Dietrich Theater
Upcoming Events!

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.
Holiday Workshop
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
For all ages
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Ace-Robbins Inc.
Get into the holiday spirit! A morning of cookie decorating, holiday crafts, singing and creations by the balloon lady. Great for the entire family! Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.
It's a Wonderful Life
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Tuesday, December 18 at 2:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
For all ages
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Ace-Robbins Inc.
Enjoy three free showings of this classic holiday film. Admission, popcorn and soda are free. Seating is first come, first served and is limited. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

    Oh my. This fall is seeming a little gloomy to me. Not very much sun shining out there on the northeast side of the planet. There was a pretty surprise when I got up this morning – a coating of snow on the grass and fence posts. The world looked as if it were sprinkled with powdered sugar – like a giant Christmas cookie. But then the early morning sun whisked itself to parts unknown and we were once again surrounded by gray skies. Sigh. 
     Great movies coming up – really great movies! This week (as I’m sure you know) we open the final film of the Twilight series. Although I’m not a big fan of the series, I absolutely love to see the audience come in. Truly, it warms the heart. Moms and their daughters are everywhere, and they enjoy the shared experience in such a joyous way.   I think that going to a movie with your daughter is one of the best ways ever for the generations to communicate. You share watching the movie (and the popcorn, of course) and then you get to talk about it for hours, days, forever, -- and you know, if you can get a teenager talking about one subject its sort of like giving a mouse a cookie – one thing leads to another, and pretty soon you’re having some pretty meaningful conversations. So if you have never come to see one of these movies with your kidlet, give it a try. You know, there can never be too much dialogue between a mom and her teen.
     Right before Thanksgiving we will open The Rise of the Guardians, an odd little animation about Santa that I think the kids will love! I have to say that it is odd, but it’s Dreamworks, and you know that Dreamworks knows how to make kids laugh. This particular Santa has tattoos and a heavy sort-of Russian accent, so he’s not your standard Mr. Claus, but I think the kids will get a real kick out of it, as will the adults. And you know, anytime you are out with the kids to see a holiday movie is a good time. Sometimes, when I see the families coming in with their little ones to see a movie, I can’t help but think back to when my Shannon was little and we’d go to the movies together. Wouldn’t it be so fine if we could just go back, say, for one day, and have them be little again? Just for a minute in time. To take that little hand in ours and walk down the street with them, to cuddle them close to read a bedtime story, to listen to them chatter about their day in school or ask if Santa really really has flying deer? 
     If your child grows up to be strong and healthy and happy then that’s a grand thing and you have much to be thankful for. But still, wouldn’t it be so nice? Sigh.
     Jeffrey wrote me today that The Hobbit is booked! I’m so glad, because these movie companies are so whimsical in what they are letting us have or not. We have tried and tried and tried to bring in Lincoln, but to no avail. However there is a good chance we will have it for the Christmas holiday. As well as Silver Linings Playbook which looks wonderful, simply wonderful! 
     Which brings me to a subject I haven’t talked much about lately, but used to harp on all the time. I promise you we will bring in Lincoln. I promise we will bring in Silver Linings Playbook. If you can possibly find it in your heart to do so, please wait to see it until we get it. I say this only because the movie companies are making our lives so hard for no reason other than that they dislike small town theaters. We don’t have enough screens or enough seats to interest them. They wish we would go away. But we don’t intend to go anywhere! We love this business and this town and we’re here to stay. But we need you to wait for us sometimes, because if you don’t come to the movies it plays into the corporate movie companies stereotype about small town theaters – that they are unnecessary and people will go to a multiplex if they can’t see a film in their home town. Help us prove them wrong. They are so not nice. We need to teach them some manners!
     Can you believe my next column will be about Thanksgiving and how my sister and I looked through about a zillion new recipes and then made everything Mamma did?
     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

November 9, 2012 -
November 29, 2012

November 16, 2012 -
December 6, 2012

November 2, 2012 -
November 22, 2012

Here Comes the BOOM
November 14, 2012 -
November 20, 2012

October 13, 2012 -
November 20, 2012

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

Rise of the Guardians 3D
November 21, 2012 -
December 5, 2012

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

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

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

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 14, 2012
Last weekend the Dietrich was filled with music as local performer Bill Frye entertained little ones and their families. Children brought their own instruments and jammed along with Bill and his super charged guitar. One small child even brought a drum set! A great time was had by all, and we would like to thank Bill Frye for donating his time and talent to the Dietrich Theater. If you missed Songs and Games for Tots, don’t worry - Bill Frye will be back for the Dietrich’s Holiday Workshop on Saturday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Speaking of the holidays, the Dietrich will be presenting a Gingerbread House Workshop at the Dietrich on Saturday, November 17 from 10 a.m. to noon. During this class adults and students ages 13 and up will have the opportunity to learn the tricks of creating a gingerbread house whether it be a cottage or a 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 this class.
After taking this class, you may be interested in creating a gingerbread house to enter into the Tunkhannock Business and Professional Association’s (TBPA) Gingerbread House contest that is part of Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown. Details about the contests will provided during the Gingerbread House workshop.
If you are interested in making gifts for the holidays, we will be offering a few classes this month to inspire you. On Tuesday, November 20 at 7 p.m., the Dietrich’s own Sarah Sidorek will be teaching a knitting class. In this class, students ages sixteen to adult to will learn to knit a beautifully ruffled scarf. Admission is $30, which includes all materials. Students just need to know the basic knit stitch prior to attending the class. 
If you are more interested in learning jewelry making, Esther Harmatz will be offering a class on the basics on Monday, November 26 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. In this class you will have fun learning about different types of jewelry attachments and easy wire wrapping techniques as you create a pair of earrings and bracelet. During the class you will also learn to make neat loops and coils and add bead embellishments. I took this class a year ago and the tips she taught really proved useful with a variety of jewelry making projects I have worked on. Admission is $60 and all materials will be provided. Call us at 570-996-1500 to register.
And please join us tonight, Wednesday, November 14 at 7 p.m. for a free history presentation with Dr. Sheldon Spear. His lecture will focus on a variety of historically significant events that transpired in northeastern Pennsylvania. Dr. Spear will discuss topics including frontier warfare before and during the American Revolution, anthracite-based industrialization and the growth of the labor movement. He will also show us how these and other developments fit into American history as a whole. Again, admission is free.