Dietrich Theater

Enjoy these free events!

Barbershop Vocal Clinic
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
October 16, 23, and 30 from 10:30 a.m. - noon.
Presented by: the Endless Mountains Chorus
Admission: Free
Call 570-836-8595 to sign up. Preregistration is not required.
Do you like to sing? Would you like to sing better? Do you enjoy harmony? Does the fact that you can't read music keep you from singing? If you said yes to any of these questions, these one hour vocal clinics at the Dietrich Theater are for you. 
Here is what you will experience:
-See and hear internationally ranked "2nd Generation" express themselves by singing four part harmony on the Dietrich stage.
-Actually hear and learn how to make four voices sound like five or six.
-Sing a new song with your fellow attendees in four part harmony, without reading music.
-Receive a "Learning CD" and music that will allow you to learn a song in four-part harmony without reading music. 
-Learn the three elements of good quality singing and what you can do to become a great singer.

Political Refugees in 18th Century NEPA
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by: Dr. Sheldon Spear
Admission: Free
In one of the curious byways of history, the shores of the Susquehanna River in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania attracted refugees from the turmoil of the French Revolution and political upheavals in England. The settlement of sophisticated Europeans in areas that were as remote as they were beautiful seems almost bizarre. Yet they came - several hundred Frenchmen and a handful of Britons. Historian Sheldon Spear will discuss these adventures during his presentation.
Call 570-996-1500 to register.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 So, after the first showing of Secretariat, the audience actually applauded! They loved it, because it was such a good movie. Such a great story so well told. And yet it only came in as number three on the top ten list of films this weekend. I have absolutely no idea why. I do understand why people don’t come to typical Hollywood bilge, but I have no idea why a Disney production with such class and style wasn’t number one at the box office. Sigh. That is the great mystery of the movie business, I suppose. But, if you haven’t seen it, you really should give it a try. It’s not just about a great horse, although it is that, but it’s also about a fine woman, brave and true and strong, who stands up against the male establishment and tells them that they simply can’t shut her out because she has one of the best horses on earth and she intends to run him and essentially, they can bug off, because she is going to win the Triple Crown. So there! And she does. And that makes a totally satisfying end of story! 

     Of course we also are holding the frothy little date movie, Life As We Know It. It’s cute, it has Katherine Heigel and an adorable baby. What more could you ask for?
     Then we have two brand new films for you (again, the joys of four screens). The first is RED, which stands for Retired, Extremely Dangerous. This is the story of four retired CIA agents, now being hunted by the government they served. The cast is to die for – Helen Mirren, Bruce Willis, Morgan Freeman, and John Malkovich. Could you ask for better than that? It’s a fast moving action comedy with a good message – older may be older, but it can be smarter, too.   I love themes that show older folks in fighting mode. Used to be that when you reached a certain age people just assumed your best years were behind you. But that isn’t the case, anymore, and we see that reflected in many great movies starring older actors. And since every one of the aforementioned four are my total favorites, I can’t wait to see it!!!
     Finally, about two weeks ago, my sweetheart of a nephew who is an avid fan of the Comedy Channel, asked me if we were getting Jackass 3D. I answered in my typically non-opinionated way – something like “Over my dead body!” Sigh. As it happens, there is nothing coming out this weekend that we care about, we haven’t taken a Paramount film in a while, there are no art movies available to us and we’ve had multiple requests for it. So, yes, we are bringing in Jackass 3D for the twenty-something mostly guy crowd who wanted to see it. And since it’s probably one of the world’s dumbest movies, I hope you fellas will spend your 3D money here in T’town, knowing that we are the cheapest 3D in NEPA! Plus, without a doubt we have the best popcorn in the world (That’s a fact. Look it up.)
     Finally, two special events Halloween weekend. First, on Friday, October 29th at midnight, we are showing Rocky Horror Picture Show. You can read all about it on Facebook. Last year it sold out and we expect it to do the same this year, so call early for tix!
     Then on Saturday, October 30th, we will be showing three horror flix – Piranha, My Soul To Take and let Me In. (If you’re worried about your kids wandering about on the Saturday night of Halloween, what safer place to put them than right here at the Dietrich. The cost for the three movies (and two of them are in 3D ) is $20.00 for the three films and a free popcorn with the purchase of a soda of the same size. Now how’s that for a great deal for a full night of entertainment???? We haven’t done this in quite a while and we though we’d take advantage of the 3D to give the kids a bit of a scare! (Isn’t that ghoulishly good fun???)
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

October 15, 2010 -
October 21, 2010

October 8, 2010 -
October 21, 2010

Jackass 3D
October 15, 2010 -
October 21, 2010

Life As We Know It
June 15, 2010 -
October 21, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

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

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: 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

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

We could not have asked for a more perfect day for our Fall Foliage Trip to the Finger Lakes this past Wednesday. The weather was wonderful and the scenery was just gorgeous with the leaves at peak color. We started the day out at the Taughannock Falls Overlook. To see one of the tallest waterfall (215 feet high) on the east coast of the U.S. was just amazing - what a majestic view. Then we drove to the bottom of the falls and trekked a ¾ mile trail to get a closer view of the falls. You could feel the mist from the falls hit your face, and the view of the powerful sandstone and shale glen walls was breathtaking. 
After that expedition, we drove to the Cornell Campus to enjoy more of the region’s beauty. Our first stop on the campus was the McGraw Chimes Tower. What makes these chimes so special is that they are not computerized, but are played by student chime masters. After climbing the 161 steps to the top of the tower, we not only had an amazing view of Ithaca and Cayuga Lake but also were able to enjoy a live chimes concert. The chime master played requested modern music, hymns, and the Cornell school song. It was quite impressive to see her balance on one foot as she reached with both of her arms and other leg to reach all of the chime pedals.  
After a satisfying lunch at the Banfi Restaurant in the Statler Hotel, we made our way to the campus’ art museum. It’s a great collection consisting of 30,000 pieces of art. There’s a little bit of everything - modern art, sculptures, work by Andy Warhol and Georgia O’Keefe, Asian art and more. 
Then we traversed the campus to see the botanical gardens. They were so colorful and beautiful. It was a great way to finish the day. If you have never visited Cornell or Taughannock Falls, I really recommend it. It was a wonderful day out.
Speaking of great day trips, the Dietrich has another bus trip/fundraiser coming up. Join us for Tasting the Big Apple: Movie and Bus Trip in early November. On Monday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m., you will have the opportunity to see the classic 1987, Oscar-winning film Moonstruck at the Dietrich for a taste of New York and Italian culture. Starring Cher and Nicolas Cage, this romantic comedy/drama features many locations in New York City. A dessert reception will follow where you will meet the bus trip guides and other participants. 
Then on Wednesday, November 3rd, you will be able to experience New York City first hand. Three stops will be offered: the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue; Washington Square, Greenwich Village; or you may wish to spend the day on you own. At each stop, a guide will be available to lead you around the location if you wish. All participants will then meet up for an Italian dinner at Carmine’s. The bus will depart from the Dietrich at 8:00 a.m. and will return at about 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $130 each and include the movie with dessert reception, the bus and dinner, including tips and tax, plus a contribution to the Dietrich.   There are only a few seats left so make your reservations today. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information or to sign up. It should be a fantastic trip. 
Oh, and for those local history buffs out there, please join us on Wednesday, October 20 at 7:00 pm at the Dietrich. Dr. Sheldon Spear will be back with another fascinating local history talk. This time he will focus on the political refugees who came and settled along the shores of the Susquehanna River in northeastern and north central Pennsylvania during the 18th century. According to Dr. Spear, “The settlement of sophisticated Europeans in areas that were as remote as they were beautiful seems almost bizarre. Yet they came - several hundred Frenchmen and a handful of Britons.” Admission to the presentation is free. 
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