Dietrich Theater
Upcoming Events & Activities

An Evening With Flynn & Co. – Concert
Monday, December 30 at 6:00 p.m.
Featuring: Sean Flynn
Admission: free
Enjoy the music of soul-baring singer/songwriter Sean Flynn at the Dietrich Theater. Besides playing solo, Sean will perform duets with a couple of friends who are local musicians from Tunkhannock. 
Seating for an Evening With Flynn & Co will be first come, first served.
For information, please call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.
Holiday Camp
Friday, December 27 and Monday, December 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
For ages 5 to 12
Instructors: Amy and Steve Colley
Admission: $25
Come to the Dietrich and experience the arts during your holiday break! You will have the opportunity to throw pots on a potter’s wheel, create sculptures and explore drawing and painting. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 to register.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

     So.  We have the totally best Christmas programming ever for you this year!  I wish I could tell you that Hollywood had done a really superb family film for the holidays, but, as you probably know, I can’t.  Because they didn’t.  We do have some fun films for you, though.  We have Grudge Match, with DeNiro and Stallone and that looks honestly funny, but not something wee ones would care to see.  We have The Hobbit, again, a great film but not one for small children.  Anchorman 2, which I can’t wait to see, is always welcome in my house, but not if the kids are still awake.  And finally, Saving Mr. Banks, which Disney finally agreed to let us show, (thank you, Jeffrey, a thousand times!) looks to be a wonderful film, but once again, not one the  tiniest tots would understand.
     So we put our collective Dietrich heads together and decided that we would offer some morning movies, at a nominal price, that entire families might enjoy.  You know, the kind you really can bring kids to.  So, on the days between Christmas and the New Year, we are showing Miracle on 3th Street, Elf and Annie.  They are morning shows priced much less expensively than our regular movies and, yes, they are all in DVD, but you know that’s not the same as seeing them in the theater.  Plus, every morning during that week we will be showing A Christmas Candle, for those who didn’t get to see it for a variety of reasons but would still like to.  We so hope that between the first-run releases we will be showing and the extra films we have brought in, that we will have given you every possible choice to come to the movies with your families and have a pop-corny good time!
     Still in Minneapolis, having such a wonderful time!  Shannon and I haven’t stopped chattering away since I arrived!  It’s quite a beautiful set of cities (she actually lives in St. Paul), very  ethnically mixed which gives it color and style.  I think if I were going to comment on the most outstanding thing about the Twin Cities, however, it would be the weather.  It is totally interesting!  It is the coldest place I have ever been in, and by cold I do mean cold!
     Even an inch or two of snow here can create problems, because it simply doesn’t melt.  Snow upon snow upon snow, as the old carol goes.  When the average temperature hovers around zero the outdoors becomes both threatening and exquisite.  They have snowflakes that are completely different – they appear to be tiny stars falling from the heavens. (Their actual name is Fernlike Stellar Dendrite – how’s that for  cool????)
     Yesterday we left the city to get a Christmas tree.  Shannon had never been to the tree farm and we had no idea what to expect.  So we drove under moonlit skies, snowy fields lined with great towering pines gliding by as we traveled on.   The roads were slick from newly fallen snow, (point of interest: rock salt doesn’t work unless the temperature is above fifteen degrees, and the temp. here had been hovering in the low teens and single digits for a couple of days).  And then, in this Currier and Ives scene of fields and trees and snow, the tree farm appeared.  Part of The Nature Conservancy, the trees  gave mute  testimony to the constancy of nature and the beauty of the season.  Small white lights lit the young evergreens as warm cider bubbled on the stove.  “Merry Christmas!” the owner said as he came out smiling and welcoming us to his small piece of  perfection. “Nice and cold,” he said, “very Christmassy.”
     A woman came out of the shop and saw us smiling at the landscape surrounding us.  “Some,” she said seriously, “have face-painting and clowns and such.  We don’t do any of that.  We just do the trees.  It’s enough.”
     Bless you all, dear friends, and may you have the loveliest Christmas ever!  And may you be surrounded by family and friends, by love and laughter and the joy of just being alive in God’s beautiful world!  And may this years’ tree be the best ever! For, as the lady said, “it’s enough.”
     See you at the Dietrich. 

Now Showing
or (570)836-1022 for times

December 20, 2013 -
January 9, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug
December 13, 2013 -
January 2, 2014

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
December 18, 2013 -
January 9, 2014

November 27, 2013 -
December 24, 2013

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

December 26, 2013 -
December 31, 2013

Grudge Match
December 25, 2013 -
January 2, 2014

The Christmas Candle
December 6, 2013 -
December 31, 2013

or (570)996-1500 to reserve

Kennedy in Berlin Exhibit
November 19, 2013 - December 31, 2013

An Evening With Flynn & Co. in Concert
December 30, 2013

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: The Searchers
January 8, 2014 - January 8, 2014

Open Mic Night – Featuring Wolf Critton
January 24, 2014

Hiking Through the Natural Beauty of Pennsylvania
February 1, 2014

Wyoming County Reads
February 5, 2014 - March 12, 2014

Leonard Bernstein Concert at WVIA
February 9, 2014

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: Casablanca
February 12, 2014 - February 12, 2014

Open Mic Night – Featuring Brian Fanelli
February 28, 2014

One Night in Paris
March 1, 2014

Reptiles & Amphibians of Northeastern Pennsylvania
March 8, 2014

Writing a Novel – A Personal Journey
March 9, 2014

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: Double Indemnity
March 12, 2014 - March 12, 2014

Women's Forum - Violence Against Women
March 16, 2014

Open Mic Night - Featuring Terry Wayne Goodholm
March 21, 2014

Tom Knight Puppet Show
April 24, 2014

Open Mic Night - Featuring the Keystone Poets
April 25, 2014

Family Storytime
April 26, 2014

or (570)996-1500 to enroll

Holiday Camp
December 27, 2013 - December 30, 2013

Decorative Painting
December 18, 2013 - March 26, 2014

After School Theatre Arts
March 1, 2014

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 5 to 8
January 8, 2014 - February 5, 2014

All About Pottery & Sculpture, ages 9 to 12
January 7, 2014 - February 4, 2014

Art Explorers for Ages 5 to 8
March 14, 2014 - April 4, 2014

Art Explorers for Ages 9 to 12
March 13, 2014 - April 3, 2014

Jazz It Up: Creative Artwork Inspired by the 1940s
April 1, 2014 - April 29, 2014

Little People & Nature - Tuesdays
March 4, 2014 - March 25, 2014

Little People & Nature - Wednesdays
March 5, 2014 - March 26, 2014

Preschool Art Explorers
March 13, 2014 - April 3, 2014

Preschool Pottery & Sculpture
January 7, 2014 - February 4, 2014

Preschool Trash to Treasures
February 13, 2014 - March 6, 2014

Quilting for Kids
January 15, 2014 - March 26, 2014

Songs & Games for Tots
April 2, 2014 - April 30, 2014

Trash to Treasures for Ages 5 to 8
February 14, 2014 - March 7, 2014

Trash to Treasures for Ages 9 to 12
February 13, 2014 - March 6, 2014

Open Studio & Portfolio Prep, age 13 & up
January 7, 2014 - April 1, 2014

Quilting for Everyone: Stairway to Heaven
January 15, 2014 - March 26, 2014

Basic Jewelry: Introduction to Silver Clay Art
March 17, 2014

Design a Painted Silk Scarf
February 4, 2014

Easy Beads: Create in Clay!
February 17, 2014

Heart Healthy Nutrition
February 6, 2014 - February 27, 2014

Knit a Cabled Scarf
March 6, 2014 - March 27, 2014

Kundalini Yoga
January 20, 2014 - March 31, 2014

Little Leather Luxuries
January 20, 2014

January 7, 2014 - March 25, 2014

Pottery & Recycled Glass Creations
January 6, 2014 - March 31, 2014

Simply Yoga
January 8, 2014 - March 26, 2014

Writers' Group
January 2, 2014 - April 24, 2014

Live at The Dietrich

Erica Rogler

There is just something about the smell of freshly baked cookies. During our recent cookie walk, that sweet, comforting aroma of baked goods filled the air at the theater. We were overjoyed by the abundance of baked goods we received. Donations of cookies came in from local businesses, schools, restaurants, organizations and so many amazing folks who helped make the Dietrich’s annual cookie walk a success. We are also grateful for our volunteers who organized and worked at the cookie walk and for everyone who bought a delicious container of cookies to help support cultural programming at the Dietrich. Thank you.
We would also like to extend our appreciation to Ace-Robbins for sponsoring our major holiday events at the Dietrich this year including free showings of Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, our Holiday Workshop and our free showings of It’s a Wonderful Life. What a wonderful gift to the community!
Another free event that will be taking place at the Dietrich during the holidays is An Evening With Flynn & Co. Join us for this live concert on Monday, December 30 at 6:00 p.m. as singer/songwriter Sean Flynn performs with an intense, soul-baring flair. Sean is a Tunkhannock native that currently resides in Boulder, Colorado, and is excited to have the opportunity to sing and play in his hometown. Besides playing solo, he will be performing duets with a couple of friends who are local musicians right here in Tunkhannock. Seating for An Evening With Flynn & Co. will be first come, first served. We hope to see you there. 
I would also like to remind you that a gift certificate to our upcoming Holiday Camp would be a great present for any young, budding artist on your list. During this camp students will work with a variety of mediums as they explore drawing, painting, pottery and sculpture. Camp will be held over the holiday break on Friday, December 27 and Monday, December 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Admission is $25 and all materials are provided. For more information or to register, please call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500. 
Looking to the new year, we will be continuing our Dietrich Classic Movie Series in 2014. We had great crowds for this month’s classic movie pick White Christmas. I just love to see these great films on the big screen. Our selection for January is the 1956 western The Searchers directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. It will be held on Wednesday, January 8 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. Come celebrate cinema’s rich history with us on the second Wednesday of each month. We hope to see you there.