Dietrich Theater
Upcoming Events

An Evening With Flynn & Co. – Concert
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Monday, December 30 from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 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.

Dietrich Classic Movie Series: The Searchers
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Wednesday, January 8 at 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
Admission: $5
Celebrate cinema’s rich history through the Dietrich Classic Movie Series. This month’s selection is the 1956 western The Searchers directed by John Ford and starring John Wayne. The Dietrich Classic Movie Series features a film on the second Wednesday of the month. Tickets can be purchased at or at the Dietrich ticket booth.

Open Mic Night – Featuring Wolf Critton
At the Dietrich Theater in downtown Tunkhannock
Friday, January 24 at 7:00 p.m. Doors open for seating and sign ups at 6:30 p.m.
Hosted by: Laurel Radzieski
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: The Dietrich Fundraising Committee
Open to audiences and performers of all types. Watch local talent, then sit back and enjoy featured artist Wolf Critton, war veteran and singer/ songwriter. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for details.

At The Dietrich

Hildy Morgan

         Since this is Christmas week, I thought it would be a good time to thank the Dietrich staff for the grand work they do. And they do it for a minimal salary (and many work for no salary at all), no benefits, no retirement. Nada. They do it because they love the arts, the theater, the town, the children, and usually, all Gods creatures – because it’s hard to love the children if you don’t love the critters, too.
     And so I want to say thank you to those who built the theater and to those who keep it running. To Jennifer Jenkins, who brought her vast love of live theater to the Dietrich and who works tirelessly writing grants to keep us alive and who puts every bit of her heart and soul into theater arts. It was our last frontier here at the theater, and she brought it to us in style! We are deeply appreciative of the work she does for us, and we know it isn’t easy coming into an organization that has been a “family” for a long time. But then, this is a lovely and embracing family, and that makes such a difference!
     Thank you, Erica Rogler, for all the years of complete devotion to cultural programming at the theater. And not only does Erica do all the cultural planning (with Margie’s help, of course), but Erica helps with everything else. She does all the brochures. She works a God-awful hour week because she attends all the special programs, evenings and weekends, to make sure they all run perfectly. She watches our finances and figures out how this can be done with a little of that. She knows the building inside-out so if something goes wrong she knows who to call to fix it. In fact, she is the only person there who could and can run the Dietrich single-handedly. She knows how to do it all and sometimes she is called upon to do just that. We can never thank her enough for her dedication and love and the sweetness with which she does everything. 
     There is Sarah who manages the theater and is funny and kind and also loves cats (as do Jennifer and Erica – hmmm – what does that tell us?) and prepares box office reports and designs the galleries for holidays (the Christmas decorations are all Sarah’s creations! How’s that for sooo cool???) And if something runs amok, Sarah makes it go away. 
     And Margie, who started cultural and then trained Erica and still, every day, runs the best little cultural programming on earth!   And Shirley, whose work as our sales person and volunteer coordinator is legendary. Once again, with a smile and the sweetest disposition ever, her organizational skills leave one breathless! (Also with the cats…hmmm, a recurring theme here.) All those gift bags that go out of here every Christmas are because of her volunteers. And they come back because they love the Dietrich, but also because they love Shirley! How cool is that?
     And Barb Jones who has kept our books for us for over fifteen years as a volunteer – five days a week – taking lip from movie companies, trying to stretch every dollar for us, doing payroll, and remaining sane when circumstances call out for otherwise.
     And Esther, our everything person, who does everything film-ish and who does all the computers and who we know we can always call to just say “Help!” and she’ll come running, at all hours of the day or night because the Dietrich is her other home, the one where she is deeply loved, and where we couldn’t do without her.
     And young Ronnie Harvey, who is the newest member of the full-time gang, who’s been with us since he was a kid and who’s so smart it’s scary and who will someday book the movies and will always be a presence downstairs because that is so important and who loves the theater with the same enthusiasm as we old-timers do and who is so welcome as part of the Dietrich family! 
     I ran out of space before I could thank the wonderful kids we have downstairs, our superb volunteers, Robin who helps Shirley and Barb and Laurel who assists Jennifer and Erica and Jim who fixes stuff (and there’s always a lot of “stuff” to fix).  I’m sorry about that. It sort of takes a village to run the Dietrich (with a tip of the hat to Hillary) and I have just thanked a small but very important part of that village.
     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

Grudge Match
December 25, 2013 -
January 2, 2014

December 26, 2013 -
December 31, 2013

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

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

Coming Soon
or (570)836-1022 for times

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

Live at the Dietrich for December 25, 2013

Merry Christmas from all of us at the Dietrich! We wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season. If you have a chance we invite you to visit our gorgeous winter wonderland exhibit, which is absolutely breathtaking. I marvel at it every time I see it. We also encourage you to take in some Hollywood’s fare over Christmas break. We have something for everyone from Saving Mr. Banks with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson to Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug to the comedy Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues to Grudge Match with De Niro and Stallone. In the mornings between Christmas and New Years we will also be showing some family-friendly favorites including Miracle on 34th Street, Elf and Annie. Plus we are bringing back The Christmas Candle. Sounds like fun, right?

Speaking of fun, a great time was had by all during our recent showings of It’s a Wonderful Life. So many families make this an annual tradition and we enjoy seeing so many folks experience this holiday classic. Again, we would like to thank Ace-Robbins for sponsoring all three showings including tickets, popcorn, soda and Christmas cookies.

If you are looking for something creative and educational for your children to do during holiday break, be sure to check out our Holiday Camp. Children ages five to twelve years old will have the opportunity to explore drawing and painting and creating pottery and sculpture with instructors Amy and Steve Colley. Camp will be held on Friday, December 27 and Monday, December 30 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Admission is $25 and there is still time to register. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for more information or to sign up.

We also encourage you to check out An Evening With Flynn & Co. this Monday, December 30 at 6:00 p.m. Singer/songwriter Sean Flynn will perform original music along with some covers with his intense, soul-baring flair. Sean will also perform with a few local musicians and friends during this free concert. Seating for An Evening With Flynn & Co. will be first come, first served so please stop by.

During the new year, we also invite you to join us for Wyoming County Reads. This year our featured books are The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne and A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. All are encouraged to read one or both books and join us for free book discussions in February and March. For more information, please visit