Dietrich Theater
Upcoming Events!

Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m.
Presented by: Jeff Mitchell
Admission: Free
This presentation will showcase Pennsylvania’s beautiful parks and natural areas, including hiking trails and waterways, with a focus on locations in northeastern Pennsylvania. During this presentation, audience members will explore hidden waterfalls, expansive vistas and isolated wild areas known only to a few people. Several new pictures will be added from last year’s presentation. Mitchell’s book Hiking the Endless Mountains will be offered for sale at the presentation. Jeff Mitchell is the District Attorney of Wyoming County and the author of the following books: Hiking the Endless Mountains, Backpacking Pennsylvania, Hiking the Allegheny National Forest and Paddling Pennsylvania. He is a board member of the Countryside Conservancy and the Keystone Trail Association. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.
Wyoming County Reads - Ragtime
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: The Wyoming County Commissioners Office, Tom Henry, Judy Mead and Ron Williams
The Tunkhannock Public Library and the Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater would like to invite you to read the classic novel Ragtime by E.L. Doctorow. You are welcome to borrow a copy of the book at the Tunkhannock Public Library while they last. Join us for book discussions, special events and the acclaimed movie. Book discussions will be facilitated by Bill Chapla at the Tunkhannock Public Library. Admission to all discussions, events and the movie are free.
Book Discussion Dates and Topics:
-Literary Analysis: Plot, Setting, Characterization, Imagery, Symbolism, Tone (of the novel):
Wednesday, February 6 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library.
-The Inevitability of and the Human Response to Change
Wednesday, February 13 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library
-Finding Peace in Chaos: Can Culture and Value Survive in a Technological World
Wednesday, February 20 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library
-Escaping Our Prisons: Why Ragtime is Significant Today
Wednesday, February 27 at 7 p.m. at the Tunkhannock Public Library
Special Events:
"Relive Ragtime" on 4th Friday - February 22 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kitson & Company Gallery
Patrick Robinson will feature ragtime music on albums featuring 36 songs from Ragtime Razzmatazz albums, recorded and played by Mark P. Wetch. The gallery will feature ragtime sheet music for sale and other collectibles from the ragtime era. Kitson & Company is located across the street from the Dietrich at 34 E. Tioga Street. Please stop by and enjoy. Admission is free.
"Ragtime" the Movie:
See this acclaimed movie from 1981 starring Elizabeth McGovern and James Cagney on the big screen at the Dietrich. Admission: Free.
For more information, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.
February - The Month for Dance Films & Dance Lessons
At the Dietrich Theater and Father Nallin Hall in downtown Tunkhannock
Sundays, February 10, 17, 24 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Admission: $10 per movie and lesson
Sponsored by: NEPA Tango in the Tent
The Dietrich Theater and NEPA Tango in the Tent invite the public to experience dance through movies and lessons during the month of February. Featured films include: The Tango Lesson on February 10, Singin’ in the Rain on February 17, and Shall We Dance on February 24.
After each movie showing at the Dietrich, there will be a dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall taught by local dance instructors. No experience is required. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details or reservations.
Wednesday, March 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Dietrich Theater

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

What a perfect rainy winters’ day to look through the newly arrived seed catalogues. Aren’t they the best fun? I love it when they appear in the mail, photographs of lush berries and bright green beans and golden corn standing straight and tall in the summer sun. Even on a dismal day in bleak midwinter you can open them up and feel the warm breezes of summer drift by.

     I love to pick which seeds, which small plants, which bushes I will send for. My garden will be ablaze with color and nutrients and the songbirds will flutter about and the butterflies will stop on their journey to butterfly land and it will be a small, peaceable kingdom, a heaven on earth.
     Sort of. In my mind. Actually, the catalogues are the height of my gardening fever. I am never more enthusiastic about gardening then when I first open the Burpee catalogue. And I usually manage to maintain some enthusiasm when the plants arrive. And I still have some positive feelings toward the little dearies when they have to be put in their forever home in the good earth.
     And when the first radish pokes its’ adorable little head above ground I am filled with pride and a Frankensteinian sense of being lord of the universe. And then when all the other little seedlings burst forth I feel quite accomplished. 
     And then they need to be weeded. Tedious, but the right thing to do. The weeds will kill the little darlings if I don’t act quickly. Oh, yes, and they need to be watered. Lots and lots of water. Perfectly acceptable except that the air is hot now, and there are flying creatures buzzing about waiting to have lunch on a human smorgasbord. And it’s so tedious. I mean, why should I have to weed these silly things? Can’t they take care of themselves by now? I mean, what am I? Their keeper?
     This is no longer the dream scenario I pictured in January. I’m sick of it. I decide they’re on their own. Every man for himself. I’ll go to Carlin’s Four Seasons Organic Market and buy all the fine veggies I can eat. Mmmmm. So good! So healthy. So done with gardening for another year. But in January, those catalogues are such a burst of spring fever. I’m at the height of my planting enthusiasm right now. I love gardening. I really do. In January.
     Okay – we have this wonderful program on Saturday – Jeff Mitchell is coming back for a standing-room-only (so come early) presentation about Pennsylvania’s beautiful hiking trails and waterways. Jeff is a font of information and fabulous to listen to. He’ll have his book, Hiking the Endless Mountains” with him for sale, and it’s a gem. He’s a grand lecturer, so you won’t want to miss this. And it won’t cost you a dime!!!
     Finally, folks, special membership reminders are in the mail now. We are asking our members to help sponsor the festival. For a  $75.00 membership you will be recognized in our film festival brochure and the on screen sponsor slide. In addition you will receive two tickets to be used at anytime, except gala night. You can pick up a festival membership form at the Dietrich or, if you are renewing your festival sponsorship, it should arrive in the mail. If you would see that the membership is at the Dietrich by February 19th we would be very grateful! Remember, we are a non-profit and an arts center and we need your help – always. We offer so many programs to children and adults at no cost, your membership dollars are very dear to us!
     This week we have the teen-age film “Warm Bodies” which looks a hoot, and Django Unchained, Quentin Tarentino’s story about a slave with a powerful need to rescue his wife. It’s uber violent, R rated, bloody and, as all Tarentino films are, full of black humor. Not for everyone, but I can’t wait!

     See you at the Dietrich.

Now Showing
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February 7, 2013

February 1, 2013 -
February 14, 2013

January 18, 2013 -
February 7, 2013

January 11, 2013 -
February 7, 2013

Coming Soon
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Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of PA
February 2, 2013

Wyoming County Reads - Ragtime
March 6, 2013 - March 6, 2013

February - Dance Films & Lessons
February 10, 2013 - February 24, 2013

Open Mic Night - February 22
February 22, 2013

Under the Big Top
February 23, 2013

Dietrich Theater Auditions
March 2, 2013 - March 3, 2013

The Power of Story
March 10, 2013

Open Mic Night - March 22
March 22, 2013

Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern PA
March 23, 2013

Spring 2013 Film Festival
April 5, 2013

Philadelphia Bus Trip to the Barnes
April 11, 2013

Tom Knight Puppet Show
April 17, 2013

Auntie Mame - Live Theatre!
April 24, 2013 - April 28, 2013

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

After School Theatre Arts
February 23, 2013

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 5- 8
February 8, 2013 - March 1, 2013

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 9 -12
February 6, 2013 - February 27, 2013

Creative Characters From Paper to Puppets
April 9, 2013 - May 7, 2013

Little People & Nature - Tuesdays
March 5, 2013 - March 26, 2013

Little People & Nature - Wednesdays
March 6, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Mixed Media ages 5 - 8 - January 2013
January 11, 2013 - February 1, 2013

Mixed Media, ages 5 - 8 - March 2013
March 8, 2013 - March 29, 2013

Mixed Media, ages 9-12 - March 2013
March 6, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Movement & Storytelling for Preschoolers
February 6, 2013 - April 24, 2013

Preschool Mixed Media
March 7, 2013

Preschool Pottery & Sculpture
February 7, 2013 - February 28, 2013

Quilting for Kids
January 9, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Writing Your Hat Off: Creative Writing for Kids
March 5, 2013 - March 26, 2013

Quilting for Everyone
January 9, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Decorative Painting
January 16, 2013 - March 27, 2013

Design a Painted Silk Scarf
March 18, 2013

Eating for Health
February 21, 2013 - March 14, 2013

Fused Glass Artistry
February 25, 2013 - March 4, 2013

Intro to Resin Molded Jewelry
March 11, 2013

Introduction to Felting
February 7, 2013 - February 21, 2013

Jewelry Making: Beaded Necklace & Bracelet
March 5, 2013

Kundalini Yoga
January 19, 2013 - May 18, 2013

Little Leather Luxuries
February 11, 2013

Locker Hooking for Beginners
February 7, 2013

February 5, 2013 - February 26, 2013

Open Studio for Drawing, Painting & Sculpture
January 8, 2013 - March 26, 2013

Recycled Glass Artwork
January 7, 2013 - March 25, 2013

Simply Yoga
January 2, 2013 - March 20, 2013

Writers' Group
December 13, 2012 - March 28, 2013

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

 Live at the Dietrich for Jan. 30, 2013

Recently master storyteller Fiona Powell took us on an adventure with Stories From Around the World at the Dietrich Theater. Through folktales, 43 audience members explored the cultures and countries of Romania, Africa, China and Russia. It was thrilling to see both young and more mature audience members fully engaged in this ancient tradition. After the presentation, students from Commonwealth Connections Academy stayed to ask Fiona questions about being a storyteller. We would like to thank Toni Hockman for sponsoring this free event and look forward to hosting Fiona again in the future.
This weekend hiking author and Wyoming County District Attorney Jeff Mitchell will be at the Dietrich for a presentation on Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania. Join us on Saturday, February 2 at 11 a.m. as we experience breathtaking views of our region through this photo presentation. Jeff will showcase Pennsylvania’s beautiful parks and natural areas, waterfalls, expansive vistas and isolated areas known to only a few people. This presentation is a great guide for those who want to get out there to explore the beauty of Pennsylvania on their own. And even if you are unable to get out there and do some hiking, this presentation will allow you to witness the beauty of our area in the comfort of the theater. Mitchell’s book Hiking Through the Endless Mountains will be offered for sale at the presentation. He has also written Backpacking Pennsylvania, Hiking the Allegheny National Forest and Paddling Pennsylvania. Admission is free and all are invited to attend. Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500 or at the door while they last.
In addition to nature, you can also experience dance during the month of February at the Dietrich. On Sundays, February 10, 17 and 24 at 1:00 p.m., the Dietrich and NEPA Tango in the Tent encourage you to join us for dance movies and lessons. We will feature the films The Tango Lesson on Sunday, February 10, Singin’ in the Rain on February 17 and Shall We Dance on February 24. After each film, there will be a dance lesson at Father Nallin Hall (across the street from the theater) taught by local dance instructors. Admission is just $10 per movie and lesson and no experience is required. You can come as pairs or singles. Last year the Dietrich hosted a similar program where we saw a tango movie and then took a lesson, and I loved it. For more information or for tickets to one or all of the movies and lessons, please call us at 570-996-1500. 
Speaking of movement, the Dietrich will be hosting a Nia class in February on Tuesdays from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Instructor Laura Ancherani will introduce us to Nia, which is a combination of yoga, martial arts and dance for health, wellness and fitness. Nia classes offer a unique combination of 52 movies that corresponds with the main areas of the bodies. Beginners and highly fit athletes alike can adapt to Nia by choosing from one of three intensity levels. Admission is $40 for the four class series.
The Dietrich will also be presenting a movement and storytelling class series for preschoolers next month. Little ones are invited to join instructor Michaela Moore on Wednesdays, February 6 through 27 from 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. for these classes that will focus on movement, storytelling, theatre games, interpreting music, character creation and more! All of these activities will culminate in a casual presentation of a story created by the class. Admission is free! Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to sign up.