Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater

Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater 

Newsletter for August 1, 2014 
Now Showing at the Dietrich 
(Click on Movie Posters for Showtimes and Synopses.)
Guardians of the Galaxy Hercules
Planes: Fire & Rescue America: Imagine the World Without Her
Dawn of the Planet of the Apes Sex Tape
Coming Soon to the Dietrich 
E.T. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles The Hundred Foot Journey
Upcoming Events at the Dietrich 
Gathering of Singers & Songwriters 13  
Wednesday, August 20 at 7:30 p.m.

Admission: Free; donations accepted

Join us for an evening of live folk music.  The 13th annual Gathering of Singers & Songwriters will bring together some of the greatest folk talent this region has to offer.  Featured musicians include Lorne Clarke, Tom Flannery, Lara Herscovitch and KJ Reimensnyder-Wagner!  Call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500 for information.
Hickory Project - Live in Concert 
Sunday, August 24 at 3:00 p.m.

Featuring: Hickory Projec
Admission: Free, donations accepted. 

Don't miss Hickory Project's hard-driving acoustic music, deeply rooted in bluegrass.  Hickory Project is a powerhouse of musical prowess with national mandolin champion Anthony Hannigan, banjo phenomenon Dave Cavage, Steve Belcher, Craig Vance and Jillian Hannigan.  Tickets are available by calling 570-996-1500.
Dietrich Theater Quilt Raffle
The Wyoming County Cultural Center at the Dietrich Theater  is delighted to offer a raffle of 3 quilts made by Laurie Mace .  All proceeds will benefit  cultural programs.  Quilts can be viewed at the Dietrich's Earnshaw Gallery and tickets purchased at the theater's ticket counter during movie times.  This is an opportunity to inexpensively acquire a quilt for your home, a friend, bride, graduate, anniversary, etc.  
Ticket prices: 1 for $5, 3 for $10, 7 for $20.  Drawing 10/4/2014 (Airing of the Quilts). 
Thanks for your support!
At the Dietrich by Hildy Morgan     
          Okay. So first we will discuss a movie or two. Because I want you to know that A. they’re here or B. they’re coming! So for the “here” one – (my old English teacher would be totally appalled at my sentence structure in this column) we have the D’nesh D’Sousa film America: Imagine a World Without Her. It’s a right wing political film, but we had requests and we are showing it. Sometimes we get told that we only play a “certain kind of” film. That is soooo not true. We play every kind  of film, every kind of philosophy. We play religious films and the occasional political film  and  not religious films and romances and mysteries and adventure and…well…you get the idea. If we have room – and you have to remember that we only have four screens - - we play them! Screen space is an issue for us, but we had an opening and so America it is!  I can’t tell you how long it will be with us – probably just a week, but there is a possibility for two weeks. We’ll see how it goes.
     Now for the film we WILL BE GETTING. I put that in caps so you would see that I really really mean it and you can count on it and so you don’t go anywhere else to see it. You won’t, right?  We need you to wait for The Hundred Foot Journey, which will open here on August 29. I promise you it will. Jeffrey screened it and he said it’s wonderful – he loved it! That’s rare praise from him so it must be truly wonderful. We would open it right now if we could, but having just four screens (I know, that’s a lot in a small town!) means that we can’t fit everything in when they are released. We fit in most first-run movies, but we can’t do them all. And Journey started in a limited release, so it was out of the question. But it will be here soon. Isn’t that exciting???
     The Fall Film Festival is shaping up to be so fine that I can’t believe it. Jeffrey has booked films that are just about to be released or have been released in the last couple of weeks. Boyhood, A Most Wanted Man, Calvary, Life Itself, Begin Again, Magic in the Moonlight, Land Ho, Trip To Italy, and Alive Inside are all films newly released and we will  be playing them all in six weeks when we begin Festival. Ronnie is putting the entire festival selection on Facebook this week, so do check it out. It’s going to be the best festival ever (!!!!) and our selection is awesome! Way to go, Jeffrey!
   And now on to cultural stuff. For the wee dance student at your house (boy or girl) we have classes on August 4th and 5th. Judy Weist and Sarah Henn of Stage Door Dance will be teaching the world of dance, rhythm, and movement. No experience needed. It is free, but you will need to call 996-1500 to reserve your space. Children from two to nine are welcome! Thank you, Judy, for all the volunteer work you do for us – you are just the dearest and most talented person! And thank you, too, to Sarah Henn – you’re pretty nice yourself.
     And finally, save the date – August 20th, a Wednesday night – for one of our favorite nights of the year -  The Gathering of Singers and Songwriters. That’s when our good old friends, Lorne Clarke play and sing and it’s just so grand. It’s a throwback to a time when folks made their own music, when not everything was canned, when voices were what they were and not  expanded electronically. It’s a warm, friendly evening at the Dietrich. A little modern, a little not-so-modern, but all good fun. It’s just a really great night. Come share it with us.
     And don’t forget we are opening Guardians of the Galaxy! 100% rating on Rottentomatoes.com! When does that ever happen? Great family flick! Come see it!
     See you at the Dietrich.
Live at the Dietrich by Erica Rogler 
Children went on an amazing adventure in Where the Wild Things Are Theatre & Visual Arts Camp last week at the Dietrich.  They made their own costumes and designed the most colorful, glittery and vibrant cardboard set you have ever seen.  It included a castle, waterfall, fire pit, mushroom and more!  They also developed their own characters and script for their final performance.  What is so great about these camps is that students have the opportunity to let their imaginations run wild.
Next week camps will continue at the Dietrich with Amy and Steve Colley’s very popular Pottery & Sculpture Camp.  In a similar camp held earlier this summer, students threw clay pots and vases on potter’s wheel, created decorative tiles and sculptures and learned how to make pottery using coil and slab techniques.  I am always amazed at how quickly kids learn to use potter’s wheels.  If your child would like to give pottery a try, camp will be held Monday through Friday, August 4 – 8 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $60.  
The following week, students will be able to experience working with a variety of media in Art Explorers Camp.  One day children may work with 3-D collage, another day they may explore painting or sculpture, etc.  Instructors Amy and Steve Colley try to gear each class towards what their students want to explore in the arts. Classes will be offered Monday through Friday, August 11 to 15 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. I especially enjoy seeing the trash to treasures masterpieces that students make in this camp. 
We are also bringing Rand Whipple of Box of Light Studio back to the Dietrich this weekend for a Minecraft Event – a first for us.  Children ages seven to fourteen years old who love this creative game will be able to get together, play, build and learn new techniques.  Box of Light Studios will provide the computers, the network and Minecraft helpers who answer questions and keep things running smoothly.  The Minecraft Event will be held at the Dietrich on Saturday, August 2 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.   Admission is $15 per child.  We encourage you to register now since space is limited.  Your kids will not want to miss this!
The Dietrich will also be hosting a free Dance Workshop in August.  Taught by Judy Weist and Sarah Henn of Stage Door Dance Studio, children of all will be able to explore the world of dance rhythm and movement.  For more information or to register for any of these offerings, please call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.
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