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Circle Drive-In screens classic James Bond double feature on Aug. 26 and Lizabeth Scott films on Sept. 20

Circle Drive-In screens classic James Bond double feature on Aug. 26 and Lizabeth Scott films on Sept. 20
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From a press release:

The Lackawanna Historical Society is joining up with the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City to screen two great evenings of classic films in a classic setting.

On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Circle Drive-In will show a James Bond double feature – admission is (double “0”) $7 per person – marking the 30th anniversary of “A View to a Kill” and the 50th anniversary of “Thunderball.”

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, they will present a Lizabeth Scott film festival for $8 to pay tribute to the Scranton native and legendary film star, who passed away on Jan. 31. Showings that evening will be “Dead Reckoning” (1947) starring Scott and Humphrey Bogart and “Loving You” (1957), in which Scott appears with Elvis Presley in his first starring role. Both events will benefit the Lackawanna Historical Society.

To add to the excitement, on Aug. 26, starting at 5:30 p.m., the Six East restaurant will host a pre-film reception where, for (double “0”) $7, guests can enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, view an exhibit of James Bond memorabilia, and purchase a “martini, shaken not stirred” from the cash bar. Reservations can be made by calling the Historical Society at 570-344-3841. The Circle will also show a sneak preview of the next James Bond film, “Spectre,” set to be released in November.

On Sept. 30, the fun continues with the Lizabeth Scott Film Festival, which the Historical Society hopes will inform local residents about one of Scranton’s own who “made it big” during the middle of the last century. She was born Emma Matzo in 1922 in Scranton before breaking out as a start of film noir in the 1940s. LHS trustee and Scott fan Richard Leonori will offer a short introduction about Scott before the films.

For more information or reservations, call the Historical Society at 570-344-3841 or e-mail

Founded in 1886 as the Lackawanna Institute of History and Science, the Lackawanna Historical Society provides the community with a record of local history through its museum and library collections, exhibits, and programs. In 1942, from the bequest of George H. Catlin, the society established its permanent home at Catlin’s 1912 residence. In 1965, Lackawanna County designated the Lackawanna Historical Society as the official county historical society, and the society continues to serve the county as a center for local history resources. It is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.