Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual ‘Christmas Vacation’ chat with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo on Nov. 28

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual ‘Christmas Vacation’ chat with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo on Nov. 28

From a press release: Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold, for a virtual salute to the holiday classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Saturday, Nov. 28. The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced today that Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) will lead audiences through a special […]

 Rich Howells

Get your picture with ‘Frank’ from ‘Donnie Darko’ at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Oct. 31

Get your picture with ‘Frank’ from ‘Donnie Darko’ at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Oct. 31

He’s been watching you. Come… closer. Wear your stupid man suit, or whatever you like, and meet Frank the rabbit from the cult classic movie “Donnie Darko” at The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston on Halloween, coming up next Saturday, Oct. 31. Professional photos with Frank will be taken by Amy Bezek Photography […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Live ‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast returns to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 30

Live ‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast returns to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 30

Back by popular demand, local “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast Sweet Translucent Dreams will return to the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City just before Halloween on Friday, Oct. 30. Last month, Sweet Translucent Dreams packed the place as this quirky classic film celebrated its 45th anniversary across the country with screenings at drive-in […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Friday the 13th Part III’ showing in 3D for free at Scranton Public Library on Oct. 28

‘Friday the 13th Part III’ showing in 3D for free at Scranton Public Library on Oct. 28

From a press release: After taking a break due to the coronavirus pandemic, free Wednesday Movie Matinees returned to the Scranton Public Library this month with “Little Women” and “Jojo Rabbit.” Reservations and masks are required for these events, and seating is limited and socially distanced. The next matinee will feature the John Waters comedy […]

 The Conversation

Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ – why Henry James’ eerie tale still inspires so many adaptations

Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ – why Henry James’ eerie tale still inspires so many adaptations

New on Netflix, “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is the latest in a long line of adaptations of Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw” (1898) that began in 1954 with Benjamin Britten’s opera. Since then, there has been more than 25 others. Adapters’ enduring fascination with James’ “irresponsible little fiction” can be summed up […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

RiffTrax carves up cheesy horror movie ‘Jack-O’ in NEPA movie theaters on Oct. 21

RiffTrax carves up cheesy horror movie ‘Jack-O’ in NEPA movie theaters on Oct. 21

From a press release: The hilarious RiffTrax guys – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame – are back in select movie theaters to take a few funny stabs at a cheesy ’90s slasher, just in time for Halloween. On Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., they gives […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 17-22 for 40th anniversary

Stanley Kubrick’s ‘The Shining’ screens in NEPA movie theaters Oct. 17-22 for 40th anniversary

From a press release: Turner Classic Movies and Fathom Events’ fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series, which was set to run throughout the year in movie theaters across the country, had to skip a few months due to the coronavirus pandemic, but it’s back with a menacing cry of “Here’s Johnny!” Directed by Stanley […]

 The Conversation

Regal Cinemas’ decision to close theaters is latest blow to film industry on life support

Regal Cinemas’ decision to close theaters is latest blow to film industry on life support

A film industry in free fall just suffered its latest blow. Cineworld Group, the owner of Regal Cinemas, announced that it would suspend operations at all of its locations in the U.S. and U.K. as crowded theaters continue to be seen as Petri dishes for a virus that shows no sign of abating. [In Northeastern […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual chat with ‘Hocus Pocus’ star Kathy Najimy on Oct. 24

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual chat with ‘Hocus Pocus’ star Kathy Najimy on Oct. 24

From a press release: Get into the Halloween spirit and spend a virtual evening with one of the Sanderson sisters from the 1993 cult classic film “Hocus Pocus.” The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre is offering fans the opportunity to join actress Kathy Najimy, a.k.a. Mary Sanderson, live via Zoom for a moderated discussion where […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Gov. Wolf, Dr. Levine loosen occupancy limits for indoor and outdoor shows and events

Gov. Wolf, Dr. Levine loosen occupancy limits for indoor and outdoor shows and events

From a press release: Today, Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf and Secretary of Health Dr. Rachel Levine amended existing COVID-19 orders to allow for adjusted capacity to gathering limits while keeping in place the proven mitigation tools that include wearing masks and maintaining social distancing. This will loosen some restrictions on crowds at concerts, sports, festivals, […]