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Gilbert Gottfried chats with Scranton comedian about stealing toiletries, selfies with Nazis, and more hilarity

Gilbert Gottfried chats with Scranton comedian about stealing toiletries, selfies with Nazis, and more hilarity

While he felt it was an honor and a blast chatting with Gilbert Gottfried before his gig at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in 2015, when it was announced that he would return to Scranton to perform at the Ritz Theater on Friday, April 27, editor Rich Howells wanted to try something different this time […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried returns to Scranton to perform at Ritz Theater on April 27

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried returns to Scranton to perform at Ritz Theater on April 27

From a press release: After performing at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in 2015, the Scranton Comedy Club and DamnMillennial! Promotions is bringing comedian Gilbert Gottfried back to downtown Scranton, this time at the Ritz Theater on Friday, April 27. Known for his dirty and boundary-pushing jokes, distinctive voice work, and many television and movie […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with free, family-friendly entertainment at Ritz Theater in Scranton

Celebrate New Year’s Eve with free, family-friendly entertainment at Ritz Theater in Scranton

From a press release: With the annual First Night Scranton ending in 2016 after 16 years, Lackawanna County and the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA are stepping up to host a free, family-friendly New Year’s Eve celebration at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. Starting at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 31 and […]

 Rich Howells

SUZE and Half Dollar kick off concerts in revived Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 22

SUZE and Half Dollar kick off concerts in revived Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 22

While the Ritz Theater building in downtown Scranton has served many different purposes over the years, the actual theater, which includes a huge stage and movie screen, has lay dormant since it was renovated and reopened as a dinner theater and piano bar in 2008, only to close again soon after. The Creative and Performing […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Scranton Fringe Festival brings Ritz Theater building back to life on Oct. 3

Scranton Fringe Festival brings Ritz Theater building back to life on Oct. 3

There are quite a few historic buildings in downtown Scranton that unfortunately remain empty or underutilized, with one of the most famous being The Ritz Theater. While its first floor is home to small businesses like Terra Preta and A Roberts Coin & Jewelry, its second floor has been collecting dust for years. That will […]