Dietrich Theater
Spring 2011 Film Festival
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
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.
Peter and the Wolf - Live on Stage
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m.
Presented by: the Dietrich Children’s Theatre
Admission: Free
Sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council
What kind of music does a cat make? Could your grandfather be a bassoon? Russian composer Segei Prokofiev ponders these questions in his musical symphony for children, "Peter and the Wolf". Come and experience the thrilling sights - and sounds - as a brave adventurer imagines catching a wolf, and with the help of his friends, and the orchestra, his dreams comes true.
Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

  I know I say it twice a year, but still, one is allowed to repeat oneself as long as it’s true, right? And it’s sooo true that gala night was just incredible! We had so much fun. And it’s neat now that we do assigned seating, where people can tell us where they want to sit and they are assigned a seat which has  taken away all the frantic rush for seats that   made the night seem chaotic. Now people come in, are handed a glass of wine (what better to start with?) and then they’re shown to their seats and after that they get something to eat. It’s all slow and easy. I don’t know why we didn’t do that right from the get-go, but sometimes the most obvious things get away from you. It’s true that you have to call early to get the best seats, but it’s also true that there  are really no bad seats in the Evans – it’s such a grand old theater.  

     So, let’s talk about the food. Oh my oh my oh my!!!! I know that this is another thing I say twice a year, but honestly, the restaurants and caterers outdid themselves – for really real! Epicurean is always superb and I think they do one of the crowd favorites with their Chinese Takeout. Seasons did superb sushi as well as other delights and Tom St. Claire brought his pulled pork and salt potatoes (which are so good that I think they must register as a nearly mortal sin). Twigs brought, in profusion, tiny pizzas, beef sliders with horseradish and I can’t remember what else, but it was all grand. Looking at the food all lined up by the best little restaurants anywhere I marveled at how lucky we are to have access to such superb food! Any one of those offerings could hold their own in New York City (and that includes Tom St. Claire’s pulled pork!).   Thank you, all of you, for the superb food you prepare for us to kick off our festivals. And, of course, I didn’t even touch upon the incredible desserts by Epicurean Delight – they’re simply perfect!
     And I must also thank, profusely, the volunteers who help make the evening run so smoothly. And that’s everyone, from the ladies who serve the wine, to the cleaner-uppers, to the runners who fetch whatever is needed, to our great (aren’t they the best???) kids who help serve and to everyone who spends their time helping us do that magical combination of food and wine and, of course, movies! Thank you from the bottoms of our hearts.
     And, of course, none of this would be possible at all if it weren’t for our sponsors! Bless your hearts! And a huge thank-you to our Shirley who is the best salesperson on the planet (she really is, that’s a fact!). Here’s the thing – while folks are waiting for them movies to start, on gala night and all the other days and nights of festival, they are watching those slides and commenting to each other about them. So it’s a great deal, but still, no one HAS to buy screen ads for festival. (Really, I suppose, no one has to do much of anything, but it is such a help when folks do.) So thank you, dear sponsors. Without you festival wouldn’t be possible!
     So, you may ask, what’s coming up? How about Rio for kids of all ages. It’s a gorgeous 3D film about a little domestic Maccaw from rural Minnesota who meets a gorgeous independent macaw who takes him on the adventure of his life in Rio De Janeiro It’s funny and dear and so visually stunning that I think the kids will love it and there is no doubt in my mind at all that the grownups will, too.
     And the following week we’ll have Water For Elephants which is a superb love story and an incredibly evocative film set in the 1930’s. It also is visually stunning and a fine story to boot.
      See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

RIO in 3D
April 15, 2011 -
May 5, 2011

April 8, 2011 -
April 21, 2011

April 6, 2011 -
April 21, 2011

April 8, 2011 -
April 21, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

Basketry: Black Ash Wearable Pouch
May 7, 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

Jammin' in a Jugband
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Mask Making Camp
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Mixed Media - Spring Series
April 7, 2011 - May 27, 2011

Mixed Media Camp
July 11, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Move It! Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
July 25, 2011 - July 29, 2011

Quilting for Kids
April 6, 2011 - July 20, 2011

Shadow Mask Theatre
July 25, 2011 - August 5, 2011

Swing from the Tree Tops Camp
August 1, 2011 - August 5, 2011

Things in the Sky
July 6, 2011 - July 27, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting
April 6, 2011 - July 20, 2011

Jammin' in a Jugband, ages 13 to adult
July 18, 2011 - July 22, 2011

Open Studio: Painting, Drawing & Pottery
April 12, 2011 - August 23, 2011

Decorative Painting
April 13, 2011 - August 31, 2011

Introduction to Stained Glass
June 13, 2011

Jewelry Making: Easy Attachments
May 23, 2011

Jewelry Making: Intro to Art Clay Silver
May 9, 2011

Jewelry Making: Introduction to Glass Fusing
July 11, 2011 - July 25, 2011

Knit a Mobius Scarf
July 14, 2011 - July 28, 2011

Learn Tunisian Crochet
May 5, 2011 - May 19, 2011

Photography for Beginners
May 2, 2011 - June 20, 2011

Pottery & Sculpture
April 4, 2011 - September 12, 2011

Radio Players
April 5, 2011 - May 17, 2011

Spanish for Beginners
May 4, 2011 - June 8, 2011

Writers' Group
April 14, 2011 - August 25, 2011

Yoga for You
April 13, 2011 - August 31, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

 Live at the Dietrich April 13, 2011

We are currently in the middle of our first week of the Spring 2011 Film Festival and it definitely has been a celebration of fantastic films! I have already seen Potiche and The Company Men. During the second week of festival I hope to catch Casino Jack, Biutiful, Another Year, and Kings of Pastry. Those folks who make it a goal to see all of the films in each festival always impress me, and this year we have seventeen films in all. For a complete listing of film festival movies and show times, please visit our website <>. Don’t miss out on a great two weeks of foreign, independent and art movies!
The Dietrich is also offering a nice variety of children’s movies this month. We have the super hit Hop and will be bringing in the much-anticipated Rio in 3D in just a couple of days. Then on Thursday, April 30th, we will be hosting a special movie showing for children’s at 11:00 a.m. Admission, soda and popcorn are free. We would like to thank the Kintner Family for sponsoring this event in loving memory of "Jeeterbug".
For those of you who enjoy live entertainment, May is definitely the month to visit the Dietrich. For little ones and families, the Dietrich Children’s Theatre will be performing Peter and the Wolf on Friday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. and Saturday, May 7 at 11:00 a.m. The show will have you asking questions such as, "What kinds of music does a cat make?", and "Could your grandfather be a bassoon?". Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev ponders these questions in his musical symphony for children, "Peter and the Wolf". Come and experience the thrilling sights and sounds as a brave adventurer imagines catching a wolf, and with help from his friends and the orchestra, his dreams come true. The Pennsylvania Humanities Council has sponsored these free performances. 
For adults, the Dietrich will be presenting a classical guitar concert featuring music from the rain forests of Brazil on Sunday, May 15 at 3:00 p.m. Classical guitarist Jay Steveskey will present an all Brazilian program entitled "Gritos d’ Alma" (Cries of the Soul). The concert will feature the music of Brazil’s most celebrated composer, Heitor Villa-Lobos (1887-1959) and his contemporary and close friend, Joao Pernambuco (1883-1947). Villa-Lobos has been described as "the single most significant creative figure in 20th-century Brazilian art music". And Joao Pernambuco is one of the founders of Brazilian guitar choro style. Come and enjoy this vibrant and insightful glimpse into the Brazilian soul through some of its greatest music composed for the guitar. Tickets are $10 and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500 for reservations. For a full listing of events, classes and other happenings at the Dietrich, visit our website <>.