Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and ‘Cash Cab’ host Ben Bailey performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on April 18

Comedian and ‘Cash Cab’ host Ben Bailey performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on April 18

From a press release: It was announced today that comedian Ben Bailey, best known as the Emmy Award-winning host of “Cash Cab,” will perform stand-up live at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $32 for regular reserved seating and $37 for premium reserved seating, go on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn about anxiety at free ‘Angst’ film screening and talk at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 15

Learn about anxiety at free ‘Angst’ film screening and talk at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 15

From a press release: Studio BE will present a free screening of the documentary film “Angst” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. In addition to this movie about anxiety and its effects, the evening will feature speaker Dr. Tiffany Griffiths, an in-person reading by Trauma Informed Mind […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedy legend John Cleese performs at Hershey Theatre on Oct. 17

Comedy legend John Cleese performs at Hershey Theatre on Oct. 17

From a press release: It was announced today that living comedy legend John Cleese will bring his uniquely British brand of humor to the Hershey Theatre in Hershey on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which start at $61.85, plus processing fees, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. and […]

 The Conversation

When de-aging De Niro and Pacino, ‘The Irishman’ animators tried to avoid pitfalls of the past

When de-aging De Niro and Pacino, ‘The Irishman’ animators tried to avoid pitfalls of the past

If you thought 76-year-old Robert De Niro and 79-year-old Al Pacino were done starring in blockbuster gangster films, think again. Both assume lead roles in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” which chronicles the life of hitman Frank Sheeran and labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa over several decades. Different actors weren’t cast to play the younger versions […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Irishman’ paints Scorsese mob film legacy with mature brush

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘The Irishman’ paints Scorsese mob film legacy with mature brush

Before an advance screening of “The Irishman” began last Monday at R/C Movies 14 in Wilkes-Barre, filmmaker Robert May stood in the same theater where his directorial debut, “Kids for Cash,” premiered locally and told the crowd that he felt it was important to have a local screening in addition to those planned at the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and ‘Community’ star Joel McHale performs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 22

Comedian and ‘Community’ star Joel McHale performs at Mohegan Sun Pocono in Wilkes-Barre on Feb. 22

From a press release: It was announced this week that comedian, actor, and television host Joel McHale, best known for playing the character Jeff Winger on the hit NBC sitcom “Community” and hosting “The Soup” on E! for over a decade, will bring his stand-up comedy to the Keystone Grand Ballroom of Mohegan Sun Pocono […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Mister Rogers’ actor David Newell will meet fans at ‘Beautiful Day’ movie screening at Cinemark in Moosic on Dec. 8

‘Mister Rogers’ actor David Newell will meet fans at ‘Beautiful Day’ movie screening at Cinemark in Moosic on Dec. 8

From a press release: WVIA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBS with a special screening of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which stars Tom Hanks as iconic children’s television personality Fred Rogers. Attendees will have the chance to see this new film on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Cinemark 20 in Moosic with special […]

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Talk with William Shatner live at ‘Star Trek II’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 17

Talk with William Shatner live at ‘Star Trek II’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 17

From a press release: Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 17 for an unforgettable night with the one and only William Shatner, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the big […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Meet producers of PBS’ ‘Retro Report’ at free WVIA event in Pittston on Nov. 12

Meet producers of PBS’ ‘Retro Report’ at free WVIA event in Pittston on Nov. 12

From a press release: VIA Public Media will host the producers of the new television current events series “Retro Report” on PBS for a screening and community conversation this Tuesday, Nov. 12 at 7 p.m. in the WVIA Public Media Studios in Pittston. The public is invited to make free reservations at wvia.org. “Retro Report” […]

 The Conversation

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

New York’s newest tourist attraction isn’t a museum, park, or art installation. It’s a stairway. Sandwiched between apartment buildings in the Bronx, it’s been dubbed by moviegoers the “Joker Stairs,” earning its name and fame after being featured prominently in “Joker.” Since the film’s release, fans have flocked to the stairs, where they’ve been posing […]

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