Dietrich Theater
Upcoming Events!

Northeastern Pennsylvania in America History
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Wednesday, November 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by: Dr. Sheldon Spear
Admission: Free
During this lecture, Dr. Sheldon Spear will discuss a variety of historically significant events that occurred in northeastern Pennsylvania throughout history including the frontier warfare before and during the American Revolution, anthracite-based industrialization and the growth of the labor movement. He will relate how these and other developments fit into American History as a whole. Call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500 for more details.
Dietrich Radio Players Performance
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, December 4 at 7:00 p.m.
Presented by: the Dietrich Theater Radio Players
Admission: Free
Go back to those golden days of radio during this live performance of radio plays presented by the Dietrich Theater Radio Players. During the show, you will experience the "theatre of the mind" including live sound effects and music. All are welcome to attend. A casual reception will follow the show. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details or reservations.
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, December 7 and Saturday December 8 at 5:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
For all ages
Admission: Free
Presented in part by: The Jim Henson Legacy Foundation
Sponsored by: Ace-Robbins Inc.
Gather up your family and friends and go to the Dietrich Theater to enjoy this favorite Jim Henson Christmas movie about a poor otter family that risks everything for the chance to win the cash prize of a talent contest for Christmas. Tickets are first come, first served. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

     So. I am writing this on a deeply lovely Tuesday morning, a day so perfectly autumnal that you have to smile when you just look out the window! Aren’t we lucky ducks, we Pennsylvanians, to live in a part of the country that has four beautiful seasons, is pretty protected from most weather catastrophes, (okay, there is that pesky river thing) and our surroundings are simply breathtaking. I mean, how can you look at the beauty that surrounds us and not believe in God? And an artistic God at that! I often think that people, in their headlong effort to tell others what’s right and wrong and quoting the good Lord as the ultimate authority on said subject, forget to look at the world we live in.
     My backyard birch tree still has some golden leaves clinging to its’ elegant white trunk. The sun is sparkling off the pond and the cattails are swaying in the breeze. The pale blue sky is sharing its space with some puffy clouds, and the fields still have vivid green stripes interspersed with gold. So, just in this little piece of the world that I can see from my dining room window, there is a riot of color going on out there.
     Which says, if you think about it, that the Creator of this earth isn’t that stern-faced bearded moralist who plays gotcha whenever a human being acts, well…human, but is rather the Creator of the stars and the moon and the planets and all the things that twinkle in the night sky and the things that are green and scarlet and gold and delicate on this earth. The Creator left us humans to paint what we see, or write about it, or photograph it, or sing songs to it, but we can’t create it. We can only admire it. And cherish it. And take care of it.
     And be grateful for it. For those who spend their lives believing that the next life will be a better one, I say to you – look at the world you’ve been given. I mean, really, really look! Watch the butterfly, on a warm day in summer, nestle into a flower and rest its’ gossamer wings for a moment or two. Watch the snow swirl around a meadow like a scene from a Russian novel. Watch the forests turn brilliant colors in the fall and gentle colors in the spring. Look at the world you’ve been given, purely as gift, and be dazzled by it. And grateful for it. 
     I have no idea why it seemed important to say that today, except that sometimes the beauty of this earth overwhelms and stuns and fills us with incredible joy. And then we just have to share!
     Okay, on to more basic subjects – after all, this is supposed to be about the Dietrich. James Bond! The best ever! Honestly! That’s what the reviews are saying – that this Bond is the best ever! Perfect Bond, perfect movie! You have to come see it. (You don’t want me to get the law after you, do you? Let’s do this on a voluntary basis. You come to the movie on your own and we won’t have to drag you here in handcuffs. Heh heh.)
     And for the kids (and the adults who brung ‘em) we have Wreck-It Ralph which is totally charming and is getting a 100% super great evaluation from our audiences. The kids will love it and so will you!
     And then we have two second-run but fun features for you – a sci-fi wonder which got great great great reviews, and Here Comes the Boom, a Kevin James vehicle, about a high school teacher who decides to become a martial arts master to raise money for the school so they don’t cut the arts programming. You know, James is a fun actor and this is a good family film. So we have lots for you this weekend. Best of the best. As always. Best little movie theater east of the universe!
     See you at the Dietrich.
     P.S. - -Oh yeah, don’t forget Argo- - I’ve seen it twice and am going to see it again! Best pix ever!!!! Come see it! Really. You’ll love it!

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

November 9, 2012 -
November 29, 2012

November 2, 2012 -
November 22, 2012

October 13, 2012 -
November 15, 2012

Here Comes the BOOM
November 9, 2012 -
November 14, 2012

November 9, 2012 -
November 14, 2012

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

November 16, 2012 -
November 22, 2012

Twilight Saga MARATHON
November 15, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Northeastern Pennsylvania in American History
November 14, 2012

Dietrich Radio Players Performance
December 4, 2012

Emmet Otter's Jugband Christmas
December 7, 2012 - December 8, 2012

Holiday Workshop
December 8, 2012

It's a Wonderful Life
December 18, 2012 - December 18, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Holiday Camp
December 27, 2012 - December 28, 2012

Mask Making, ages 5 - 8
November 9, 2012 - December 7, 2012

Mask Making, ages 9 to 12
November 8, 2012 - December 6, 2012

Movement & Storytelling for Preschoolers
September 26, 2012 - November 28, 2012

Preschool Mask Making
November 8, 2012 - December 6, 2012

Quilting for Kids
September 12, 2012 - December 12, 2012

Holiday Candy Crafts
November 10, 2012

Quilting for Everyone
August 24, 2012 - December 12, 2012

Decorative Painting
August 21, 2012 - November 28, 2012

Gingerbread House Workshop
November 17, 2012

Golden Days of Radio Players
October 2, 2012 - December 4, 2012

Introduction to Sculpture
September 11, 2012 - November 27, 2012

Jewelry Making: Expressions in Fused Glass
October 29, 2012 - November 12, 2012

Jewelry Making: Kumihimo Beading
October 18, 2012 - November 15, 2012

Knit a Ruffled Scarf
November 20, 2012

Kundalini Yoga
September 8, 2012 - December 1, 2012

Painting From Life
September 10, 2012 - November 26, 2012

Tips and Tricks for Making Jewelry
November 26, 2012

Writers' Group
July 26, 2012 - December 13, 2012

Yoga for You
September 5, 2012 - November 28, 2012

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

 Live at the Dietrich for November 7, 2012

Are you a history buff? I know a lot of folks in our area are and they especially enjoy local history. Therefore we have asked Dr. Sheldon Spear, local historian and author to come back to the Dietrich for a history presentation on Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. This time his focus will be on how northeastern Pennsylvania history fits into American history as a whole. He will explore events and developments that are significant to our nation including frontier warfare in our region before and during the American Revolution, anthracite industrialization and the labor movement. Admission to the presentation is free. We hope to see you there.
We also hope you can attend a couple of holiday-oriented classes that are on the horizon. In collaboration with the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association, the Dietrich will be presenting a Holiday Candy Crafts workshop for children ages six to twelve years old. This class is free of charge and will be held on Saturday, November 10 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Our morning session of this class has already filled up so make your reservations today. During this class, craft and candy expert Eileen Barziloski will show you how to make edible holiday decorations with your favorite candies. Kids will be able to make one of the following: a hidden treasure Christmas tree, a candy sleigh, a candy skier or a candy toy train. Sounds like fun! Right? All materials will be provided just bring your creativity. 
Then on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to noon, adults and students ages 13 and up will have the opportunity to learn the ins and outs of creating a gingerbread house. From cottage to mansion, local baker Gina Sherwood will teach the basic techniques of construction and decorating a gingerbread house. Admission is free and you will leave ready to create your own family fun! Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register for either of these classes. Space is limited. 
During Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown, the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association (TBPA) will be hosting a Holiday Candy Crafts contest and a Gingerbread House contest. More details about the contests will be available during these classes and will be announced by TBPA in November.
Another class that the Dietrich is offering in November is Tips and Tricks for Making Jewelry. On Monday, November 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., instructor Esther Harmatz will teach students about different types of jewelry attachments and easy wire wrapping techniques as they create a pair of earrings and bracelet. During the class participants will also learn how to make neat loops and coils, add bead embellishments and use a peg template. I took this class a year or so ago and learned so much. It’s a great basic course for anyone who is interested in making his or her own jewelry. Admission is $60 and all materials will be provided. Call us at 570-996-1500 to register.