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 […]

 Rich Howells

Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Scranton-produced Jason Miller documentary ‘Miller’s Tale’ now streaming for free

Nine years after its release, an hour-long documentary on the fascinating life of actor and playwright Jason Miller called “Miller’s Tale” is now streaming for free online. On Saturday, independent filmmaker and Scranton native Rebecca Ferris posted a short message on the film’s Facebook page following recent news of the spread of coronavirus in Pennsylvania. […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘The Office Night’ with Brian Baumgartner among Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2020 theme nights

‘The Office Night’ with Brian Baumgartner among Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders 2020 theme nights

From a press release: The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders have announced their 2020 theme nights at PNC Field in Moosic. The new season opens on Thursday, April 9 at home against the Buffalo Bisons, and the RailRiders have added a bevy of theme nights and special guest appearances to their already announced daily promotional schedule, bobbleheads, and […]

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‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on March 20

‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Stage West in Scranton on March 20

From a press release: Lock up your “hamberders,” America – Randy Bobandy is back on the road for another greasy “Cheeseburger Picnic.” Randy (played by Patrick Roach) will be bringing his unique comedy performance to the venues across the country. Based on the character from the hit TV series “Trailer Park Boys,” Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Clerks’ star Brian O’Halloran serves as a celebrity bartender at Food & Fire in Moosic on Jan. 30

‘Clerks’ star Brian O’Halloran serves as a celebrity bartender at Food & Fire in Moosic on Jan. 30

From a press release: Just because he’ll serve you doesn’t mean he’ll like you. Actor Brian O’Halloran, best known for playing the character of Dante Hicks in Kevin Smith’s “Clerks” films, and “Mr. Hush” writer/director David Lee Madison will be celebrity bartenders at Food & Fire BBQ Taphouse in Moosic this Thursday, Jan. 30. O’Halloran […]

 Jason Riedmiller

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

PHOTOS: ‘The Office’ star Brian Baumgartner visits The Bog and Backyard Ale House in Scranton, 01/23/20

All it took was one Instagram post to drive Scranton into a frenzy. After hanging out with fellow co-star John Krasinski in New York City on Wednesday, “The Office” actor Brian Baumgartner jumped on his Instagram shared an old photo of them with Jenna Fischer at the Backyard Ale House in Scranton taken during “The […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

‘Basket Case’ creator and actors will meet fans at NEPA Horror Film Festival on Oct. 13

In addition to showing dozens of films that will be brand new to most attendees, the NEPA Horror Film Festival will bring in the creative team behind one of the strangest cult classics of the 1980s. As announced exclusively on NEPA Scene back in May, “Basket Case” writer/director Frank Henenlotter and the star of the […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Talk to actress Kathy Najimy live at ‘Hocus Pocus’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 11

Talk to actress Kathy Najimy live at ‘Hocus Pocus’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Oct. 11

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre is getting into the Halloween spirit by bringing one of the Sanderson sisters back to life one more time. Actress Kathy Najimy will participate in a live discussion and Q&A before a screening of the 1993 cult classic “Hocus Pocus” at the Kirby Center on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Munsters’ star Butch Patrick will meet fans at Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Aug. 1

‘Munsters’ star Butch Patrick will meet fans at Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Aug. 1

From a press release: The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston seems like the kind of place that the Munsters would shop for basic home goods and decor, so it’s fitting that a member of the classic TV family will visit the store this Thursday, Aug. 1. Actor Butch Patrick, who played the child […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Seinfeld’ star John O’Hurley meets fans at RailRiders game at PNC Field in Moosic on July 20

‘Seinfeld’ star John O’Hurley meets fans at RailRiders game at PNC Field in Moosic on July 20

From a press release: When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders take on the Louisville Bats at PNC Field in Moosic this Saturday, July 20, they’ll also be stepping into the office of J. Peterman. Actor John O’Hurley, best known for playing Elaine Benes’ boss J. Peterman on the hit NBC sitcom “Seinfeld,” will be making an appearance […]

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