Movies/TV

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Monty Python star John Cleese returns to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 19

Monty Python star John Cleese returns to F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 19

From a press release: It was announced today that living comedy legend John Cleese of Monty Python fame will return to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Monday, Oct. 19 at 7:30 p.m., this time examining the dysfunctional world we live in with his live show “Why There Is No Hope.” His previous visit […]

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Allentown Symphony Orchestra performs ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ live with film at PPL Center on Aug. 15

Allentown Symphony Orchestra performs ‘Star Wars: A New Hope’ live with film at PPL Center on Aug. 15

From a press release: The Allentown Symphony Association will present “Star Wars: A New Hope In Concert,” featuring a screening of the complete film with Oscar-winning composer John Williams’ musical score performed live on Saturday, Aug. 15 at 7:30 p.m. at the PPL Center in Allentown. The Allentown Symphony Orchestra will perform, led by guest […]

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TCM shows ‘Big Screen Classics’ in select NEPA movie theaters every month in 2020

TCM shows ‘Big Screen Classics’ in select NEPA movie theaters every month in 2020

From a press release: In 2020, 14 of movie history’s greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in select movie theaters across the country as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series. Among the highlights of this […]

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The Office Super Fan Festival debuts at Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels in Scranton July 24-26

The Office Super Fan Festival debuts at Marketplace at Steamtown and Levels in Scranton July 24-26

Despite ending in 2013 after nine seasons on NBC, “The Office” is just as popular as ever, but it has been years since Scranton celebrated the hit comedy show with a convention in the home of the fictional Dunder Mifflin Paper Company. That all changes in 2020 with The Office Super Fan Festival, a brand […]

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F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2020 classic movie series with ‘Molly Maguires,’ ‘Princess Bride,’ and more

F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces 2020 classic movie series with ‘Molly Maguires,’ ‘Princess Bride,’ and more

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center has announced the first half of its “Classic Movies at the Kirby” series, sponsored by Flashback Cinema for the third consecutive year. One Friday each month, the Wilkes-Barre theater will show a classic movie on the big screen. Each showing will include an on-screen introduction by Flashback […]

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Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 premiere with live Q&A in NEPA theaters on Jan. 5

Watch ‘Doctor Who’ Season 12 premiere with live Q&A in NEPA theaters on Jan. 5

From a press release: After traveling through space and time, the TARDIS is returning to movie theaters nationwide for a special one-day-only appearance. On Sunday, Jan. 5 at 2 p.m., Whovians across the nation can gather at their local cinema to see the “Doctor Who” Season 12 premiere episode, followed by an exclusive early unveiling […]

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Barry Bostwick joins Barbara Eden on stage for ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1

Barry Bostwick joins Barbara Eden on stage for ‘Love Letters’ at Scranton Cultural Center on Feb. 1

From a press release: When it was first announced back in June, Hal Linden was set to appear opposite Barbara Eden in the A.R. Gurney play “Love Letters” at the Scranton Cultural Center at the Masonic Temple on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m., but due to a scheduling conflict, Barry Bostwick will take his […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ wraps sequel trilogy well but falls short as ‘Star Wars’ saga closer

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Rise of Skywalker’ wraps sequel trilogy well but falls short as ‘Star Wars’ saga closer

Editor’s note: This review is spoiler-free and does not reveal any major plot details. Much like its protagonist Rey, “The Rise of Skywalker” has nearly impossible expectations to live up to. As Disney’s marketing campaign has repeated again and again, this movie is not only the end of the sequel trilogy, but the entire Skywalker […]

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See and smell John Waters film ‘Polyester’ with ‘Odorama’ at Scranton Public Library on Jan. 15

See and smell John Waters film ‘Polyester’ with ‘Odorama’ at Scranton Public Library on Jan. 15

From a press release: The Scranton Public Library is kicking off its 2020 Classic Movie Night series with a very special screening of John Waters’ 1981 cult classic “Polyester,” starring Divine and Tab Hunter, on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. The free screening will recreate the film’s original theatrical experience by the use of […]

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‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 12

‘Impractical Jokers’ comedy troupe comes to Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 12

From a press release: The Tenderloins Comedy Troupe, the creators and stars of truTV’s hit show “Impractical Jokers,” announced a brand new live comedy tour today called The Scoopski Potatoes Tour. Launching this summer, the 30+ city tour is produced by Outback Presents, as well as Live Nation. Off the heels of the Season 2 […]

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