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ERICA ROGLER Contributing Columnist

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Merry Christmas from all of us at the Dietrich. We wish you and yours a happy and healthy holiday season. If you have a chance we invite you to visit our gorgeous winter wonderland exhibit, which is absolutely breathtaking. I marvel at it every time I see it. We also encourage you to take in some of Hollywood’s fare over Christmas break. We have something for everyone from “Saving Mr. Banks” with Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson to “Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug” to the comedy “Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues” to “Grudge Match” with De Niro and Stallone. In the mornings between Christmas and New Year’s we will also be showing some family-friendly favorites including “Miracle on 34th Street,” “Elf” and “Annie.” Plus, we are bringing back “The Christmas Candle.” Sounds like fun, right?

Speaking of fun, a great time was had by all during our recent showings of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” So many families make this an annual tradition and we enjoy seeing so many folks experience this holiday classic. Again, we would like to thank Ace-Robbins for sponsoring all three showings including tickets, popcorn, soda and Christmas cookies.

If you are looking for something creative and educational for your children to do during holiday break, be sure to check out our Holiday Camp. Children ages five to 12 years old will have the opportunity to explore drawing and painting and creating pottery and sculpture with instructors Amy and Steve Colley. Camp will be held on Friday, Dec. 27 and Monday, Dec. 30 from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Admission is $25 and there is still time to register. Call the Dietrich at (570) 996-1500 for more information or to sign up.

We also encourage you to check out An Evening With Flynn & Co. this Monday, Dec. 30 at 6 p.m. Singer/songwriter Sean Flynn will perform original music along with some covers with his intense, soul-baring flair. Sean will also perform with a few local musicians and friends during this free concert. Seating for An Evening With Flynn & Co. will be first come, first served so please stop by.

During the new year, we also invite you to join us for Wyoming County Reads. This year our featured books are “The Scarlet Letter” by Nathaniel Hawthorne and “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini. All are encouraged to read one or both books and join us for free book discussions in February and March. For more information, please visit www.dietrichtheater.com.

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

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