Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screens for free during Holiday Food Drive at Lackawanna College on Dec. 6

‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ screens for free during Holiday Food Drive at Lackawanna College on Dec. 6

From a press release: “It’s a Wonderful Life,” a holiday tradition and a cornerstone of the movie industry, will be screening at the Peoples Security Bank Theater at Lackawanna College in Scranton on Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sponsored by Lackawanna County, the movie is free and open to the public. […]

 Rich Howells

Recurring ‘Gilmore Girls’ character lives in Scranton in new Netflix series ‘A Year in the Life’

Recurring ‘Gilmore Girls’ character lives in Scranton in new Netflix series ‘A Year in the Life’

Since the popular television series “Gilmore Girls” ended after seven seasons, fans have been wondering what their favorite residents of the fictional Connecticut town of Stars Hollow have been up to since 2007. Netflix has answered that question with “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life,” a new miniseries released last Friday, Nov. 25 that […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: Visually stunning ‘Moana’ rivals ‘Frozen’ as best Disney animated movie in years

MOVIE REVIEW: Visually stunning ‘Moana’ rivals ‘Frozen’ as best Disney animated movie in years

Disney’s animation studio is just recently hitting its stride. They hit what many would consider the peak of its glory with 2013’s cultural phenomenon “Frozen.” “Moana,” however, takes what the studio got right with “Frozen” and built on its foundations with its follow-up effort. I’m going to say this right off the top, just to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Everything that’s coming to and leaving Netflix in December

Everything that’s coming to and leaving Netflix in December

While we recommend going out and supporting the local arts and entertainment scene as frequently as possible, sometimes you need to just curl up on the couch and watch some Netflix, particularly as the weather gets colder. Here’s the full list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what will be leaving in December. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ during Holiday Arts Market on Nov. 26

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ during Holiday Arts Market on Nov. 26

From a press release: Small Business Saturday will once again equal big holiday fun in downtown Wilkes-Barre. The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre has announced the schedule of activities for its second annual Holiday Arts Market, which will be held on Saturday, Nov. 26 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. as part of Wilkes-Barre’s seventh annual Small […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is world-building magic worth discovering

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is world-building magic worth discovering

Like Fawkes rising again from his own ashes, the wizarding world of Harry Potter is back in “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” This time, however, there’s a distinct lack of boys who lived. Instead, audiences are treated to a journey through 1920s New York City through the eyes of introverted magical beast aficionado […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Anime classic ‘Spirited Away’ screens for 15th anniversary in Moosic and Stroudsburg Dec. 4-5

Anime classic ‘Spirited Away’ screens for 15th anniversary in Moosic and Stroudsburg Dec. 4-5

From a press release: Enter an enchanted world of witches, dragons, and spirits in “Spirited Away,” director Hayao Miyazaki’s critically acclaimed story that became a worldwide phenomenon, cementing Studio Ghibli’s legacy as one of the foremost animation studios in the world. “Spirited Away: 15th Anniversary” will celebrate the anniversary of the Academy Award-winning animated film […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘WWE SmackDown’ sells out Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Undertaker makes big announcement

‘WWE SmackDown’ sells out Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre, Undertaker makes big announcement

From a press release: The SMG-managed Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township was jam packed last night for the 900th episode of “WWE SmackDown Live,” which was broadcast live to the country on the USA network. The sold-out show was the first live televised show for the venue since it hosted “WWE […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Outplay potential competitors at ‘Survivor’ casting call at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 20

Outplay potential competitors at ‘Survivor’ casting call at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 20

From a press release: CBS’s hit reality show “Survivor” returns to Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre for an open casting call on Tuesday, Dec. 20. If you think you have what it takes to outwit, outplay, and outlast your competitors, you’ll have your chance to try out from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Keystone Grand […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Star Trek’ star George Takei’s Broadway musical ‘Allegiance’ playing in NEPA theaters on Dec. 13

‘Star Trek’ star George Takei’s Broadway musical ‘Allegiance’ playing in NEPA theaters on Dec. 13

From a press release: Straight from Broadway and inspired by the true-life experiences of George Takei (“Star Trek,” “Heroes”), “Allegiance” tells the moving story of one family, much like Takei’s, whose life is upended by the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II. “George Takei’s Allegiance: The Broadway Musical on the Big Screen” comes […]