Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Annie,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ and ‘The Incredibles’ screening for free in downtown Scranton

‘Annie,’ ‘Big Hero 6,’ ‘Muppets Most Wanted,’ and ‘The Incredibles’ screening for free in downtown Scranton

From a press release: Scranton Tomorrow has announced that Lackawanna County will be a presenting sponsor for the fifth annual “Drive in Downtown” free outdoor summer movie series on Lackawanna County Courthouse Square. Held on the 200 block of North Washington Avenue, the series kicks off tonight, July 16, with “Annie.” Drive in Downtown will […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Jerry Springer hosting ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 22

Jerry Springer hosting ‘The Price is Right Live!’ at the Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 22

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre will host “The Price is Right Live!” on Thursday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m. – same show, new prizes, new host! For the tour’s second visit to the Kirby Center, Jerry Springer will bring his expertise from hosting “America’s Got Talent” […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Trouble with Cali’ is as awful as people say – which is why you should see it

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Trouble with Cali’ is as awful as people say – which is why you should see it

At the free local premiere of “The Trouble with Cali” on July 9, the seats of the Scranton Cultural Center were a little over half empty. Or, if you’re an optimist, it was half full, but with all the press regarding the shady production and belabored release of this taxpayer-funded running joke, it’s hard to […]

 Rich Howells

Guys vs. girls improv comedy night on July 20 will help fund indie sci-fi film ‘Solacium’

Guys vs. girls improv comedy night on July 20 will help fund indie sci-fi film ‘Solacium’

Men vs. women. Spain vs. France. It sounds like the plot of a movie, but it’s actually raising money to fund one. Wait, what? Let’s start at the beginning. Scranton writer and blogger Tom Borthwick wrote a short science fiction story called “Living in the Singularity” (which can be read here or purchased in an […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WWE Smackdown back at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 8

WWE Smackdown back at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Sept. 8

From a press release: After another successful WWE event in Wilkes-Barre on May 26, the wrestling entertainment company announced today that it’s bringing Smackdown back to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 8. WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins, Roman Reigns, Dean Ambrose, Bray Wyatt, the WWE Divas, and many more […]

 Rich Howells

‘Marvel Experience’ summer tour canceled abruptly after Philadelphia run

‘Marvel Experience’ summer tour canceled abruptly after Philadelphia run

After running from June 19 through July 5 at the Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, the rest of “The Marvel Experience” summer tour has been cancelled, according to the Associated Press. “The World’s First Hyper-Reality Tour” traveled to Phoenix, Dallas, and San Diego and was retooled before it came to Philly, but it seems the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F” screening in Moosic, Dickson City, and Stroudsburg theaters Aug. 4-11

‘Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F” screening in Moosic, Dickson City, and Stroudsburg theaters Aug. 4-11

From a press release: Hot on the heels of last year’s summer blockbuster, “Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods,” the internationally beloved animated franchise, “Dragon Ball Z,” is back in theaters with a highly-anticipated new release, “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F,’” presented by FUNimation Entertainment in partnership with Fathom Events. “Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection ‘F’” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Paul Sorvino’s ‘The Trouble with Cali’ will screen for free July 9-11 at the Scranton Cultural Center

Paul Sorvino’s ‘The Trouble with Cali’ will screen for free July 9-11 at the Scranton Cultural Center

From a press release: The Lackawanna County commissioners will be rolling out the red carpet in July for the long-awaited Scranton premiere of “The Trouble with Cali” – whether people will be buying popcorn or rotten tomatoes is yet to be seen. Details for the community showing of the controversial taxpayer-funded film were announced earlier […]

 Brittany Boote

PHOTOS: Big Time Wrestling at the Lackawanna College Student Union Gym in Scranton, 06/05/15

PHOTOS: Big Time Wrestling at the Lackawanna College Student Union Gym in Scranton, 06/05/15

There was a line running out the door to get into the Lackawanna College Student Union Gymnasium on Friday, June 5, and for good reason – wrestling had finally returned to the building formerly known as the Scranton Catholic Youth Center. Well-known WWE superstars like Bret “The Hitman” Hart, Rob Van Dam, Sabu, Jerry Sags, […]

 Bill Thomas

Wrestling returns to the former Scranton CYC with Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, Rob Van Dam, Sabu, and more on June 5

Wrestling returns to the former Scranton CYC with Bret ‘The Hitman’ Hart, Rob Van Dam, Sabu, and more on June 5

Local wrestler hopes to see the sport make a comeback at the Lackawanna College Student Union Gym

It’s not Madison Square Garden or Korakuen Hall. It’s not even Philadelphia’s Viking Hall. But the building at 500 Jefferson Avenue in Scranton has a long legacy in the history of professional wrestling. Once, it was known as the Scranton Catholic Youth Center, and just about every WWE wrestler from Bruno Sammartino to Mick Foley, […]

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