Movies/TV

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian and ‘Cash Cab’ host Ben Bailey performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on April 18

Comedian and ‘Cash Cab’ host Ben Bailey performs at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on April 18

From a press release: It was announced today that comedian Ben Bailey, best known as the Emmy Award-winning host of “Cash Cab,” will perform stand-up live at Penn’s Peak in Jim Thorpe on Saturday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which are $32 for regular reserved seating and $37 for premium reserved seating, go on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Learn about anxiety at free ‘Angst’ film screening and talk at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 15

Learn about anxiety at free ‘Angst’ film screening and talk at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 15

From a press release: Studio BE will present a free screening of the documentary film “Angst” at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. In addition to this movie about anxiety and its effects, the evening will feature speaker Dr. Tiffany Griffiths, an in-person reading by Trauma Informed Mind […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedy legend John Cleese performs at Hershey Theatre on Oct. 17

Comedy legend John Cleese performs at Hershey Theatre on Oct. 17

From a press release: It was announced today that living comedy legend John Cleese will bring his uniquely British brand of humor to the Hershey Theatre in Hershey on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets, which start at $61.85, plus processing fees, go on sale this Friday, Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. and […]

 The Conversation

When de-aging De Niro and Pacino, ‘The Irishman’ animators tried to avoid pitfalls of the past

When de-aging De Niro and Pacino, ‘The Irishman’ animators tried to avoid pitfalls of the past

If you thought 76-year-old Robert De Niro and 79-year-old Al Pacino were done starring in blockbuster gangster films, think again. Both assume lead roles in Martin Scorsese’s “The Irishman,” which chronicles the life of hitman Frank Sheeran and labor union leader Jimmy Hoffa over several decades. Different actors weren’t cast to play the younger versions […]