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Scranton Cultural Center hosts free screening of ‘Matilda’ with craft workshop on Feb. 18

Scranton Cultural Center hosts free screening of ‘Matilda’ with craft workshop on Feb. 18
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From a press release:

The Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple will be screening the 1996 children’s film “Matilda,” directed by Danny DeVito and based on the classic Roald Dahl book, on Saturday, Feb. 18 as the second event in its new series of free films and crafts.

A craft workshop will be held at 10 a.m., and the film will be shown at 11 a.m.

Matilda Wormwood is only 5 years old, but she is a genius, often escaping in a world of books. Unfortunately, her parents are too stupid to even notice. Worse than that, her school’s horrible headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, is a bully who makes life difficult for everyone she meets. Matilda befriends Miss Honey, her school teacher. She soon realizes Matilda’s unusual talents, but winds up amazed upon discovering the full extent of Matilda’s powers. The film is approximately 98 minutes in length and is rated PG.

The craft workshop begins at 10 a.m. in Craftsmen Hall on the third floor of the SCC (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton), and the film begins at 11 a.m. in Shopland Hall on the fourth floor. Tickets are free, but convenience charges do apply when reserving online or by phone. Reserving tickets in advance is strongly encouraged. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

Tickets can be acquired at the Fidelity Bank Box Office at the SCC in person, by calling 570-344-1111, or via all Ticketmaster outlets. For additional information and a full schedule of events, visit

This event is presented by Toyota of Scranton and sponsored by Pediatrics of NEPA, Smiles 4 Keeps, UGI, and Giant Floor. It is supported by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and the Lackawanna County Arts and Culture Department.