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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.

Do your Christmas shopping at the Dietrich Theater!  We have movie gift bags, poppers and class gift certificates.  They make the perfect gifts for almost anyone on your list! 

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Have you seen the Earnshaw Gallery? OMG!!! You have to come see it! Sarah has outdone herself! The gallery is unbelievably gorgeous! When you come through the doors it’s as if the ice princess lives there – all blue and silver and twinkling white lights. It’s breathtaking! (One of the saddest days of the year for me is when , on a bleak day in January, all those gorgeous decorations come down.) And the cases are full of wonder. A huge thank you to Patrick Robinson for sharing his yesteryear memorabilia with us. The toys and gadgets and cards from another time take us back to an era when what you got for Christmas wasn’t necessarily the biggest and the most expensive item, but it was always cherished. 

     And, of course, we have Sarah’s whimsical Bears and their very own Night Before Christmas (which brings lights of “awwws” from folks passing by) and then Esther’s always over-the-top combination of lights and gift bags and color and exceptional Christmas spirit. 
     And then, on the other side of the Gallery we have Amy Colley’s magnificent doll house wherein each treasured item is home made and is so perfect, so cozy and so lovely that it just sort of stops you short and makes you long to live inside such a wondrous little house.
     And finally, of course, there is Stephen Hendrickson’s exquisitely created miniature world where the wee mousies are baking cookies and tending to life in general in their woodsy log home. It is such a cunning little scene, a lovely winged faerie sits atop a log observing either the mice or something more ethereal – you really don’t know. Perhaps she’s watching the sun set on the sparkling snow or maybe the moon is rising and she sees the shadows of night tiptoe across the meadow. But whether you’re watching the busy mini-rodents or the faeries or the snowmen or any of the creatures that call on you to notice them, you are completely charmed, completely dazzled, completely enchanted by such exquisite artistry. (And he did this for us while at the same time designing the sets for CBS’s smash hit The Good Wife!) Thank you, Stephen, so, so much.
     Okay – so we have some real treats for you at the movies this week. To begin with we will open the latest in the Chronicles of Narnia series, this time in 3D. The Narnia films are always delightful adventures for the entire family. And we are moving Tangled into the Dalton where it will be shown in 2D (because we only have one 3D theater and therefore Disney graciously allowed us to move Tangled so that we could show Narnia in 3D). 
     And then, for one week only, we have The Next Three Days, starring Russell Crowe, about a man in Pittsburgh whose innocent wife is accused of a crime and imprisoned and he goes to break her out!  Cool. And playing alternatively and also for only one week, we have Morning Glory starring Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton in a light and fun comedy about life in the world of morning television. And if you missed Burlesque while it played at normal times, we are showing it for two final matinees, one on Sat. and one on Sun. to give you one last chance.
     Gift bags have been flying off the selves, but we still have lots more, so please think of us when you’re deciding on the perfect Christmas gift. You’re helping out a hard working non-profit and you’re giving a gift no one has to find shelf space for or has to dust. You’re giving the gift of a really, really good time right here in your local downtown movie theater. (And add to that a gift certificate to any of our wonderful local restaurants and you have the totally, absolutely, no argument about it perfect gift!) Honest. You do.
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

NARNIA: 3D Voyage of the Dawn Treader
December 10, 2010 -
December 30, 2010

HARRY POTTER:The Deathly Hallows,Part 1
November 24, 2010 -
December 16, 2010

Morning Glory
December 10, 2010 -
December 16, 2010

November 29, 2010 -
December 16, 2010

The Next Three Days
December 10, 2010 -
December 16, 2010

November 27, 2010 -
December 12, 2010

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

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

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

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

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

What a busy couple of weeks we have had at the Dietrich! Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown was just phenomenal. So many people came out to take part in the festivities. Both of our showings of Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas were packed with young children and families. I just love how sweet that movie is. We would like to thank the Jim Henson Legacy Foundation for allowing us to show the film again this year. 

Then on the Saturday of Christmas in Our Hometown, the theater hosted its annual Holiday Workshop. There is something magical about that morning! About 200 children and families came out to participate in the event. Many families told us they have made going to the workshop a family tradition and that they wouldn’t miss it! There is a wonderful simplicity to the event. There are no bells and whistles to decorating cookies, creating ornaments, singing or getting a balloon creation from Silly Sally; it’s just a great time for families to spend time together. 
During the Holiday Workshop, participants were also able to see an artist at work as Stephen Hendrickson put up his Christmas window in the Dietrich’s Earnshaw Gallery. Entitled “On Christmas Eve Mother Baked Cookies”, Stephen created a whimsical mousescape inspired by the tree root the scene was created in and Beatrix Potter’s beloved children’s books The Tale of Two Bad Mice and The Tale of Mrs. Tittlemouse. This window and all of the other display windows, which are part of our themed exhibit “Christmas Eve at Our House” should not be missed. From Patrick Robinson’s antique toy collection, to Amy Colley’s antique dollhouse, to Sarah’s teddy bear Christmas scene, to Esther’s sparkly Dietrich gift bag window, our gallery is a sight to see!
This past week Christmas activities continued at the theater with a night of old-time radio! The Dietrich’s ever-popular Radio Players Group performed their winter show on Tuesday night to a full house. They started the evening out with Jack Benny’s very comical “High Noon” episode, which originally aired on September 28, 1952. Bob Kulow’s sound effects were amazing; and the show’s musical interludes provided by Endless Mountains Chorus quartet comprised of Dave Comly, Don Overdorff, Jim Williams and Ty Williams, were just great. In the second half of the Radio Players live show, the group performed Lux Radio Theater’s “Miracle on 34th Street” which originally aired on December 20, 1948. The cast was amazing and the show definitely put me in the holiday spirit. The program’s director, Valerie Paulus always does a terrific job putting together the Radio Players shows and we look forward to their next performance in the spring.
And just a reminder, if you are looking for the perfect gift for just about anyone on your Christmas list, Dietrich movie bags provide wonderful entertainment for all ages! So stop by the theater during movie times or our office to pick some up today.