Dietrich Theater  Coming Soon!

Tasting the Big Apple: Movie & Bus Trip
Proceeds support cultural programming at the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tickets: $130 each. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register.
Movie: Monday, November 1 at 7:00 p.m at the Dietrich Theater
See the classic 1987, Oscar-winning film Moonstruck on the big screen for a taste of New York and Italian culture. New York City plays a central role in this romantic comedy/drama starring Cher and Nicolas Cage. A dessert reception will follow. Come and meet the bus trip guides and other participants.
Bus Trip: Wednesday, November 3
Bus will depart from Dietrich at 8 a.m. and will return at about 10 p.m.
Experience New York City. You can choose one option: the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue; Washington Square, Greenwich Village; OR you may wish to spend the day on your own. At each stop, a guide will be available at to lead you around the location if you wish. All participants will meet at 5:00 p.m. for dinner at Carmine’s, Broadway between 90th and 91st Streets. Ticket price includes movie with dessert reception, bus and dinner, including tips and tax, plus a contribution to the Dietrich. Other expenses are the responsibility of the individual. Space is limited. For more information, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

 Did I say last week that this is a very strange business???? Well, let me reiterate. This is a very strange business. Remember how I didn’t want to bring in Jackass 3D because it’s dumb, and also because I didn’t think anyone would come except, of course, for my nephew who would for sure come because I had humiliated him by quoting our Jackass 3D conversation the week before. Or something. Okay. So. It just so happens that everything I thought about it was totally wrong. Oh, not the icky gross part. Nope, the movie is just as nauseating as I thought it was (no, I didn’t see it, but I have heard about it ad infinitum). The part that I didn’t get right was the part where I thought nobody would come to see it. Whoa, was I ever wrong!! It was the big hit of the weekend. Not just here, mind you, but nationwide. Boxofficeprophets, which does a pretty right-on guess about the weekend take on a movie on the Friday before it opens, guessed completely wrong. They estimated a weekend take of around 21 million, and it brought in 50 million. And that was reflected in the fact that it was the top dog here at the Dietrich, followed closely by RED and a resurgent Secretariat. So, for the first time in about six weeks, we had a really, really good weekend!!! 

     I remember, about eight years ago, having just opened a really lovely Disney film which crashed and burned upon arrival, saying to one of the kids who worked here, “I’m worried that we’ll never have a hit again.” I look back at the years that have passed and I have to smile when I remember all the hits that have come to nestle in the arms of the Dietrich. But when you’re going through dry times, when it seems as if every movie that opens causes a huge cosmic yawn, sometimes it’s hard to keep the faith.
     And then, in true movie form, kapow! Superhero movie comes in to rescue the damsels in distress (or in our case the mature dames in distress) and for a little while we can forget all our troubles and do a happy dance. Until, of course, the next movie we thought would be a big hit comes along and nobody cares. The flip side of that, however, is that little movie that sneaks in unawares, no buzz on it, no phone calls, no nuttin’, it opens and the theater fills like some kind of miracle on Tioga Street and …well…everything’s okay, our faith is restored and all is well with the world. It’s quite the trip. Glad you’re here to share it with us, dear friends, because sometimes it feels like we’re watching a 3D world in 2D.
     Now, I want to talk again briefly about our super special Halloween weekend. On Friday the 29th, at midnight, we will have one showing only of Rocky Horror Picture Show. Costumes, please. It sold out last year, so make those reservations soon. (Although it’s possible it won’t sell out in advance so you can take your chances at the door.)
     Then on Saturday night we have two 3D movies (Piranha and My Soul To Take) and Let Me In, which, although in 2D is supposed to be really, really scary. For all three movies plus a free popcorn with a soda of the same size, the cost is just 20 bucks. So, you may ask, how much am I saving to see this veritable banquet of horror??? Let me tell you. The two 3D films would be, if shown separately, 10 buckolas each, and then the third film would be eight so it would be 28, and say you get the large free popcorn with the large soda, you can add another 5 and you have $33.00 as your final total! So, you get a thirty-three dollar value for just $20.00 and you get all the scariness you can stand! (If you have a tricky ticker you should probably choose one of our other theaters because these movies are sooooo scary!) You can call 996-1500 to get tix in advance, or you can just come to the door. The screamy scary fun starts at 6:00, so come prepared to shiver!
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

October 15, 2010 -
October 28, 2010

October 8, 2010 -
October 28, 2010

Jackass 3D
October 15, 2010 -
November 4, 2010

Life As We Know It
June 15, 2010 -
October 28, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

October 29, 2010

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

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 Neck Cozy
November 10, 2010 - November 17, 2010

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

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

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

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

Since Halloween is just a week away, the Dietrich is busy gearing up for a weekend of scary movie fun. We will once again be showing The Rocky Horror Picture Show this Friday, October 29 at 11:55 pm. All are invited to come out and enjoy this cult flick from 1975 featuring Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon and Barry Bostwick. Like most theaters that show The Rocky Horror Picture Show at midnight, we encourage you to dress up for the evening and take part in our movie costume contest. So gather up your friends, and come out to the Dietrich to celebrate this fantastical film. Last year it sold out, so pick up your tickets today!
The next night Saturday, October 30th starting at 6:00 p.m., the Dietrich will host a three-movie thriller event. Join us for this spooktacular evening featuring the new horror movies Let Me In, Piranha in 3D and My Soul To Take which is also in 3-D. We are offering a great package deal for the evening -$20 admission for all three films, plus free popcorn with the purchase of a drink of the same size. You really can’t beat that price for 3 movies - it’s a full night of entertainment. You can purchase advance tickets at the Dietrich’s ticket booth or by calling us at 570-996-1500. It will definitely be a fun-filled weekend!
The fun will not end with the weekend though. On Monday, November 1st, the Dietrich will be showing another great movie from the past, Moonstruck.    That’s right! As part of our fundraiser “Tasting the Big Apple: Movie and Bus Trip”, you will have the opportunity to see this 1987, Oscar-winning film on the big screen for a taste of New York and Italian culture. I think Cher and Nicolas Cage were amazing in this film, and for it to be set in New York City is an added plus. After the film, we will host a dessert reception so bus trip participants can meet the trip guides and other participants. 
Then on Wednesday, November 3rd, you will get to experience New York City first hand. Participants can choose to be dropped off at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Rockefeller Center and 5th Avenue; or Washington Square, Greenwich Village. At each stop, a guide will be available to lead a group around the location or participants can spend the day on their own. At 5 p.m., all participants will gather for an Italian dinner at Carmine’s.    A few seats are still available for the trip and tickets are $130 each. The ticket price includes the movie with dessert reception, bus and dinner, including tax and tips, plus a contribution to the Dietrich Theater. All proceeds will support cultural programming for children at the theater. Call 570-996-1500 for more information or to make a reservation. 
If you are more interested in classes, the Dietrich has some great jewelry making workshops coming up in November. I just took a Wire Bead Crochet class the theater offered this past week and loved it! Instructor Jane Jones taught us how to make a beautiful necklace in just three hours! It was easy and fun, and we all went home with finished pieces. The format of the jewelry making classes we are offering in November are similar, they only take a few hours, all materials are supplied and you leave with a beautifully finished product. On Monday, November 1 from 6:00 - 9:00 p.m., students will learn the basics of working with silver clay to create silver jewelry pieces of their own design in Esther Harmatz’s Intro to Art Clay Silver workshop.   Participants will have the option of fabricating pendants, pins or earrings. Admission is $65.
Then on Monday, November 22 from 6:00 - 9:00 pm, you will have the opportunity to expand your knowledge of working with silver clay, by taking Esther’s Embellish with Silver Clay class. In this session you will learn how to use silver clay to create borders and decorative encasements for two fused glass pieces. Like our other jewelry classes, all materials will be provided, but you may bring your own small fused glass pieces if you wish. Intro to Art Clay Silver is a prerequisite and admission is $60. Call the Dietrich for more information or to sign up for these classes, or visit us online at