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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
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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 at the drive-in theater (1911 Scranton/Carbondale Hwy., Dickson City) open at 7 p.m., and admission is $7.

Get a jump on your Christmas shopping with the local history marketplace. Several Northeastern Pennsylvania authors will be on hand to sign copies of their books, including Gary Ryman, author of “Fire Men Stories from Three Generations of a Firefighting Family” and “Mayday! Firefighter Down;” Paul Browne, author of “The Coal Barons Played Cuban Giants: A History of Early Professional Baseball tn Pennsylvania, 1886-1896;” and Margo and Marnie Azzarelli, authors of “Labor Unrest in Scranton,” “Lackawanna County Chronicles,” and various “Images of America” books.

Because Christmas isn’t complete without “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” a special screening will begin at 9 p.m. A costume contest will also be held, so come dressed as your favorite “Christmas Vacation” character.

For more information about this event, 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.