Dietrich Theater Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday and Saturday, December 2 & 3 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
Enjoy this favorite Jim Henson Christmas movie at the Dietrich.  Emmet 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. Presented in-part by the Jim Henson Legacy Foundation.
Call 570-996-1500 for details.

Holiday Workshop
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, December 3 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For all ages
Admission: Free
Sponsored by Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
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.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

So. Here it is. The holiday season. It’s upon us. Wow. How did
this happen so fast? I know, I know. We’ve been building up to this for
weeks, but really, all of a sudden I realized that this is the last column I
’ll write before Thanksgiving. Somehow, it always seems to sneak up on us
like a cat leaping out of the fog or a summer storm blown in by the west
wind. And the thing is, I love the holidays – especially Thanksgiving,
because it’s all about the food and the family, but this year it came so
fast that Jennie and I didn’t even have time to look at all the wonderful
recipes we’re not going to make. How sad is that?
Okay, I can’t start talking about the holidays without mentioning that
this week the movies kick off the holiday season! And they’re pretty good
family films, too. Okay, this Friday we open Breaking Dawn (part of the
Twilight series) for the teens and their Moms, and for everyone with a
pulse, Happy Feet Two! And really, neither film needs me to fill you in on
what they’re about. Suffice it to say that the teens will love, absolutely
faintingly love, Breaking Dawn and that the kidlets will squeal with delight
at the antics of the wee penguins.
Then next Wednesday, the day before Thanksgiving, we will open the new
Muppets movie and a darling little Christmas film called Arthur Christmas
which looks to be totally delightful! It’s the story of high-tech Santa,
about to retire and leave the family "business" to his oldest son. But when
a gift to one little child isn’t delivered, the oldest son shrugs it off,
but the younger son, who loves, loves, loves Christmas, makes it a point to
go himself to deliver the gift to the young one. This is an animated,
joyous, sweet film about Christmas that should appeal to the entire family!
So, to repeat, for Thanksgiving we will have Happy Feet Two, The
Muppets (won’t it be so good to see them again?), Arthur Christmas and
Breaking Dawn. That pretty much covers all the bases.
And, of course, as we can, we’ll bring in the adult films like J. Edgar
and Iron Lady as soon as we can get them. But rest assured, we will bring
them in, so please, please, please don’t go to the city to see them - -
because we miss you when you’re gone! (Remember, we have the best popcorn –
we really, really do!!!!)
So, back to Thanksgiving. This year is particularly exciting in my
family because my darling nephew, Mike, and the love of his life, Ashley,
have brought Abigail Brooke into the world and she is so precious and so
beautiful and such a novelty in our family (she is the first baby since Mike
was born 27 years ago) that although she is only a few weeks old and will
have no idea about Thanksgiving dinner, we are incredibly grateful to have
this dear little person be with us at this sacred time of year. She is,
after all, what the holidays are about, isn’t she? She is the one who, as
she grows older, will hear about our childhoods, about our parents and
grandparents and then, when she is grown and we are gone, she will tell her
own children about her dear grandmother and her little bit dotty great aunt
who told stories and fixed the same Thanksgiving dinner each year just as
their parents and grandparents had and she will smile when she talks about
us, and we will be part of the memory thread that makes families eternal.
But for now, as the turkey is roasting in the oven and the potatoes bubble
on the stove and the cranberries pop in the pan on their way to becoming
sauce, she will be held and cooed to and sung to and kissed and pictures
will be taken although they needn’t be, because this is her first
Thanksgiving and although she will not remember it, we will never forget.
Happy, happy Thanksgiving, dear readers, and God bless you one and all.
See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

BREAKING DAWN: Twilight Saga
November 18, 2011 -
November 24, 2011

November 18, 2011 -
November 22, 2011

Puss in Boots
November 18, 2011 -
November 22, 2011

November 18, 2011 -
November 24, 2011

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

Arthur Christmas
November 23, 2011 -
November 24, 2011

The Muppets
November 23, 2011 -
November 24, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
December 2, 2011 - December 3, 2011

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 7, 2011

It's a Wonderful Life
December 13, 2011 - December 13, 2011

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Drawing from Life, ages 9 to 12
October 27, 2011 - December 8, 2011

Holiday Camp, ages 6 to 12
December 27, 2011 - December 29, 2011

Quilting for Kids, ages 6 and up
September 14, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Trash to Treasures
November 11, 2011 - December 9, 2011

Trash to Treasures Together, ages 3 & 4
November 11, 2011 - December 9, 2011

Young at Art - Trash to Treasures for Preschoolers
November 10, 2011 - December 8, 2011

Intergenerational Quilting
September 14, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Open Studio/ Portfolio Prep
September 13, 2011 - November 29, 2011

Decorative Painting
August 31, 2011 - December 14, 2011

Golden Days of Radio Players
October 4, 2011 - December 6, 2011

Jewelry Making Basics
December 5, 2011

Mosaic Design
October 26, 2011 - December 7, 2011

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already upon us. This year we
have so much to be thankful for- from family to friends to an amazing
community that can rise above anything! From all of us at the Dietrich, we
would like to say thank you for your support over the past couple of
months. You are tremendous!
We hope you and yours will have time to relax and join us during the
Thanksgiving holiday for some Hollywood fair and delicious popcorn. We
have a great selection for you including The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn –
Part 1, Happy Feet Two, Arthur Christmas, and The Muppet’s.
Last Thursday night it was great to see the theater completely filled for
the midnight opening of Breaking Dawn-Part 1, our first sell-out since the
flood. So many mothers and daughters attended the film together. It was
wonderful to see their mutual excitement about a movie. And it looks like
some of our other movies for the holiday can cross generations. I am
really looking forward to catching The Muppets. I have great memories of
The Muppet Show and can’t wait to see a new generation enjoy them. My
favorite characters from the show were Statler and Waldorf. You know,
those grouchy old gents who heckled everyone from their balcony seats. I
imagine a lot of parents and children will come out of the movie comparing
their favorite Muppet characters. 
In addition to fun films, the Dietrich will be offering a variety of
holiday events for all ages over the next month. We will kickoff these
offerings during Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown. Join us for free
showings of Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas on Friday and Saturday,
December 2 and 3 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Created by Jim Henson, this
favorite Christmas movie is about a poor otter family who risks everything
for a chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas. This
movie is presented in-part by the Jim Henson Legacy Foundation and
sponsored by Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation. Admission is free.
We will also be hosting a Homemade Cookie Walk to Benefit the Dietrich
Theater during Christmas in Our Hometown. For $5 you will be able to fill
a container of various Christmas cookies that you select. Not only will
you walk away with a delicious treat, but you will be supporting the
Dietrich and its mission of providing the arts for children and adults in
our region. You can’t beat that, right?
On the second day of Christmas in Our Hometown, Saturday, December 3, all
ages will be invited to come out for our annual Holiday Workshop from 11:00
a.m. to 12:30 p.m. During the workshop you will have the opportunity to
decorate cookies, make an ornament, sing along with Bill Frye and receive a
creation from the balloon lady, Silly Sally. This workshop is simply
joyous and will get you into the holiday spirit. Admission is free thanks
to Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation. 
In addition to this weekend of activities, the Dietrich will also present a
live radio performance by the Dietrich Radio Players, live children’s
theatre, a yoga class to benefit the Dietrich and two free showings of It’s
a Wonderful Life in December. For more information about any of these
offerings, visit our website or call 570-996-1500.