More Than Movies: Dietrich Theater offers a variety of children’s camps this summer

More Than Movies - Erica Rogler | June 14th, 2016 12:07 pm


That is how I would describe National Theatre Live’s production of “A Streetcar Named Desire,” which I saw last Sunday on screen at the Dietrich. I was in awe of Gillian Anderson’s performance as Blanche DuBois and thought Vanessa Kirby and Ben Foster were equally mesmerizing in their roles as Stella and Stanley Kowalski, respectively.

We had a nice crowd for the showing and will hold an encore screening at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19. General admission is $14. Senior and member tickets are $12 each. Student tickets are $10 each. We hope to see you there.

In July, we will bring to the screen National Theatre Live’s production of “Les Liaisons Dangereuses.” It will be show at 2 p.m. Sundays, July 10 and 24.

Besides theatre, there is also a great variety of camps for kids to take part in at the Dietrich this month. For instance, it’s not too late to sign up for some of our multi-disciplinary offerings with Rand Whipple of Box of Light Studios. These classes combine technology and the arts. In Digital Arts Camp, students dabble in a little bit of everything from film making to robotics to creating an iBook. All students need to bring is their creativity. Digital Arts Camp will be held from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. June 27 through July 1.

In Zombie Film Camp, Rand Whipple will help students develop a short zombie film as they learn some really cool and disgusting makeup techniques. Students will create a script, shoot and edit their films as well as add the all-important special effects. Zombie Film will be offered from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. June 20 to 24.

Students can also explore the world of robotics this month in Rand’s Roboitcs and Robotics Jr. camps. Through these class series, children will learn how to build and program their own androids. They will complete robotics challenges, and one day of the camp will focus on robo rumbling.

Sounds fun, right?

These are great STEM skills building classes. Robotics Jr. for 5 to 7 year olds will be held from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. the week of July 27 to July 1 and students ages seven to fourteen years old can take Robotics Camp during the same week from 1 to 3 p.m.

For more information about all of the Dietrich’s summer camps for kids, visit and call us at 570-996-1500 to register.

In addition to technology and the arts, the Dietrich will be presenting a variety of programs related to Tunkhannock’s history this month.

The theater’s Earnshaw Gallery will transport you back in time to celebrate our heritage. The display is filled with interesting town memorabilia and old photographs. There will also be a free Tunkhannock history presentation which will be held at 11 a.m. on Founder’s Day, June 25 at the Dietrich. During this program, we will have the chance to learn about Native American History, our canal history, Tunkhannock’s industrial past, what it was like to live in Tunkhannock during the Civil War era and after WW I. I think it will be fascinating!

For free tickets, call the theater at 570-996-1500.

This presentation will also help kickoff the Historic Tunkhannock Walking Tour project which has been sponsored by the PA Route 6 Alliance, the Endless Mountains Visitors Bureau, the Wyoming County Room Tax Fund and the Endless Mountains Heritage Region. Historic Tunkhannock guided tours will be offered on Founder’s Day and on Thursday nights in July. Call the Dietrich for more information or to sign up.

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

More Than Movies

Erica Rogler

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