The holidays are coming to the Dietrich

June 19th, 2015 9:27 am

First Posted: 11/18/2014

It is hard to believe that Thanksgiving is almost upon us and Hollywood’s holiday blockbuster season already started.

Excitement is mounting for the opening of the third movie installment of “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay.” Jennifer Lawrence is such an amazing actress, but what I really think is great about “The Hunger Games” series is that we so often see teens attend these movies with their moms. They read the books together, then see the movies together. You can’t beat that!

We will have “Penguins of Madagascar” for the entire family to enjoy, and Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels’ “Dumb and Dumber To” will also be here for Thanksgiving. Can you believe it has been 20 years since the first “Dumb and Dumber” was released?

Right now we are showing “Big Hero 6,” a favorite for all ages. There is a great selection to choose from, so gather your friends and family and enjoy some Hollywood entertainment now or over the Thanksgiving holiday at the Dietrich.

In addition to movies, the Dietrich has some live entertainment coming around the corner. Join us at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 2 for the Dietrich Radio Players holiday show. This year the cast prepared three plays to get us ready for the holidays. They include: “The Plot to Overthrow Christmas,” which originally aired on Dec. 25, 1938; a “Father Knows Best” Christmas show from Dec. 24, 1953 and “The Great Gildersleeve Christmas Show” from 1943.

Admission is free and a light reception will follow.

Just a few days after the Radio Players performance, it will be time for Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown Dec. 5 and 6. As part of the weekend’s festivities, the Dietrich’s fundraising committee will present “A Homemade Cookie Walk.” Volunteers (cookie elves) will bake batches of cookies for the theater. Then during Christmas in Our Hometown festivities, patrons will have the opportunity to purchase a container to fill with these homemade treats. All proceeds from the walk will support free arts and educational programming for children at the Dietrich Theater, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Now this is where you come in.

Please help by being a cookie elf. If you could bake two dozen of your special homemade cookies and deliver them to the theater between 6 and 8 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4 or 9 a.m. and noon Friday, Dec. 5, it would be greatly appreciated and would go a long way in helping us bring educational programming to children in our area.

If you are not a baker, then come out to the Dietrich on December 5 and 6 and purchase a container for $5.

That weekend the Dietrich will also show “Emmet Otter’s Jug- Band Christmas” at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Dec. 5 and 6. For those attending Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, admission and popcorn are free. We would like to thank Ace-Robbins for underwriting this movie event.

Ace-Robbins will also sponsor our Holiday Workshop from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6. We invite you to come out to the Dietrich for some holiday fun, including cookie decorating, ornament making, singing with Bill Frye and balloon creations by Silly Sally. All ages are welcome.

As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies!