Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre climbs to 99 in Top 200 worldwide theater list based on 2017 ticket sales

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre climbs to 99 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 mid-year reports, and the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Wilkes-Barre once again ranks No. 99 worldwide, based on ticket sales for the first half of the calendar year. The mid-year report also reflects the Kirby […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Pulitzer-winning poet and NPR book critic speaking at PA Writers Conference at Wilkes University Aug. 4-5

Pulitzer-winning poet and NPR book critic speaking at PA Writers Conference at Wilkes University Aug. 4-5

From a press release: Get your pens ready because Wilkes University’s Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing has announced the full program for the third annual Pennsylvania Writers Conference. The two-day event celebrates all genres of writing and features workshops and panels with authors, editors, literary agents, and film producers. These sessions are offered […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Christmas in July with marketplace and ‘Christmas Vacation’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

Celebrate Christmas in July with marketplace and ‘Christmas Vacation’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

From a press release: It’s almost halfway to Christmas, so the Lackawanna Historical Society will celebrate Christmas in July with a marketplace and movie screening at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Tuesday, July 25. Gates open at 7 p.m., and admission is $7. Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with the local […]

 Rich Howells

‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast performs at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 22

‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast performs at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 22

Local fans of “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” won’t have to wait until October to see the cult film on the big screen again – the Sweet Translucent Dreams shadow cast, who regularly perform in Bethlehem and Emmaus, will bring their live show to the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City on Saturday, July 22. […]

 Joe Evans

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a smooth, near-perfect summer action movie ride

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Baby Driver’ is a smooth, near-perfect summer action movie ride

In the past week or so, the hype train has been barreling faster and faster for Edgar Wright’s latest effort. If you ask Rotten Tomatoes or one of the critics at SXSW in Austin, Texas, “Baby Driver” is the greatest thing since “Citizen Kane.” I’ll say right off the top – I really enjoyed my […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

The Top 12 DVDs/Blu-rays in NEPA, 06/14/17

The Top 12 DVDs/Blu-rays in NEPA, 06/14/17

Joe Nardone’s Gallery of Sound has provided NEPA Scene with the Top 12 bestselling DVDs in its Northeastern Pennsylvania stores from the previous week. “D” indicates a debut this week. Top 12 DVDs in NEPA 1. The Beatles – Eight Days a Week 2. Roy Orbison – Black and White Night 30th Anniversary Edition 3. […]

 Rich Howells

Al Pacino will play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in upcoming HBO movie

Al Pacino will play Penn State coach Joe Paterno in upcoming HBO movie

After suspending production back in 2014, it was reported today that an HBO movie about Joe Paterno is moving forward again with Academy Award winner Al Pacino cast as the disgraced former Penn State football coach, with Barry Levinson serving as director and executive producer. Levinson previously directed another HBO project, “You Don’t Know Jack,” […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, expands into full series this fall

‘Ink Master: Angels,’ starring Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, expands into full series this fall

From a press release: As another local tattoo artist, Derek Zielinski, prepares to compete in Season 9 of “Ink Master,” which premieres this Tuesday, June 6 at 10 p.m. on Spike, it was announced today that spin-off show “Ink Master: Angels,” starring Season 8 winner, Shavertown resident, and Kingston tattoo artist Ryan Ashley Malarkey, has […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Peter Pan’ broadcasts live from National Theatre in London to NEPA theaters on June 11

‘Peter Pan’ broadcasts live from National Theatre in London to NEPA theaters on June 11

From a press release: Following its hugely successful run at the National Theatre, “NT Live: Peter Pan” will hit cinemas nationwide for a special one-day event. Directed by Sally Cookson and co-produced by Bristol Old Vic, the wondrously inventive production of J.M. Barrie’s cherished tale will be shown at 11 a.m. on Sunday, June 11 […]

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‘The Office’ star Craig Robinson performs stand-up at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on June 3

‘The Office’ star Craig Robinson performs stand-up at Mt. Airy Casino Resort in Mt. Pocono on June 3

From a press release: Actor, comedian, and singer Craig Robinson, best known for playing Darryl Philbin in NBC sitcom “The Office” and his roles in movies like “Pineapple Express” and “Hot Tub Time Machine,” will perform stand-up comedy in Gypsies Lounge at Mount Airy Casino Resort in Mount Pocono on Saturday, June 3 at 8 […]