Movies/TV

 Rich Howells

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

Iron Horse Movie Bistro in Scranton closes after less than a year, Marketplace says it’s temporary

At midnight last night, the Iron Horse Movie Bistro in downtown Scranton announced suddenly on Facebook that it would be closing its doors after less than a year in business, though the adjacent Marketplace at Steamtown claims this is only temporary. Run by Phoenix Theatres Entertainment in Knoxville, Tennessee, the theater’s simple Facebook post thanks […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

CULT CORNER: ‘Hell Night’ is no ‘Exorcist,’ but this Linda Blair slasher shouldn’t be overlooked

The 1980s were a decade filled with slasher films, with each being more redundant than the last. Many of these films are throwaways and largely forgettable, as was the case with “Hell Night” for a number of years. However, the film has developed a strong cult following in the decades since it was first released. […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

VIDEOS: NEPA musicians perform with ‘Polka King’ Jack Black on ‘Colbert’ and ‘Today’ show

While the NEPA Scene Podcast recorded a show with John Mikulak, whose local documentary inspired the new Netflix movie “The Polka King,” several Northeastern Pennsylvania musicians were in New York City yesterday performing polka music with its star, Jack Black, on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” which aired later that night on CBS. Black […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

CULT CORNER: ‘Don’t Torture a Duckling’ is a criminally unseen Italian murder mystery

The name Lucio Fulci is synonymous with horror, specifically over-the-top gore-filled horror. His films “Zombie,” “City of the Living Dead,” and “The Beyond” are among the pantheon of must-see movies for horror fanatics. However, he has a plethora of great titles that have been overlooked due to their lack of nonstop gore. “Don’t Torture a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre ranks 104 in Top 200 worldwide theater list based on 2017 ticket sales

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre ranks 104 in Top 200 worldwide theater list based on 2017 ticket sales

From a press release: Pollstar, the concert tour industry’s primary trade publication, has released its 2017 year-end theater listing, and the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts ranks No. 104 worldwide, based on ticket sales for the 2017 calendar year. This marks the Kirby Center’s highest year-end ranking after finishing No. 109 in 2016 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre celebrates 80th anniversary with monthly classic movie screenings

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre celebrates 80th anniversary with monthly classic movie screenings

From a press release: The building now known as the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre first opened its doors in 1938 as the Comerford Theatre, one of the area’s finest movie palaces. Today, the venue announced plans to celebrate the building’s 80th anniversary by paying tribute to its theatrical roots. “Before […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Cult classic disasterpiece ‘The Room’ screens in NEPA movie theaters on Jan. 10

Cult classic disasterpiece ‘The Room’ screens in NEPA movie theaters on Jan. 10

From a press release: Referred to as “the ‘Citizen Kane’ of bad movies,” “The Room” is receiving a remarkable resurgence due to the popularity of James Franco’s new film “The Disaster Artist,” which chronicles the making of this cult classic. Movie buffs across the nation will have the opportunity to see auteur Tommy Wiseau’s opus […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Into the Wild’ host Jack Hanna brings live animals to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

‘Into the Wild’ host Jack Hanna brings live animals to Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on April 28

From a press release: America’s most beloved animal expert, Jack Hanna, will bring his three-time Emmy Award-winning television series to the live stage with “Into the Wild Live!” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Saturday, April 28 at 3 p.m. Tickets, which are $27.50, $37.50, and $75, plus fees, are on sale now […]

 Derek Warren

CULT CORNER: Flash back to the ’80s and slash into the New Year with ‘New Year’s Evil’

CULT CORNER: Flash back to the ’80s and slash into the New Year with ‘New Year’s Evil’

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even Easter all have horror films based around holiday celebrations. The sheer idea of a horror film based about New Year’s Eve could be scary with a large volume of people in one enclosed place, but “New Year’s Evil” takes a different turn with the holiday celebration. The film follows a […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ debuts as weekly web series starting Dec. 25

VIDEO: Wilkes-Barre crime drama ‘The Barre’ debuts as weekly web series starting Dec. 25

For two years, there has been a lot of local buzz, media coverage, and some controversy surrounding “The Barre,” a crime drama series set and produced in Wilkes-Barre. After a full trailer was released last year and the first episode screened at a live event at the River Street Jazz Cafe in Plains in August, […]