although it was in all our movie ads and in this column. So, I think, sometimes we just can’t win. But for all the fuss, I can’t get over that so few people came to see it. Oh well, at least we showed it.
     Okay, do I have great movies for you this week (as long as you’re over 17). Top of the heap is The Town, Ben Affleck’s new cop movie that’s getting some of the best reviews in years, and solidifying his reputation as an ace director. It’s the story of a bank heist gone wrong and stars Affleck, Chris Cooper and John Hamm. (Who, I must state outright, I have this huge cinema crush on. He looks like the movie stars of the thirties and forties and is the star of Mad Men on AMC for those who aren’t familiar with him and to me he is totally perfect. Which proves that at any age you can make a darn fool of yourself.) 
     Then we have another star who is reminiscent of the 40’s - - George Clooney, in The American which is a Bourne Identity sort of film with action that never stops and the gorgeous Clooney right at the center of it all.
     Then we have a subtitled film for you, one that is actually already out in DVD, but I’m bringing it in because we are showing the second film in the trilogy during festival and I wanted folks who hadn’t seen the first to be able to see it if they chose. It’s called The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, it’s Swedish, subtitled, uber violent and fabulously interesting. The Girl etc and The Girl WhoPlayed with Fire are the biggest selling books on earth at this time. The books seemed a little dry to me and I never got into them, but I am looking forward to the movies. Again, it is R rated for extreme violence.
     And we are keeping Going the Distance and Resident Evil, so there is lots to choose from. But none of these are for children. However, next week we will be playing our first 3-D film with Legend of the Guardians and that is for kids and their mums and pops.
     Don’t forget to call for those gala tix. Fewer than fifty left and the brochures are just out. Remember, you can reserve particular seats this time. And we’re doing a raffle (no charge for the tix, it’s just a little gift for gala goers) for a six month pass to the movies. So, isn’t that fun?
     You take care. Come to the movies you grown up folks. We’ve got some terrific movies for you!
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

September 17, 2010 -
September 23, 2010

September 17, 2010 -
September 23, 2010

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
September 17, 2010 -
September 23, 2010

September 1, 2010 -
September 23, 2010

September 3, 2010 -
September 23, 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

Audition Workshop
September 30, 2010 - October 28, 2010

Basketry: Black Ash Cuff Bracelet
November 1, 2010

Basketry: Pin Cushion
October 18, 2010 - October 25, 2010

Create Your Own Shadow Box
September 23, 2010 - October 28, 2010

Decorative Painting, for ages 16 and up
September 15, 2010 - December 15, 2010

French for Adults
October 6, 2010 - November 10, 2010

Golden Days of Radio Players Group
October 5, 2010 - December 7, 2010

Introduction to Sign Language
September 13, 2010 - November 8, 2010

Jewelry Making: Create Earrings
October 9, 2010

Jewelry Making: Embellish with Silver Clay
November 22, 2010

Jewelry Making: Intermediate Fused Glass
November 15, 2010 - December 6, 2010

Jewelry Making: Intro to Art Clay Silver
November 1, 2010

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
October 25, 2010 - November 8, 2010

Knit a Cowl/Hood
October 6, 2010 - October 20, 2010

Knit a Neck Cozy
November 10, 2010 - November 17, 2010

Pottery & Sculpture
September 13, 2010 - November 29, 2010

Turkish Bead Crochet
September 20, 2010

Wire Bead Crochet
October 18, 2010

Writers' Group
September 9, 2010 - December 9, 2010

Yoga for You
September 15, 2010 - December 15, 2010

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

The film festival is just a week away and excitement for Gala night and two weeks of amazing art films is building.  Our projectionists will start putting up the fifteen films for the festival next week, and the staff is busy working on the final details for the Opening Night. As I've said before, I am simply delighted by this year's selection of films.  I really think Hildy and Jeffery found the perfect balance of movies.  In these films you may find love, mystery and suspense, comedy, drama, historical fiction, and so much more.  Visit our website for film synopses and show times or request a brochure by calling 570-996-1500.

We still have a few tickets remaining for the Opening Night Gala; so if you are interested in attending, do give us a call.  I think it will be a special night.  Both of the evening's films Mao's Last Dancer and Get Low are based on or inspired by true stories and from looking at their previews, they look like must-see entertainment.  Plus opening night would not be complete without the most delicious hors d'oeuvres provided by Twigs Restaurant, Epicurean Delight and Seasons Restaurant and wine supplied by Nimble Hill Vineyard and Winery.  WVIA's Erika Funke will be on hand to introduce the evening's films, plus Epicurean Delight will wow us with a sumptuous spread of desserts.  I can't wait. 

Another event that I am looking forward to is Tunkhannock's Airing of the Quilts.  What a day for our community!  To see the beautiful colors of autumn as well as a variety of colorful quilts displayed throughout town is just breathtaking.  The Dietrich just loves taking part in the event and will once again present a quilt exhibit and lecture for all to enjoy.

This year we have chosen to feature quilts by Tunkhannock quiltmaker Betty Ball.  Betty has quilted for the past 25 years and enjoys creating lively, colorful and fun quilts.  She is known for her fine appliqué and has won many awards at local quilt shows and has received an award for the Best Overall Quilt Block at the Pennsylvania Farm Show.  During the summer I had the opportunity to meet with Betty, look at several of the quilts she has made, and learn about the stories behind each quilt.  Based on my experience with her, I can tell you she is a fascinating woman and her work is absolutely exquisite.  Our Airing of the Quilts exhibit will be on display at the Dietrich from October 1 through November 12 during movie times or by appointment.  Admission is free.  You won't want to miss it!

On the day of Airing of the Quilts, Saturday, October 2, the Dietrich will host a lecture with fabric designer Gail Kessler at 11:00 a.m.   During her presentation From Concept to Cloth, she will share with us how she takes an idea for a fabric from a thought to a reality.  Gail is a designer and marketing director for Andover Fabrics.  She also is the owner of Ladyfinger Sewing Studio, a retail quilt fabric shop located in Oley, Pennsylvania.  Tickets to the show are $7 each and can be purchased by calling the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 or at the theater's ticket booth while supplies last.