Movies/TV

 Rich Howells

Great Scott! The heavy future of art, technology, and business in Scranton and NEPA

Great Scott! The heavy future of art, technology, and business in Scranton and NEPA

The “Back to the Future” trilogy is iconic in so many ways, but for artist and web designer Kyle Ruane, it’s all about the shoes. To promote “Great Scott!” – a “BTTF”-themed art show at his business, Coalwork, in Scranton – the co-owner came up with a series of bright but simple illustrations that show […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Centralia, the Pennsylvania town that inspired ‘Silent Hill,’ getting NBC TV show pilot

Centralia, the Pennsylvania town that inspired ‘Silent Hill,’ getting NBC TV show pilot

The creepy Pennsylvania town that inspired the 2006 “Silent Hill” movie may be getting its own television show. After competing with multiple bidders, NBC has ordered a pilot for a new drama based in the nearly empty ghost town, where a mine fire has been burning underground since 1962 and only a handful of residents […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: New ‘Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens’ trailer released

“The Force… it’s calling to you. Just let it in.” Gladly! Continuing the trend started in the previous two teaser trailers, the full trailer for “Star Wars: Episode VII – The Force Awakens” released earlier tonight during Monday Night Football reveals more footage, but stops short of giving away major plot points or showing certain […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ returns to Scranton for Halloween events on Oct. 30-31

Dan Yeager, who played Leatherface in ‘Texas Chainsaw 3D,’ returns to Scranton for Halloween events on Oct. 30-31

From a press release: After stopping in Northeastern Pennsylvania last year for the Infect Scranton horror convention, actor and writer Dan Yeager, who played the infamous killer Leatherface in 2013’s “Texas Chainsaw 3D,” will return to the Electric City on Friday, Oct. 30 and Saturday, Oct. 31 for various Halloween-themed events. His full schedule is […]

 Bill Thomas

VHS rises from the dead for Electric City Shocker Theater in Scranton

VHS rises from the dead for Electric City Shocker Theater in Scranton

Cult classic films screen on VHS on Saturday, Oct. 17 at Ale Mary's

Flashback time: You’re a kid again. Friday night, you and your friends scour the video rental store racks for the creepiest, bloodiest, most I’m-way-too-young-to-be-watching-this horror flicks you can get your mitts on. Later, you and your buddies huddle around the TV set like cavemen around the first fire, gorging yourselves on junk food and lurid […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Double feature of Universal’s ‘Dracula’ and Spanish ‘Drácula’ screening in Moosic, Dickson City, and Stroudsburg Oct. 25-28

Double feature of Universal’s ‘Dracula’ and Spanish ‘Drácula’ screening in Moosic, Dickson City, and Stroudsburg Oct. 25-28

From a press release: Fathom Events has partnered with Turner Classic Movies all year long to bring classic films back to theaters across the country, and next in the series is a double feature of Universal Pictures’ “Dracula” and the Spanish “Drácula” on Sunday, Oct. 25 and Wednesday, Oct. 28. Each title in the “TCM […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

John Carpenter’s original horror classic ‘Halloween’ screening one night only in Center Valley on Oct. 29

John Carpenter’s original horror classic ‘Halloween’ screening one night only in Center Valley on Oct. 29

From a press release: The original horror classic, John Carpenter’s “Halloween” (1978), is returning to the big screen for a special one-night event on Thursday, Oct. 29 at 7:30 p.m. Fathom Events, in partnership with SpectiCast, will present this fan favorite in its entirety with an exclusive introduction by Carpenter, providing insights on “Halloween” and […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘The Iron Giant’ re-released ‘Signature Edition’ screening in Dickson City theater on Sept. 30 and Oct. 4

‘The Iron Giant’ re-released ‘Signature Edition’ screening in Dickson City theater on Sept. 30 and Oct. 4

From a press release: Warner Bros. Pictures and Fathom Events have announced that tickets are now on sale for the animated action adventure “The Iron Giant,” which is being re-released in theaters for a limited engagement, remastered and enhanced with two all-new scenes as “The Iron Giant: Signature Edition.” This special screening comes to U.S. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

TV actors improvise original audio play ‘A Knock on the Door’ at Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 2-4

TV actors improvise original audio play ‘A Knock on the Door’ at Scranton Fringe Fest Oct. 2-4

From a press release: The creative team behind the iTunes podcast Geste is bringing an exciting new experience to the Scranton Fringe Festival in October. “A Knock on the Door” is an improvised audio drama in which audience suggestions guide three actors and one sound effects artist to create a new play for each performance. […]

 Rich Howells

VIDEO: Cafe Metro closed 5 years ago today, so relive the musical memories in this short documentary

“The Cafe Metropolis’ last waltz was September 18, 2010. Big thanks to everyone for your support over the last 14 years. So long, and thanks for all the fish.” That message still remains on what’s left of Cafe Metro’s website. It’s been exactly five years since the legendary hole-in-the-wall closed its doors in downtown Wilkes-Barre, […]

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