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More Than Movies: Imagine 4.5 tons of popcorn

What a fun evening Erica Rogler and I had at the 4-H meeting in Keiserville. We were invited to tell everyone about the Dietrich Theater and its programs. Erica decided to make it interactive for the group of about 40 children and adults, so we decided to reveal some fun facts about the Dietrich, asking them to provide answers to questions.

So here goes. See how many questions you can answer?

How many days of the year is the Dietrich Theater open for movies, events and classes?

365.

How many seats are there in the four theaters?

590.

How many movie showings are there in a typical year?

3,476.

How many volunteers helped rebuild the theater after the flood of 2011?

300.

How many employees are there at the Dietrich?

30.

How many gift bags do our volunteers make each year?

1,567.

How many people attend classes and events and movies at the Dietrich in a typical year?

87,000.

How many pounds of popcorn does the Dietrich pop in one year?

9,000

Did any of the answers surprise you?

We also told the 4-H group all about some of the programs and events coming up soon.

Coming up next

Coming up at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 24 is a free showing of the WVIA film “Peoples of the Susquehanna,” followed by a Q and A with the producer Kris Hendrickson, David Buck, of the Endless Mountains Heritage Region, and Hickory Edwards, of the Onondaga tribe. Chris Norton of WVIA will be the moderator. All are welcome.

The National Theatre Live filmed production of Tennessee Williams’ “Cat on a Hot Tin Roof” will be onscreen at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 25. Our first showing received rave reviews. Tickets are available at the door.

And, believe it or not, our Spring Film Festival is right around the corner, with Preview Day scheduled for and 6 p.m. Thursday, March 29 where there will be a free showing of all 21 trailers of the featured films. Just show up, get discounted concessions and pick out which films you want to see.

Just as I began, let’s end with some questions for you. How about your history with the Dietrich Theater?

What was the first movie you saw at the Dietrich?

What was the last movie you saw at the Dietrich?

What event or class did you last attend at the Dietrich?

To find out more about the Dietrich anytime, anywhere, go to dietrichtheater.com. To get on the mailing list to receive brochures about classes, events and film festivals, call 570-996-1500.

Everyone can be part of our history and our future. We want to see you soon and hope to see you often.

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More Than Movies

Margie Young

Reach the Abington Journal newsroom at 570-587-1148 or news@theabingtonjournal.com.