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 NEPA Scene Staff

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival screens porn murder movie ‘Mope’ and more at Opera House April 25-28

Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival screens porn murder movie ‘Mope’ and more at Opera House April 25-28

From a press release: The Jim Thorpe Independent Film Festival returns for its third year with 90 new films, including dozens of Pennsylvania and United States premieres from all over the world, on Thursday, April 25 through Sunday, April 28 at the historic Mauch Chunk Opera House in Jim Thorpe. This years’ films were culled […]

 Rich Howells

‘At the Drive-In’ documentary on Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton now available on DVD and digital

‘At the Drive-In’ documentary on Mahoning Drive-In in Lehighton now available on DVD and digital

After screening at film festivals, on television, and at the local drive-in theater that is the subject of this award-winning documentary, “At the Drive-In” is finally available on DVD and digital platforms like iTunes and Amazon. Released on home video on April 9, the heartwarming movie tells the story of the Mahoning Drive-In Theater in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Sleepaway Camp’ star Felissa Rose will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

EXCLUSIVE: ‘Sleepaway Camp’ star Felissa Rose will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

As a longtime supporter of the event, NEPA Scene has signed on to be the official media sponsor of the 2019 NEPA Horror Film Festival, just in time for the fifth annual event’s first guest announcement. Festival founder Bobby Keller confirmed today that actress and producer Felissa Rose, best known for starring in the 1983 […]

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Led by ‘Friday the 13th’ star, punk/metal band First Jason tears up Finnegan’s in Scranton on May 9

Led by ‘Friday the 13th’ star, punk/metal band First Jason tears up Finnegan’s in Scranton on May 9

From a press release: It was announced this week that Chicago punk/metal band First Jason, fronted by singer and actor Ari Lehman, who played the role of the young Jason Voorhees in the classic 1980 horror film “Friday the 13th,” will terrorize Scranton with a performance at Finnegan’s Irish Rock Club on Thursday, May 9 […]

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Burton and Schumacher ‘Batman’ movies return to NEPA theaters in May for Batman’s 80th anniversary

Burton and Schumacher ‘Batman’ movies return to NEPA theaters in May for Batman’s 80th anniversary

From a press release: In select movie theaters nationwide this May, “Batman” returns… followed by “Batman Returns,” “Batman Forever,” and “Batman & Robin.” All four blockbuster cinematic adventures from the ’80s and ’90s are coming back to theaters in honor of Batman’s 80th anniversary. Each “Batman” film will play one day only in more than […]

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Nickelodeon pop star JoJo Siwa performs at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 31

Nickelodeon pop star JoJo Siwa performs at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre on Aug. 31

From a press release: Nickelodeon star and tween YouTube sensation JoJo Siwa is adding 17 dates to her first North American tour: “Nickelodeon’s JoJo Siwa D.R.E.A.M. The Tour.” Presented by Party City and produced by Nickelodeon and AEG Presents, the 70-city tour will kick off in Phoenix, Arizona on Friday, May 17 and stop in […]

 Rich Howells

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer created and played by Sylvester Stallone in a long-running film franchise, has inspired many to pursue their dreams, but none have followed in the Italian Stallion’s footsteps quite like West Scranton native Mike Kunda. From his childhood into adulthood, he has always wanted to be Rocky, but how does one […]

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Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates tells ‘Tales of Adventure’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18

Discovery’s ‘Expedition Unknown’ host Josh Gates tells ‘Tales of Adventure’ at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 18

From a press release: It was announced today that the host of Discovery Channel’s “Expedition Unknown,” Josh Gates, will appear live at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre for “An Evening of Ghosts, Monsters, and Tales of Adventure” on Friday, Oct. 18 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $35 and $75 (VIP), plus fees, go […]

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Comedian and actor Kevin James is back at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 28

Comedian and actor Kevin James is back at Sands Bethlehem Event Center on June 28

From a press release: Comedian and actor Kevin James, best known for starring in television sitcoms “The King of Queens” and “Kevin Can Wait,” will return to the Sands Bethlehem Event Center to perform a new stand-up set on Friday, June 28 at 8 p.m. Tickets, which are $49.50, $59.50, and $85, go on sale […]

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Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited ‘Don Quixote’ film screens in NEPA theaters for one night only on April 10

Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited ‘Don Quixote’ film screens in NEPA theaters for one night only on April 10

From a press release: Following nearly 30 years of development hell, North American audiences will finally get their first look at celebrated director Terry Gilliam’s long-awaited film “The Man Who Killed Don Quixote” this spring. Co-starring Adam Driver and Jonathan Pryce, the adventure comedy had its world premiere at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and […]