Dietrich Theater Attend one of the best film festivals in Pennsylvania! 
The Dietrich's Spring 2011 Film Festival
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Opening Night Gala - Friday, April 8. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
Gala tickets: $50 each. Call 570-996-1500 to reserve
Enjoy hors d’oeuvres, wine, two films, and desserts by Epicurean delight. Special 10th Anniversary Celebration. Reservations are required for gala night only.
Film Festival - Friday, April 8 to Thursday, April 21
Enjoy fourteen days of seventeen foreign, independent and art films. Visit <> for festival movies and show times.
Call 570-996-1500 for festival details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Oh my, I have so many things to tell you about this week. I have to make sure I save room. I will try to do this in an orderly fashion, so here goes. I think I’ll start with the movies (because, after all, we are a movie theater) and say we have a wonderful little Springtime/Easter kiddie flick for you and the…well…kiddies – “Hop.” It really looks adorable. With it’s furry bunnies and adorable marshmallow chicks it looks like something the little ones will squeal (with delight, of course) over. Other than that we have the same films (goodies all). 

     Okay, next on my agenda, gala night of the spring film festival – we still have some tix left and we would love you to join us for an evening of great food, great movies, fine wine and terrific company! 996-1500 will reserve your tix (and your seats) and gain you entry into one of the theaters finest evenings. It’s a wonderful little fund-raiser for the theater plus you get all those goodies! Do come join us – we’d love to see you!
     Here is a word to the wise – if you have any interest at all in the Bridal Show at the end of June (it’s just to die for – the vintage gowns are gorgeous!!!) you’d best order those tix now! They are flying out of here in batches of four and five and it’s a one show only opportunity. Once these tix are gone, they’re gone forever. And Annett Sheldon, who has put all this together (and you wouldn’t believe the amount of work she has poured into this project) says it’s definitely a one shot deal. So, call 996-1500 if you think you want to be a member of the audience. In another couple of weeks there won’t be a ticket to be had!
     On Thursday, April 14th, the Dietrich is going to show a very special documentary – free to the public. It’s called Out In Silence and it’s about the struggle gay and lesbian youths have when they come out (or choose not to) in high school. It deals particularly with the small town of Oil City outside of Pittsburgh and it’s really about how the children and the town begin a dialogue about the difficulties of “otherness” and how bridges can be spanned with enough patience and kindness of heart. The producer will be here to have a panel discussion after the film, as I said it’s free, and it’s so worth your time. Straight or gay, this film is open to all.   Do come, if you can. It will open your minds and hearts in unexpected ways.
     Finally, some not so good news. Remember when I said I was waiting on the results of my mammogram? Well, it turned out not to be so terrific. Once again the ugly cancer beastie has sprung up and reared its’ ugly self. But once again, the mammogram made all the difference. (Hear that, ladies??? The MAMMOGRAM picked up the tumor in a very early stage. Get your mammograms. Don’t forget. They are soooo, soooo important!) This time the tumor is under a centimeter in size, so tomorrow (Wednesday) I am having an MRI to see if there are any other tiny tumors. If there are then it’s mastectomy time again, but if there are not I should be able to go the lumpectomy route followed by radiation. And I’m really okay. Dr. Palmer is a fine surgeon and has been just wonderful with me, very gentle and kind. I know how skilled he is at his job and I have faith that he’ll do his very best for me. 
     And for all of this, I count myself one of the luckiest people in the world! I have so many dear friends, a family that loves me, cats and dogs that think the sun rises and sets on me, a great job, great staff, I live in the most beautiful place on earth and work in the prettiest, best little town I know. So, this is a bump in the road. But I’ve fastened my seatbelt, so I think I’m gonna be okay. God Bless.
     See you at the Dietrich.   

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

April 1, 2011 -
April 7, 2011

March 18, 2011 -
April 7, 2011

March 4, 2011 -
April 6, 2011

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID 2: Rodrick Rules
March 25, 2011 -
April 7, 2011

March 18, 2011 -
April 7, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

April 8, 2011 -
April 21, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Tom Knight Puppet Show
April 7, 2011

Spring 2011 Film Festival
April 8, 2011

Peter and the Wolf - Live on Stage
May 6, 2011 - May 7, 2011

Brazilian Classical Guitar Concert
May 15, 2011

Bridal Bliss
June 26, 2011

Dietrich Theater Radio Players Performance
May 17, 2011

Grand Canyon of Pennsylvania Bus Trip
June 2, 2011

Songs & Games for Tots
June 18, 2011 - July 16, 2011

Coyote: A Trickster Tale from the Southwest
June 25, 2011 - June 25, 2011

Shakespeare in the Park
June 25, 2011

Bridal Bliss Exhibit
June 1, 2011 - July 31, 2011

Everhart Museum Bus Trip
July 9, 2011

Celebrate Our River Day
July 23, 2011

Life on the Susquehanna River Exhibit
August 1, 2011 - September 30, 2011

Gathering of Singers and Songwriters 10
August 24, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Mixed Media for Kids
March 11, 2011 - April 2, 2011

Basketry: Black Ash Wearable Pouch
May 7, 2011

Basketry: Natural Windowsill Basket
April 2, 2011

Sign Language for Beginners
March 17, 2011 - May 26, 2011

Sign Language: Level 1
March 17, 2011 - May 26, 2011

Acting Camp for Kids
June 20, 2011 - July 29, 2011

All About Pottery & Sculpture Camp
July 11, 2011 - July 15, 2011

Chinese Dragon, ages 6 to 8
July 25, 2011 - July 29, 2011

Crazy Commercials
June 20, 2011 - June 24, 2011

Dance! Dance! Dance!
June 27, 2011 - June 28, 2011

Digital Arts Camp
June 20, 2011 - June 24, 2011

Dino-Mite: Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
June 27, 2011 - July 1, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

 Live at the Dietrich for March 30, 2011
Less than 10 days until the opening of the Spring 2011 Film Festival, and excitement is mounting! Starting on Friday, April 8, we will be featuring 17 of the finest foreign, independent and art films released in the past four months over the course of two weeks. After leafing through a film festival brochure, I can tell you I will be spending a good part of those 14 days in the Dietrich’s Evans Theater. I hope to see Biuitful, Casino Jack, The Company Men, Even the Rain, Kings of Pastry, Potiche (Trophy Wife) and A Somewhat Gentle Man. And of course there is always at least one great movie that you find out about by word of mouth, so I will probably try to see that one too. If you want to figure out your own schedule of festival films you want to see, visit our website at <> and click on the film festival banner. 
Of course there is no better way to kick off two weeks of superb film than by attending our Opening Night Gala. Join us on Friday, April 8 at 5:30 p.m. for just the best hors d’oeuvres, wine, movies and desserts. For the evening, Jeffery, our film buyer, was able to bring in the French comedy Potiche (Trophy Wife), which will have only been open two weeks earlier in New York and L.A, and The Company Men. Dr. Philip Mosley will be on hand to introduce the films. Plus, we will also be commemorating the 10th anniversary of the reopening of the Dietrich as a movie theater and cultural center. Tickets to the gala are only $50 each and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500.
 A big event for little ones is just around the corner too. Tom Knight and his puppets will be back at the Dietrich for a special show on Thursday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m. You and your young children or grandchildren will have a fantastic time dancing and singing along to Tom’s great skits and songs featuring books, the environment, the solar system and so much more. Admission is free. We hope to see you there!
In addition to Tom Knight’s Puppet Show and the film festival, the Dietrich’s spring and summer quilting classes will be starting up next week. In Quilting for Kids, children will be able to discover early American quilting techniques as they create classic bear’s paw quilts. Students will also learn about color as they work with fabrics that are inspired by the great outdoors. 
For the spring and summer Intergenerational Quilting classes, students will create double pin wheel quilts as they learn quilting techniques. In this class, students will see how you can create movement through the use of light and dark materials. Both series of quilting classes will be held on Wednesdays from April 6 through July 20. Quilting for Kids is from 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Intergenerational Quilting is from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Students are invited to join at any time. Admission is $6 per class and all materials will be provided.