It’s hard to believe, but in less than a month the Dietrich Theater launch its Spring 2013 Film Festival.
We hope you can join us for this two-week festival, which starts April 5 and runs through April 18.
It will feature 15 of the finest foreign, independent and art films that have been released over the past few months. Our film buyer Jeffrey and Hildy did an amazing job with the film selection. Festival films include “Amour,” “Barbara,” “Chasing Ice,” “Emperor,” “Happy People: A Year in the Taiga,” “The House I Live In,” “Hyde Park on the Hudson,” “The Impossible,” “A Late Quartet,” “Lore,” “Quartet,” “Reality,” “A Royal Affair,” “Rust and Bone” and “Searching for Sugar Man.”
The festival will be kicked off in grand fashion with our Opening Night Gala Friday, April 5. Gather up your friends and family and join us for this festive evening filled with two great films – Quartet and Hyde Park on the Hudson, hors d’oeuvres by Epicurean Delight, Twigs Restaurant and Be Life Café and Marketplace, wine by Nimble Hill Vineyard and Winery and sumptuous desserts by Epicurean Delight. Tickets are $35 each and doors open at 5:30 p.m. To make reservations for opening night, please give us a call at 570.996.1500. For more information about festival films and show times, visit our website, www.dietrichtheater.com or call us to be sent a film festival brochure.
The Dietrich will be presenting other exciting events this month including Open Mic Night Friday, March 22. Musicians, poets, storytellers, comedians and other talents are invited to take the Dietrich stage for this free event. Open Mic begins at 7:15 p.m. After Open Mic, our evening’s feature will begin at 8:15 p.m. where we will enjoy a bluegrass jam session showcasing the musical talent of Alan Thatcher, Dennis Gold, Bruce Stankus and Carrie Myers. Doors open for Open Mic sign-ups at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited and is first come, first served. Call the Dietrich at 570.996.1500 for details.
Then on Saturday, March 23 at 11 a.m., naturalist and WNEP Pennsylvania Outdoor Life personality Rick Koval will be back at the Dietrich for a talk on Reptiles and Amphibians of Northeastern Pennsylvania. Through a PowerPoint presentation he will share with us 44 species of frogs, snakes, turtles, salamanders and lizards that reside in our region. After the presentation, you will have the chance to meet live reptiles and amphibians. Rick’s presentation is geared for all ages and admission is free. We would like to thank the Overlook Estate Foundation for funding this event. To reserve tickets ahead of time, please call us at 570.996.1500.
Due to its popularity, I would also encourage you to sign up your children now for April’s All About Pottery & Sculpture classes with instructors Steve and Amy Colley.
During this class, students ages five to 12 years old will work with clay as they learn how to create pottery using potter’s wheels and hand-building techniques.
The class will also learn a variety of sculpting techniques. Classes will be held Fridays, April 12, 19, 26, May 3 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Admission is $40 per child and all materials are provided. Call the Dietrich at 570.996.1500 to register.
As you can see, the Dietrich is so much more than the movies.