Dietrich offers classic Christmas flix

June 19th, 2015 9:28 am

First Posted: 11/26/2014

What is your favorite Christmas movie of all time? It’s hard to choose, right? There are so many good ones.

“Home for the Holidays,” “White Christmas,” “Christmas Vacation” and, of course, “It’s a Wonderful Life” are on the top of my list. During December, the Dietrich will have a variety of Christmas flicks for you and your family to enjoy on the big screen.

We will kick things off at noon and 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 3 with the 1983 hit “A Christmas Story.” This is a favorite movie particularly among the men in my family. Maybe they can relate to wanting that official Red Ryder BB rifle for Christmas. Anyway, I can’t wait to see it for the first time on the big screen. Tickets are $5 each.

Then, at the same times on the following Wednesday, Dec. 10, the Dietrich will show the classic “Holiday Inn.” This Irving Berlin musical features songs by Bing Crosby and dancing by Fred Astaire. I remember seeing this film when I was young and loved it. Tickets are also $5 each.

This weekend, the Dietrich will also play the Jim Henson Christmas favorite “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” as part of Tunkhannock’s Christmas in Our Hometown. If you have never been to Tunkhannock during that event, I encourage you to come out. There is so much to do and see. “Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas” will show at 5:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Dec. 5 and 6 Admission to the movie and popcorn are free, thanks to Ace-Robbins.

The Dietrich will present its annual Holiday Workshop for all ages from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6. We invite you to join us for a morning of cookie decorating, ornament making, singing and creations by Silly Sally the balloon lady. This event is free and is underwritten by Ace-Robbins.

During Christmas in Our Hometown, we also encourage you to visit the beautifully decorated theater and take part in our Homemade Cookie Walk. Here is how it will work: From 5 to 9 p.m. on Dec. 5 and from 11 a.m. until cookies run out on Dec. 6, you can purchase a container for $5 to fill with homemade cookies. And believe me, there is always such a great variety, including snicker doodles, chocolate crinkles, magic cookie bars, chocolate chip cookies, buckeyes, anise cookies, thumbprint cookies, peanut butter blossoms and more.

All proceeds from the walk will support arts and educational programming for children at the Dietrich Theater. So come out and support a good cause.

The Dietrich also has an event coming up for those looking for an opportunity to de-stress this holiday season. We invite you to join us for a free Holiday Yoga Relaxation class at 10 a.m. on Dec. 10. Yoga can help relieve stress and tension by refocusing our minds and hearts on the true gifts of the season.

This free class, taught by Donna Fetzko, a registered yoga instructor, and sponsored by the Northeastern Pennsylvania Health Care Foundation, will help you relax and refocus. Students are encouraged to wear comfortable clothes and bring a mat, towel or blanket.

For more information on any of these events, or to sign up for the yoga class, call the Dietrich at 570-996-1500.

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