Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater

Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater 

Newsletter for May 1, 2015
Now Showing at the Dietrich 
(Click on Movie Posters for Showtimes and Synopses.)
Avengers: Age of Ultron Woman in Gold
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Monkey Kingdom
Coming Soon to the Dietrich 
(Click on Movie Posters for Showtimes and Synopses.)
Dr. Zhivago Hot Pursuit Pitch Perfect 2
Upcoming Events at the Dietrich 
Shrek - Free Children's Movie Event
Saturday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m. 
Admission: FREE
In loving memory of "Jeeterbug"  from the Kintner Family, the movie "SHREK" will be shown FREE of charge!
Children and families are invited to the Dietrich Theater to see this family-friendly film. Admission, popcorn and soda are free! 
Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for reservations. Tickets will also be available at the door while they last.
Unforgettable...The Music of Nat 'King' Cole 

Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 p.m. at WVIA 

Free Bus Transportation-  Depart Dietrich at 1:30 p.m.

Admission: Free

Sponsored by: First Energy Foundation, Jean Mieczkowski and the Tunkhannock Rotary Club

Penn State Professor Philip Mosley and Poconos jazz musician Dennis Jeter and his band return with a program of words and music about the inimitable Nat Cole, a 'King' of jazz and pop from the 1930s to the 1960s. Be there for the taping of this delightful program as it is recorded for later radio broadcast. A light reception will follow. By reservation only. Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for reservations. 

Family Sing-Along with Kj
Saturday, May 9 at 11:00 a.m.
Admission: Free
Sponsored by: Toni Hockman
Children, their families and friends are invited to come sing along with Kj Wagner, singer/songwriter. Kj says you will experience "Music to feed the soul, the mind and the body with crazy, fun and entertaining words and movement!" Music for young and old alike. 
Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for reservations. Tickets will be available at the door while they last.
American Addict - The Movie

Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00 p.m. 

Admission: Free

Sponsored by: the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation and Wyoming County C.A.R.E.S.  

American Addict unveils how America has gone from the land of the free to the land of the addicted. America represents 5% of the world's population but consumes 50% of the world's prescription pills and over 80% of the world's prescription narcotics; this is NOT a coincidence. This film reveals the relationships between the FDA, big Pharma, physicians and the media that are in place to ensure that medical problems are treated primarily with pills. The horrific consequences that result from this practice result in overuse, abuse and unnecessary deaths.

Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for reservations.  Tickets will be available at the door while they last.

At the Dietrich by Hildy Morgan                
            Okay. So, the weather up til now may have seemed a bit wintry still, but there are sure signs that spring is upon us with summer not far behind. And no, it’s not the robins – those fellas can be here even when the snow is flying. I think it’s the Freeze being open. That is definitely a sign of the arrival of ice-cream weather.  And the second sign? That our friends at Lake Carey are returning from their Florida homes to be with us for the summer. Welcome back, dear snowbirds. We missed you and we are very happy to see your dear faces once again!
     Ok. Erica  just sent me  cultural “stuff” she wants me to be sure to tell you about. Easy peasey because it’s all such fun. So first up, on Saturday morning (May 2), there is a free children’s movie for the wee ones. That wonderful Kintner family (what a grand bunch!) are once again sponsoring a free movie (this year it’s Shrek) in loving memory of “Jeeterbug,” their sweet grandson. You even get some popcorn and a drink when you bring the little ones to the movies. The Kintners are always so kind to the theater. They made the Kintner Gallery possible, they underwrite  the water we sell. We thank them a million times for all they do for us. Thank you so much, dear friends. So bring the kids and come to a movie event you will all enjoy. And it won’t cost you a dime!!!
     Then on Sunday, May 3 at 3:00 at the studio at WVIA,  Penn State Professor Phillip Mosley and Pocono jazz musician Dennis Jeter and his band return with a program of words and music about the inimitable Nat Cole, a “King” of jazz and pop from the 1930’s through the 1960’s. The program will be taped live in front of an audience (that’s all of us who go to see it) and will be broadcast at a later date. Now really, how often do you get to see something recorded live? We have a huge thank you to the sponsors of the program: First Energy Foundation, Jean Mieczkowski, and the Tunkhannock Rotary Club. You do need to make reservations for this program since the WVIA space is limited. Call 570-996-1500 for reservations. These programs are just so lovely, and after you get to speak to the musicians and the lecturer, in this case the delightful Phillip Mosley. He is just soooo interesting. Really. Think about coming. It’s such fun – and you learn so much!
     Do keep in mind that on May 11 we begin the Warrior Writers program wherein vets and their families (or just the vet without the family) are invited to come to the Dietrich and take part in a program that has a terrific track record helping vets who are having a little trouble adjusting to a non-military life. Writing is such a grand way to get all those feelings out, to often express on a page what we cannot say to another. It will be run by a vet with some civilian helpers there. The writing is not critiqued – you cannot make mistakes in whatever you write. We don’t care about the spelling or the grammar. We just care about the Vet himself or herself. And even the war doesn’t matter. People can be harboring feelings they wish they could express since Korea or Vietnam all the way up to the wars we are still engaged in today.  It’s a nationwide  program that has had much success. We have no idea if it will take off at the Dietrich or not. But, really, how many things in our lives are we sure will work out when we begin them? Not that many. So we hope it will because we know it helps so many. And we’re going to give it a good try. So vets  or wives or husbands or lovers or sisters or brother of vets, come along on the journey. We know that if the one you love is hurting, you are too. You can call 570-996-1500 for information.
     And don’t forget the movies this weekend. Such great ones. Especially, for  those interested in  history and the power of a determined woman and great acting and just about everything you can think of that’s good, do come to see Woman in Gold, starring the incredible Helen Mirren about a woman determined to retrieve her aunts’ portrait from  a government  that did not own it. The Nazi’s had stolen it, the Austrian government claimed it. Mirren takes it all the way to the Supreme Court. How cool is that??? Come see it. And, of course, there are other movies playing, too. All good. Well, that goes without saying, doesn’t it??
     See you at the Dietrich.
Live at the Dietrich by Margie Young           
Have you ever wondered how the Dietrich Theater can provide so many free classes and events?  It is only because so many generous individuals and foundations support the mission of the Wyoming County Cultural Center.  As you read about the upcoming classes and events, make a special note of the donors who make them free for you.
Free preschool art classes!  Open Mic!  Saturday morning programs for families!  All free for the community!  Do you know that the Dietrich Theater Fundraising Committee is the sponsor of these programs and more?  One of the fundraising events is coming up on Tuesday, May 5 from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Perkins Restaurant in Tunkhannock.  Support the theater’s children’s programming by dining at Perkins on May 5.  Coupons are available to submit with your bill and Perkins will donate 20% to the Dietrich Theater. 
And speaking of eating, the Dietrich Theater is hosting nutrition classes for children and adults.  Healthy Choices for Kids, ages 6-12 is scheduled for Thursdays in July and Nutrition and Aging is for adults and teens 16 and up Thursdays in May from 7:00-8:30 p.m.  Donna Fetzko, certified nutritionist, is full of good ideas for healthy lifestyles, including activities and recipes.  Sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation these classes are free.
Unforgettable…The Music of Nat ‘King’Cole is a very special opportunity to see and hear a concert that will be broadcast on WVIA-FM.  The Dennis Jeter Band will bring the velvet sound of Nat ‘King’ Cole’s music to the stage of the Sordoni Theater at the WVIA Studio in Pittston at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 3, with bus transportation provided from the Dietrich Theater at 1:30 p.m.  Free and sponsored by First Energy Foundation, Jean Mieczkowski, and the Tunkhannock Rotary Club, reservations are made by calling the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500.
In loving memory of “Jeeterbug” from the Kintner Family, all are invited to a free showing of the movie Shrek, including free popcorn and soda, on Saturday, May 2 at 11:00 a.m.  All young ones and young at heart can come see the ogre Shrek rescue a princess for a villainous lord, so he can get his land back.  Fun for everyone!
Finally, it’s not too late to sign up for Photography for Beginners, brought back by popular demand, taught by Steamtown Historic Site photographer, Kenny Ganz.  This is a chance to work with a master photographer and will include getting outside to practice taking photos.  Your photos will be shared with the class on the big TV screen in the Dietrich’s Children’s Room.  This class is scheduled for May 4, 11, 18 and June 1 from 7:00-9:00 p.m. with a special Saturday shoot on May 30 from 1:00-3:00 P.M.  New and returning students are welcome.  This class does require a fee of $75.
For registration or reservations call the Dietrich Theater at 570-996-1500.
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