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Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘For Your Eyes Only’ July 13, local history movies Aug. 3 and Sept. 1

Circle Drive-In in Dickson City screens ‘For Your Eyes Only’ July 13, local history movies Aug. 3 and Sept. 1
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From a press release:

Join the Lackawanna Historical Society this summer for evenings of classic films and fun at the historic Circle Drive-In in Dickson City. Each month, they will feature a different movie in a great retro atmosphere.

On Wednesday, July 13, the society will celebrate the 35th anniversary of James Bond’s “For Your Eyes Only.” A special martini bar will be available in the concession stand for those who wish to purchase cocktails. Tickets are $7 per person. The gates open at 7:30 p.m., and the movie will begin at 9 p.m.

A local history double feature on Wednesday, Aug. 3 will show “The Molly Maguires” and “That Championship Season.” “The Molly Maguires” tells the story of a secret organization of Irish coal miners established in 19th century Pennsylvania, while “That Championship Season” is Jason Miller’s 1982 film adaptation of his Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway play that was set and filmed in Miller’s native Scranton. A railroad double feature on Thursday, Sept. 1 will show “Runaway Train” and “The Train” with Burt Lancaster. Tickets for both movies are $8 per person, and the screenings will begin at dusk.

The Circle Drive-in Theatre (1911 Scranton Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) was built in 1945 and is one of the longest running drive-in theaters in America. The Circle Drive-in Theater operates from the spring to September each year, showing first-run features suitable for all ages.

Also at the Circle Drive-in is the Circle Flea Fair, the largest flea market and farmers market in Northeastern Pennsylvania, offering hundreds of vendors every Sunday from March through November that includes fresh produce, antiques and collectibles, handmade arts and crafts, new and slightly used apparel, equipment, jewelry, and many more items.

The Circle Drive-In’s newest attraction, the Circle of Screams, is a Halloween attraction that runs from the end of September through the beginning of November and is sure to be a “frightful” good time.

For more information, contact the Lackawanna 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 (232 Monroe Ave., Scranton). 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. The Society receives funding from the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, the Catlin Memorial Trust, Lackawanna County, and memberships.