Movies/TV

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All of WVIA’s original local documentary films are now streaming for free

All of WVIA’s original local documentary films are now streaming for free

From a press release: In its ongoing mission of supporting lifelong learning, VIA Public Media is opening up its entire online collection of documentary films. The library spans more than 30 years, dating back to 1987’s “A Journey to the Endless Mountains” all the way through “Peoples of the Susquehanna River” from 2017. Viewers can […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

Scranton Fringe Festival launches streaming ‘Social Distant-Scene Theatre’ during coronavirus quarantine

The annual Scranton Fringe Festival is set to return on Sept. 24-Oct. 4, so it has not been canceled or postponed like so many other events have been due to the coronavirus. Its organizers and participants, however, have been forced to cancel many other live performances in the meantime, so the event launched its own […]

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WVIA changes afternoon schedule to educational programs for students during school closures

WVIA changes afternoon schedule to educational programs for students during school closures

From a press release: Beginning on Monday, March 23, WVIA will change its afternoon television schedule from 1 p.m.-4 p.m. to air programs that can provide learn-at-home opportunities for students staying at home during school closures due to the coronavirus pandemic. Each program airing during this block will have curriculum and additional resources that parents […]

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New book about ‘The Office’ tells ‘Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s’

New book about ‘The Office’ tells ‘Untold Story of the Greatest Sitcom of the 2000s’

From a press release: When did you last hang out with Jim, Pam, Dwight, Michael, and the rest of the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin? It might have been back in 2013, when “The Office” finale aired… or it might have been last night, when you watched three episodes in a row. But either way, […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Nine years after its release, an hour-long documentary on the fascinating life of actor and playwright Jason Miller called “Miller’s Tale” is now streaming for free online. On Saturday, independent filmmaker and Scranton native Rebecca Ferris posted a short message on the film’s Facebook page following recent news of the spread of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. […]

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Original ‘King Kong’ screens in NEPA movie theaters for first time in 64 years on March 15

Original ‘King Kong’ screens in NEPA movie theaters for first time in 64 years on March 15

From a press release: Though it’s a genuine icon of American cinema and one of the most instantly recognizable creations ever put on screen, 1933’s “King Kong” has not had a nationwide theatrical re-release in 64 years. That changes on Sunday, March 15, when Fathom Events unleashes “Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World” on […]

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‘WWE Raw’ is back and filming live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on May 11

‘WWE Raw’ is back and filming live at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on May 11

From a press release: Today, the WWE announced the return of “WWE Monday Night Raw” to the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Monday, May 11 at 7:30 p.m. The flagship wrestling show is part of the longest-running episodic television program on cable TV and will air live from 8 p.m.-11 […]

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Scranton-area filmmakers Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne headline NEPA Film Festival on March 27-28

Scranton-area filmmakers Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne headline NEPA Film Festival on March 27-28

From a press release: The Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival has announced that Stephen Karam and Chris Bongirne, nationally renowned filmmakers who both grew up in the Scranton area and whose 2020 film projects have direct ties to Scranton, will headline this year’s festival, slated for Friday, March 27 through Sunday, March 29 in a variety […]

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‘The Office Night’ with Brian Baumgartner among Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2020 theme nights

‘The Office Night’ with Brian Baumgartner among Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2020 theme nights

From a press release: The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have announced their 2020 theme nights at PNC Field in Moosic. The new season opens on Thursday, April 9 at home against the Buffalo Bisons, and the RailRiders have added a bevy of theme nights and special guest appearances to their already announced daily promotional schedule, bobbleheads, and […]

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‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on March 20

‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on March 20

From a press release: Lock up your “hamberders,” America – Randy Bobandy is back on the road for another greasy “Cheeseburger Picnic.” Randy (played by Patrick Roach) will be bringing his unique comedy performance to the venues across the country. Based on the character from the hit TV series “Trailer Park Boys,” Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic […]

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