More Than Movies: Trailers stir up excitement for fall film fest at the Dietrich Theater

More Than Movies - Erica Rogler | August 29th, 2016 1:30 pm

Do you like movie trailers?

When I go to the movies, I love watching trailers, not only because they get me excited about the upcoming film releases, but because I like to hear how other audience members respond to them. For instance, when we showed a trailer for “The Secret Life of Pets” before “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2” this past spring, the audience of mainly ladies was roaring with laughter and we knew then it was going to be a big hit for all ages.

This past week at the Dietrich the staff had the opportunity to view all 21 trailers of the movies that will be featured in the fall film festival, and now I am even more eager for the festival to arrive. I am also thinking we should maybe do a festival trailer preview event for the public next time around. It was so fun to see them all at once on the big screen.

What do you think?

Here are all the films in the Dietrich’s Fall Film Festival, which will be held Sept. 16 through Oct. 6:

“Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie,” “Café Society,” “Captain Fantastic,” “Diary of a Chambermaid,” “Equity,” “Fireworks Wednesday,” “Genius,” “Hunt for the Wilderpeople,” “Indignation,” “The Innocents,” “Life Animated,” “Little Men,” “Maggie’s Plan,” “The Messenger,” “The Music of Strangers,” “My Love,” “Don’t Cross That River,” “St. Peter’s and the Papal Basilicas of Rome,” “Sunset Song,” “Viva,” “Weiner” and “The Witness.”

I think there is a great blend of documentaries, dramas, comedies and foreign language films.

All of the film synopses and showtimes for festival are available on and festival brochures can be picked up at the Dietrich, or if you would like to receive one in the mail, call us at 570-996-1500.

To check out trailers for festival films on your own, I suggest visiting (Internet Movie Database). It’s a great resource.

We will kick off festival with an Opening Night Gala on Friday, Sept. 16. We encourage you to gather up your friends and join us for the films “Hunt for the Wilderpeople” and “Captain Fantastic;” delicious hors d’oeuvres provided by Epicurean Delight, Twigs Café, the Fireplace Restaurant and Ma Greenley’s BBQ; wine and beer by Nimble Hill and sumptuous desserts by Epicurean Delight in between movies.

Tickets are $40 each and can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500.

In addition to having the fall festival to look forward to in September, we will host a family-friendly Dietrich Film Favorite on Wednesday, Sept. 7. Come out for the 1 p.m. or 7 p.m. showing of “Scooby Doo.” This will be a fun flick for all ages and admission is free.

Then at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14, the Dietrich will be hosting the 15th Annual Gathering of Singers/Songwriters. This evening promises to bring together some of the greatest local folk musicians around including Lorne Clarke, Tom Flannery, Eddie Appnel and Josh Pratt. In addition to hearing great music, the audience will be entertained by friendly banter between the musicians. It is quite a unique night. Admission to the Gathering of Singers/Songwriters is free; donations are accepted. Tickets will be available at the door. We hope to see you there.

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

More Than Movies

Erica Rogler

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