Dietrich Theater
Upcoming Events!
Dietrich Theater Radio Players Performance
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, May 22 at 7 p.m.
Admission: Free
The Dietrich Theater Radio Players are back by popular demand. Come out and see their live performance of favorite radio plays. Enjoy the “theater of the mind!” Tickets are available at the door while they last or can be reserved at 570-996-1500.
Tango: Movie and Lesson
At the Dietrich Theater and Father Nallin Hall in downtown Tunkhannock
Sunday, May 27. Movie starts at 1 p.m., followed by dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall
Presented by: The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango Connection
Admission: $10, includes movie and lesson
Argentine tango is known for its beauty, passion, drama and excitement. The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango Connection invite the public to see the movie Tango and try the dance. The movie Tango, which is beautifully filmed in Buenos Aires, home of the Argentine Tango, is about a movie director and the men and women whose lives revolve around tango. After the film, Jill and Gehred Wetzel will teach an introductory tango lesson at Father Nallin Hall. No experience required. Call 570-996-1500 to register.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

Okay. For all of you who have seen the ads for the absolutely divine looking Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, we will be getting it. I promise. I swear. Honest honest honest. 

But we’re a little theater and they don’t make enough prints for us so we have to wait. But I’m hoping by mid to late June it will be here, so even though you will be sorely tempted, please please please wait to see it at the Dietrich! Because it will be better here. We’re used to showing art films and there is no doubt that it’s an artier atmosphere here than at the huge cineplexes. I worry that because we won’t have it at the same time as the big guys, that you will abandon us for them. But you won’t, right? Because you know we’re getting it.  We all want to see it so badly – can’t wait. And really, it will be just the wink of an eye until it’s mid June and we have it playing. Not too long to wait, really. If you look at it in comparison to say, the Ice Age, or the Time of the Dinosaurs, it’s , like, less than the blink of an eye. In fact, you could almost start getting dressed for a night on the town right this very minute, because it will be here so fast. Um hmmm. That’s a great idea. Yup. Think I’ll go do that right now.

     So this week we’re opening Battleship starring Liam Neeson which looks to be rugged and fierce and, well, wet. It’s about a naval armada that happens across an alien fleet while on maneuvers. So they get to duke it out with all kinds of spectacular special effects. For those that like that sort of thing I think it will be a rip-roaring bit of movie carryings on. 
     Then we also have, most likely for only a week, Chimpanzee. It’s the story of a precious chimpanzee who must adjust to a new life when his mother is killed. Since baby chimps stay with their moms for a prolonged period, it is a difficult thing for the baby to be orphaned. But he is finally taken in by an adult male with a strong father instinct. It’s a charming and beautifully told tale, and I would hope it would cause humans to think twice before deciding these intelligent creatures should be used for all kinds of experiments. 
     Don’t forget Radio Players this coming Tuesday night (May 22). It’s fast, it’s fun and it’s free. What a combination!
     Okay. So some of you may be wondering how this retirement thing is going now. I’d say it’s going okay. Took awhile for me to get used to the fact that my identity had now shifted in a major way. I was no longer the director of the Dietrich. Now I was a volunteer at the Dietrich. It took a bit of time to get used to that. And then Eddie, the border collie, did actually learn to stay, but so far he hasn’t cooperated about learning any other single thing. He told me just the other day that new commands give him a headache and he’d been under the impression that if he learned to sit on command I’d lay off my Patton imitation. So, Eddie and I are at an impasse. He also suggested in a snarky way that if I was so big on teaching an “old dog new tricks” that I might want to look in the mirror and start there. And after that, he took a nap.
     I’ve been writing some, but not enough, getting my house straightened up, but not enough, and cooking a bit more faithfully. I have only been coming into the theater two days a week most of the time. Trying my best not to interfere with the two lovely young women who replaced me – they’re both so smart and talented and efficient. 
     So I write, do some housework, let Eddie pull me down the road for a walk and read more. It’s actually quite nice. I’m still inefficient with my time use, but it’s getting better. Oh yeah, and I kept the almonds and dumped the chocolate. I mean, I don’t need to be that healthy!
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

Marvel's The Avengers in 3D
May 4, 2012 -
May 24, 2012

May 18, 2012 -
June 7, 2012

Dark Shadows
May 11, 2012 -
May 31, 2012

May 18, 2012 -
May 24, 2012

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
May 22, 2012

Tango - Movie & Lesson
May 27, 2012

Living Willow Structures
June 20, 2012

The Gifts of Wali Dad
June 22, 2012 - June 23, 2012

Poe in the Park: Much of Madness
June 23, 2012

Everhart Museum Bus Trip
July 14, 2012

Celebrate Summer at the River
July 28, 2012

Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 11
August 12, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Acting Camp for Kids 1
July 16, 2012 - July 20, 2012

Acting Camp for Kids 2
July 30, 2012 - August 3, 2012

Crazy Commercials
June 25, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Dance! Dance! Dance! - ages 2 & 3
June 4, 2012 - August 7, 2012

Dance! Dance! Dance! ages 4 to 6
July 2, 2012 - August 7, 2012

Dance! Dance! Dance!, ages 7 to 9
July 2, 2012 - August 7, 2012

Digital Arts Camp
June 25, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Food & Culture Around the World
July 9, 2012 - August 6, 2012

It IS Easy Being Green
July 30, 2012 - August 3, 2012

Jammin' in a Jugband, ages 6 to 12
July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Knights, Princesses & Dragons
June 25, 2012 - June 29, 2012

Mask Making, ages 5 - 8
May 2, 2012 - May 23, 2012

Mask Making, ages 9 - 12
May 3, 2012 - May 24, 2012

Mount Olympic! Theatre & Visual Arts Camp
July 16, 2012 - July 20, 2012

Pottery & Sculpture Camp
July 9, 2012 - July 13, 2012

Quilting for Kids - Spring
April 4, 2012 - June 13, 2012

Quilting for Kids - Summer
June 20, 2012 - July 25, 2012

Trash to Treasures Camp
July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Young at Art: Mask Making for Preschoolers
May 3, 2012 - May 24, 2012

Pottery for Beginners
April 4, 2012 - September 5, 2012

Introduction to the Game of Go
June 11, 2012 - July 2, 2012

Jammin' in a Jugband, 13 and up
July 23, 2012 - July 27, 2012

Open Studio & Portfolio Prep
April 3, 2012 - August 28, 2012

Quilting for Everyone - Spring
April 4, 2012 - June 13, 2012

Quilting for Everyone - Summer
June 20, 2012 - July 25, 2012

Decorative Painting
April 11, 2012 - August 29, 2012

Easy Beads: Create in Clay!
August 13, 2012

Golden Days of Radio Players
April 3, 2012 - May 22, 2012

Introduction to Stained Glass
June 18, 2012

Kundalini Yoga
April 14, 2012 - May 26, 2012

Photography for Beginners
May 7, 2012 - June 4, 2012

Writers' Group
April 5, 2012 - August 30, 2012

Yoga for You
April 11, 2012 - September 26, 2012

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

 Live at the Dietrich for May 16, 2012
We are half way through May and before we know it summer vacation will be upon us. This summer the Dietrich has some amazing camps to offer for children. I would like to take this opportunity to preview some of the camps for you and, boy, there are many to choose from. 
Our summer camp series will be kicked off with high-tech experiences for kids in Digital Arts Camp and Crazy Commercials Camp. On June 25 through June 29 from 10 am to 12:30 p.m., instructor Rand Whipple, of Box of Light Theatre will guide students ages 9 through 14 as they create the craziest commercials. Talk about creativity, the students will not only create a commercial but they will have to come up with own crazy products to sell whether it might be a button that makes annoying siblings disappear to an ACME instant ninja. Along the way, the class will learn how to shoot edit and create the all-important sound effects for digital film.
During the same week in the afternoons from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm students ages 8 through 14 will delve into the digital arts as they explore the arts through claymation, robotics and special effects in Digital Arts Camps. Campers will also learn how to shoot, edit and score their own short films. Admission to each camp is $60 and not experience is required. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register or for more information. 
We will also be starting up our theatre and visual arts camps on June 25 through June 29 from 10 am to noon with the ever-popular Knights, Princesses and Dragons camp. During this camp, students ages 5 to 12 will go on an awesome adventure as they learn all about medieval times and the creatures in them. They will use that knowledge to create a play, costumes, props, and works of art related to that time period. 
The next theatre and visual arts camp, Mount Olympic!, will be offered the week of July 16 through 20 from 10 am to noon. This camp will teach students all about the Olympics and its origins in ancient Greece as well as about the amazing country where they are being held this summer – England! Campers will become Olympic heroes or super-talented gymnasts while making up a fabulous play! Students will also create their own medals and trophies, laurel wreaths, togas, torches and flags to celebrate this wonderful worldwide tradition. 
The final theatre and visual arts camp of the summer will be about the environment during the week of July 30 to August 3 from 10 am to noon and is called It IS Easy Being Green. Students will learn to reuse and recycle commonplace items as well as all that we can do to make our planet clean. Students will make arts projects out of salvaged goods and recycled items and develop a play that is all about saving the earth!
Artist-in-residence Amy Colley and Michaela Moore of All About Theatre teach these three camps and admission to each camp is $60. For more information or to register for these camps, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500. 
Plus the Dietrich will host Jammin’ in a Jugband Camp, Pottery and Sculpture Camp, Acting Camps for Kids, Trash to Treasures Camp and so much more. Visit our website for our full summer listing of camps and classes.