Movies/TV

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‘The Hobbit’ extended trilogy plays in theaters in Moosic and Dickson City for the first time Oct. 5-13

‘The Hobbit’ extended trilogy plays in theaters in Moosic and Dickson City for the first time Oct. 5-13

From a press release: Fathom Events, New Line Cinema, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, and Warner Bros. Pictures will present all three extended editions of “The Hobbit” trilogy across a three-night theatrical event, featuring “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey” on Monday, Oct. 5; “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” on Wednesday, Oct. 7; and “The Hobbit: The Battle […]

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WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley signing autographs and appearing at PPW event in Hazleton on Sept. 19

WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley signing autographs and appearing at PPW event in Hazleton on Sept. 19

From a press release: It’s going to be a “nice day” in Hazleton when Pennsylvania Premiere Wrestling brings legendary professional wrestler, turned multi-time best-selling author, turned stand-up comic/spoken word performer Mick Foley to town. The WWE Hall of Famer will be signing autographs and running the show at PPW Hard Knocks at Holy Family Academy […]

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Nerdist screens new sci-fi horror thriller ‘The Hive’ in Moosic and Dickson City on Sept. 14

Nerdist screens new sci-fi horror thriller ‘The Hive’ in Moosic and Dickson City on Sept. 14

From a press release: From the producer of “Scream,” Cary Granat, Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist Industries, and musician/producer Steve Aoki, “Nerdist Presents: The Hive,” is a cross-genre sci-fi horror thriller set to turn the contagion genre on its head. “Nerdist Presents: The Hive,” a Fathom Premiere, will debut for a one-night event in select U.S. movie […]

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Circle Drive-In screens classic James Bond double feature on Aug. 26 and Lizabeth Scott films on Sept. 20

Circle Drive-In screens classic James Bond double feature on Aug. 26 and Lizabeth Scott films on Sept. 20

From a press release: The Lackawanna Historical Society is joining up with the Circle Drive-In in Dickson City to screen two great evenings of classic films in a classic setting. On Wednesday, Aug. 26, the Circle Drive-In will show a James Bond double feature – admission is (double “0”) $7 per person – marking the […]

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Lackawanna County Courthouse featured in documentary on the Pennsylvania Cable Network on Aug. 20

Lackawanna County Courthouse featured in documentary on the Pennsylvania Cable Network on Aug. 20

From a press release: Residents of Lackawanna County will get a fascinating glimpse of the beauty and history of the County Courthouse in downtown Scranton through an upcoming documentary on the Pennsylvania Cable Network, found on local Comcast cable channel 186. As part of the “Pennsylvania’s Historic Courthouses” series, a documentary detailing the architectural and […]

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‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 finale showing in 3D in NEPA theaters Sept. 15-16

‘Doctor Who’ Season 8 finale showing in 3D in NEPA theaters Sept. 15-16

From a press release: BBC Worldwide North America and Fathom Events have announced the return of the longest-running sci-fi television series, “Doctor Who,” to the big screen for a two-night special theatrical event, “Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven,” in spectacular 3D, starring Peter Capaldi. “Doctor Who: Dark Water/Death in Heaven,” the show’s two-part eighth […]

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Everything that’s coming to and leaving Netflix in August

Everything that’s coming to and leaving Netflix in August

While we recommend going out and supporting the local arts and entertainment scene as frequently as possible, sometimes you need to just curl up on the couch and watch some Netflix. Here’s the full list of what’s coming to the streaming service and what will be leaving in August. And yes, you’re reading that first […]

 Rich Howells

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

MOVIE REVIEW: ‘Ant-Man’ will grow on you if you give him a chance

Much like the character itself, “Ant-Man” has surprised almost everyone. For the second week in a row, it has topped the box office, even after another film aimed at family and geeky audiences, “Pixels,” opened this past weekend. That is partly due to the seemingly unstoppable Marvel Studios streak, of course, but positive reviews and […]

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‘Return to Rocky Glen’ documentary premieres Aug. 8 at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton

‘Return to Rocky Glen’ documentary premieres Aug. 8 at the Steamtown National Historic Site in Scranton

From a press release: The Steamtown National Historic Site, in partnership with Pippin Pictures and Barefoot Studios, will premiere the documentary film “Return to Rocky Glen” by local historian Robert Savakinus and his documentary partner Shannon C. Keith on Saturday, Aug. 8 at 1 p.m. The film will be shown for free at the site’s […]

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‘The Trouble with Cali’ now available at Scranton library, but cannot leave the building

‘The Trouble with Cali’ now available at Scranton library, but cannot leave the building

From a press release: Lackawanna County Commissioners Jim Wansacz, Patrick M. O’Malley, and Edward G. Staback turned over a copy of “The Trouble With Cali” to the Lackawanna County Library System today, but while the controversial film will be available to the public, it cannot be taken home for private viewing (or ridicule). The Blu-ray […]

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