Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City hosts B-movie roadshow of ‘Dracula vs. Frankenstein’ on May 26

Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City hosts B-movie roadshow of ‘Dracula vs. Frankenstein’ on May 26

From a press release: Following a successful opening last weekend with coronavirus safety protocols in place, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City is welcoming a B-movie roadshow among its regular showings of mainstream Hollywood films. As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on the movie industry, major indoor theater chains are still closed. In addition, studios and […]

 Rich Howells

Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opens May 1 with coronavirus safety protocols

Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City opens May 1 with coronavirus safety protocols

Some people believe the concept of the drive-in theater is old and outdated, but during a pandemic that requires social distancing, there may be no better place to watch a film in public. While indoor movie theaters across the country remain closed due to COVID-19, the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City is preparing to […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA is now live on YouTube TV for subscribers, offering NEPA and PBS content

WVIA is now live on YouTube TV for subscribers, offering NEPA and PBS content

From a press release: VIA Public Media is now streaming live on YouTube TV starting today. Dedicated live channels for WVIA and PBS Kids, as well as on-demand programming, are now available to YouTube TV subscribers, expanding PBS’s digital footprint and offering viewers additional ways to stream PBS content. To access the full lineup available […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Online screening of ‘Vinyl Nation’ documentary benefits indie record stores like Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City

Online screening of ‘Vinyl Nation’ documentary benefits indie record stores like Gallery of Sound in Wilkes-Barre and Dickson City

“Vinyl Nation,” a documentary about the resurgence of vinyl records, the diversification of vinyl fans, and what this means for America today, was scheduled to premiere in theaters and with some special record store screenings on the weekend of Record Store Day, but that all changed because of the coronavirus pandemic. To help record stores […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘WWE Raw’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre postponed, rescheduled to ‘SmackDown’ on Oct. 30

‘WWE Raw’ at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre postponed, rescheduled to ‘SmackDown’ on Oct. 30

From a press release: Today, the WWE announced that the “WWE Monday Night Raw” event originally scheduled for Monday, May 11 at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township has been postponed and rescheduled to “WWE Friday Night SmackDown” on Friday, Oct. 30. All original tickets will be honored for the rescheduled […]

 Rich Howells

Sylvester Stallone endorses documentary on Scranton Rocky impersonator now trending on Amazon Prime

Sylvester Stallone endorses documentary on Scranton Rocky impersonator now trending on Amazon Prime

“The Pretender,” a documentary that follows the quirky story of a daydreamer from Scranton who became a Rocky Balboa impersonator and tour guide in Philadelphia, has been available to stream on Amazon Prime since last October, but a recent endorsement from Sylvester Stallone himself has caused the movie to trend and find a wider audience […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA launches ‘Look for the Helpers,’ seeks stories of caring people during coronavirus pandemic

WVIA launches ‘Look for the Helpers,’ seeks stories of caring people during coronavirus pandemic

From a press release: Mister Rogers once said, “When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Inspired by the legendary television personality Fred Rogers, VIA Public Media has announced the launch […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

WVIA partners with Pennsylvania Department of Education for Learning at Home programming

WVIA partners with Pennsylvania Department of Education for Learning at Home programming

From a press release: With Pennsylvania’s schools closed indefinitely, many families will struggle to find a path for continuing their child’s education. WVIA and Pennsylvania Public Television have announced a partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of Education to expand its recently launched Learn at Home initiative to provide instructional programming through the seven PBS member […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]