TUNKHANNOCK — Classic movie showings are nothing new to the Dietrich Theater. Making them free to everyone is.
Due to the generosity of sponsors, one movie a month from September through December will feature free admission on a first-come/first-served basis. Each movie will be shown at and 7 p.m. on a Wednesday, beginning with “St. Elmo’s Fire” on Sept. 9. The series will continue with “The Color Purple” on Oct. 14, “Saving Private Ryan” on Nov. 11 and “Home Alone” on Dec. 9.
Free tickets are now available at the ticket booth for as long as they last.
“St. Elmo’s Fire” is the 1995 movie starring Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Judd Nelson and Ally Sheedy and centers on a group of friends who have just graduated from college and struggling with the responsibilities of adulthood. This showing is sponsored by Sarah Sidorek.
“The Color Purple,” filmed in 1985, is a gripping tale of a young African American girl finding her place in the world and escaping abuse, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover and Oprah Winfrey. Directed by Steven Spielberg, it was nominated for 11 Academy Awards. The free showing is sponsored by the Tunkhannock Women of the Moose Chapter 1068.
“Saving Private Ryan,” a 1998 film with an acclaimed cast of Tom Sizemore, Tom Hanks, Edward Burns and Matt Damon, tells the story of a group of U.S. soldiers who, after the Normandy Landings, go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action. The showing is sponsored by Nicholson Masonic Lodge #438 F&AM.
“Home Alone,” a 1990 classic movie, is a fun holiday tale staring Macaulay Culkin in his most memorable role as a boy mistakenly left behind when his family flies to Paris for its Christmas vacation. Kevin initially relishes being home alone, but soon has to contend with two would-be burglars. This showing is sponsored by Route 6 Auto Body, Inc.
Individuals, businesses or organizations interested in sponsoring a movie for next year may contact the Dietrich at 570-996-1509.