Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

Ride Route 66 at exhibit with car cruise and kids’ movie at Misericordia University in Dallas June 16-Aug. 12

Ride Route 66 at exhibit with car cruise and kids’ movie at Misericordia University in Dallas June 16-Aug. 12

From a press release: Take a geographical and historical tour down of one of the world’s most iconic highways when Misericordia University in Dallas hosts “America’s Road: The Journey of Route 66” from Saturday, June 16 through Sunday, Aug. 12 in the Pauly Friedman Art Gallery. Organized by NRG! Exhibits, “America’s Road” shares the history […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2018-2019 season with nearly 50 events

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2018-2019 season with nearly 50 events

From a press release: Today, the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts announced the lineup for its 32nd season as the premier performing arts center in downtown Wilkes-Barre. Always “At the Heart of the Arts and Entertainment,” the Kirby Center’s 2018-2019 season once again delivers a group of diverse and exciting performances that include […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

After sold-out Wilkes-Barre event, ‘WWE SmackDown’ returns to Mohegan Sun Arena on July 17

After sold-out Wilkes-Barre event, ‘WWE SmackDown’ returns to Mohegan Sun Arena on July 17

From a press release: Following up the “WWE Live” show at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in January, it was announced today that “WWE SmackDown Live” will be back in Wilkes-Barre on Tuesday, July 17 at 7:45 p.m. This will be the first time in two years that the Luzerne County arena will […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Everhart Museum in Scranton creates ‘The Office’ lip dub parody for online dance-off

VIDEO: Everhart Museum in Scranton creates ‘The Office’ lip dub parody for online dance-off

The Everhart Museum of Natural History, Science, and Art is representing Scranton and the eastern United States in a friendly dance competition among museums around the world – and they need your vote to advance to the next round. The website When You Work at a Museum hosts an annual contest asking museums from around […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Scranton briefly referenced again by John Oliver on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

VIDEO: Scranton briefly referenced again by John Oliver on HBO’s ‘Last Week Tonight’

While it has been seven months since comedian John Oliver’s news satire program “Last Week Tonight” featured Scranton on HBO, but it’s clear that the Electric City left an impression on him. Oliver ended last night’s show with a segment on some of the last remaining brick-and-mortar Blockbusters in Alaska. With business dwindling at these […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Unravel the mysterious giallo genre with Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’

CULT CORNER: Unravel the mysterious giallo genre with Dario Argento’s ‘Deep Red’

The horror genre is rife with sub-genres, whether it’s zombies, vampires, ghosts, slashers, exploitation (which itself has more sub-genres), or a litany of other choices. Horror seemingly has something for everyone, provided you like scary movies! There is one genre, though, that many American horror going audiences aren’t familiar with, at least on a widespread […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO PREMIERE: Death Valley Dreams ‘Turn Out Those Eyes’ for ‘Baby Frankenstein’ film shot in NEPA

As the Northeastern Pennsylvania filmmakers behind “Baby Frankenstein” begin screening their comedic drama in film festivals worldwide, they recently turned to Wilkes-Barre indie/alternative rock band Death Valley Dreams to lead the soundtrack with “Turn Out Those Eyes,” a new song with the throwback feel of an ’80s tune complete with a music video that is […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

Jim Thorpe Indie Film Festival opens with Ethan Hawke film ‘Blaze’ and live music on April 12

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival will roll out the red carpet for a special opening night event with the screening of the new Ethan Hawke film “Blaze” and a live musical performance by its star, Ben Dickey, at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe on Thursday, […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Meet ‘The Sandlot’ actor Patrick Renna during RailRiders game at PNC Field in Moosic on July 28

Meet ‘The Sandlot’ actor Patrick Renna during RailRiders game at PNC Field in Moosic on July 28

From a press release: “You’re killin’ me, Smalls!” The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Triple-A minor league baseball team and New York Yankees affiliate has announced “The Sandlot Night” will be held at PNC Field in Moosic on Saturday, July 28 in honor of the 25th anniversary of the beloved movie “The Sandlot,” presented by Dickson City Hyundai. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

2nd annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival announces movie lineup at Opera House April 12-15

From a press release: The second annual Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival kicks off on Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m. at the Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe with a special red carpet opening night event that filmgoers and music fans won’t want to miss. The opening night feature film is “Blaze” (2018), […]

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