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Celebrate Christmas in July with ‘Christmas Vacation’ and book market at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on July 25

Celebrate Christmas in July with ‘Christmas Vacation’ and book market 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 literary marketplace and cult classic movie screening at the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Wednesday, July 25, complete with holiday music and Christmas decorations.

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 during this festive evening 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;” Stephanie Longo, author of “Images of Modern America: Italians of Lackawanna County;” Ron Moskalczak, author of “Scranton’s Automotive History;” Jay Luke, author of “When Coal Was Queen;” S. Robert Powell, creator of a DVD series chronicling the history of the Delaware and Hudson Canal, and Nick Petula, author of numerous local history titles, including “Brewed in Scranton,” “Pioneer Neighborhood,” “A History of the Scranton Public Schools,” and “A History of Scranton Professional Baseball.”

Because Christmas isn’t complete without “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” starring Chevy Chase and Randy Quaid, a special screening will begin at dusk. 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.