Dietrich Theater Upcoming Events at the Dietrich! 

Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Presented in-part by the Jim Henson Legacy Foundation
Admission: Free
Enjoy this favorite Jim Henson Christmas movie at the Dietrich. Emmett Otter’s Jugband Christmas is about a poor otter family who risks everything for a chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas. Fun for the entire family!
Call 570-996-1500 for details. 
Holiday Workshop, for all ages
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, December 4 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Admission: Free
Get into the holiday spirit! All ages are invited to come out and enjoy a morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady.
Call 570-996-1500 for details.
Dietrich Radio Players Performance
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, December 7 at 7:00 p.m.
Directed by: Valerie Paulus
Admission: Free
The Dietrich Theater Radio Players are back by popular demand! Come out and see their live performance of favorite radio plays. Experience the "theater of the mind".
Call 570-996-1500 for details.
It’s a Wonderful Life
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, December 14 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
Seating is first come, first served.
See the 1946 classic It’s a Wonderful Life on the big screen at the Dietrich. Admission, popcorn and soda are free. No reservations please.
Call 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  Oh…my…gosh!!! Do I have great holiday movies for you!!!! Something for everyone. Isn’t that how a four screen theater is supposed to operate? Okay, so do you want to know what will be playing on Thanksgiving weekend? Ooooh. It’s sooooo cool. Okay, so we have Harry Potter, of course, and just the title says it all, don’t you think? When you ponder it, the Potter franchise has been a class act all the way, never once sacrificing quality for speed of production. And when Warner Brothers came to believe that the 3D they were adding to this particular Potter film wasn’t up to its gold standard, they dropped the 3D. To me, that says a whole lot and it’s all good. Small theaters like the Dietrich are so often at war with the film companies who really could care less about any thieater under fourteen screens, but in this case I’m cheering WB on. Good move. Great franchise. Bless your hearts.
     Then, for the pure joy of it, for the fun and the music and the color and rhythm and glitter and shiny, shiny baubles and beads, we have Burlesque, starring the incredible Cher and the brilliantly talented Christina Aguillera. The music and the dance is superb, early revues are ecstatic and it’s perfect upbeat entertainment for those of us who love showstopper tunes delivered with a bit of a wink and an extra bit of rock and roll. The story is standard. Cher has a burlesque house that is failing and a rich and cold man wants to buy it while she struggles to keep her business afloat. In the meantime…. a lovely young woman (Aguillera) from the Midwest comes to work for Cher as a waitress. But wait! What is that sound you hear? The voice of a lark, you say? And she also has moves? You mean…wait…wait…she can dance and sing??? And she will attract huge crowds and Cher will be saved???? WOW! Is that something perfect for the holidays? So, while your man is out taking aim at Bambi over the holiday, do bring your best gal pals, your fave gay guys, your daughters, mums, and anyone else who loves to laugh and loves good music, and come see what I think is going to set those Thanksgiving weekend toes a tapping. (And don’t forget how good our popcorn is. After all, isn’t that what Thanksgiving is about? Popcorn?)
     Then for the kiddies we will have Disney’s Tangled in 3D. This is for all those little Princesses who don’t really need a man to save them, who can save themselves quite well thank you very much, and who might even have to help out that charming Prince now and again. Although it’s about a Princess, little boys will love it, too because there’s a great horse and a funny Prince and it all goes together for some good giggles for the kidlets.
     And finally, we will still have Unstoppable which is one of those action movies that literally takes your breath away. In fact, just for safety’s sake, you might want to bring your own oxygen, since this movie sucks it out of the air it’s so tense and moves so fast!
     And that’s it. That’s our movie schedule for the holidays coming up. But remember, Harry starts on the 19th, so you don’t even have to wait to see that one!
     Oh, and before I go, how do you like the gorgeous landscaping Kevin Kukuchka from Creekside Gardens has done for us (and this is just the beginning!!!)! It’s so beautiful and makes us look so fancy it just stunned me when I saw it. It takes away that harsh factory look the building had and has made it look soft and inviting. Thank you so much, Kevin and Sherry for such a grand gift! You do absolutely beautiful work!
     So, happy Thanksgiving to all of you, dear readers. May your family be gathered around you, may memories of your dearies who are no longer with you be tender ones and may those seated around you table be joined by good food, good drink (for thirst is a dangerous thing) and much love.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

HARRY POTTER:The Deathly Hallows,Part 1
November 19, 2010 -
December 9, 2010

November 19, 2010 -
December 2, 2010

November 16, 2010 -
November 23, 2010

November 13, 2010 -
November 23, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein - Live Performances
March 9, 2011 - March 13, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

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

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

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

Jewelry Making: Embellish with Silver Clay
November 22, 2010

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

Live at the Dietrich November 17, 2010
Only two more days!   That’s right! For all of those Harry Potter movie fans, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will open at the Dietrich this Friday. As always, we will hold a special midnight show for all those who want to be among the first to see this film. Advance tickets will be available for this show while supplies last.   You can purchase tickets for this show or any of our Harry Potter movie times at the Dietrich’s ticket booth, online at <> or by calling the Dietrich. 
For those of you who are more interested in live performances, the Dietrich’s Radio Players will be putting on a show at the theater in just a few short weeks. On Tuesday, December 7th at 7:00 p.m., we will be taking a quick trip back to those grand old days of radio theatre.    Under the direction of Valerie Paulus, this group of over 15 actors will perform Jack Benny’s adaptation of “High Noon” which originally aired on September 28, 1952, and Lux Radio Theater’s adaptation of the feel good Christmas story “Miracle on 34th Street”. This year the radio players will be teaming up with a barbershop quartet from the Endless Mountains Chorus to present these favorites which is a first for us.    So join us; the evening should be filled with great music, wonderful sound effects, and good old-fashioned radio fun. Admission is free.
In addition to movies and the Radio Players Performance, the Dietrich also has a few great classes coming up. For those of you who have always wanted to paint decorative pieces for your home with or to give as gifts, Wendy Rozelle is teaching Decorative Painting classes on Wednesdays from noon to 3:00 p.m. What is so great about her classes is that no experience is required and by the end of just a couple of classes, you will have a gorgeous painted piece.   The painting techniques she uses are very easy to learn and its fun. Wendy showed me some of the projects she plans to teach over the next few weeks and they are fun holiday items that would be perfect for gift giving. Admission is $20 per class plus the cost of the painting surface. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to learn more information about these classes and to register. Preregistration is required so Wendy will know how many materials to bring.   
Our Esther Harmatz is also offering an intermediate jewelry making class in just a few days. On Monday, November 22 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., you can learn how to use silver clay to create borders and decorative encasements for fused glass pieces in Jewelry Making: Embellish with Silver Clay. Admission is $60 and all materials will be provided. You may bring your own small fused glass pieces to embellish if you wish. Introduction to Silver Clay is a prerequisite to this class. Call us at 570-996-1500 to register.