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Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

Who is Jane Jacobs? The life story behind the citywide Observe Scranton festival on May 4-8

From a press release: The inaugural Observe Scranton festival that is set for Tuesday, May 4 through Saturday, May 8 is a tribute to hometown hero Jane Jacobs, but who was this iconic city activist and how will her hometown celebrate what would have been her 105th birthday? She was born Jane Butzner on May […]

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New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

New ‘Observe Scranton’ festival celebrates the city with live events, exhibits, and more May 4-8

From a press release: The Center for the Living City, in partnership with the Scranton Fringe Festival, is planning a nearly week-long community festival celebrating Scranton through the eyes of hometown hero Jane Jacobs, an iconic city activist, on what would have been her 105th birthday. Dubbed Observe Scranton, this new event on Tuesday, May […]

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‘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 […]

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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 […]

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Scranton library’s Albright After Hours series screens ‘The Trouble with Cali’ and ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’

Scranton library’s Albright After Hours series screens ‘The Trouble with Cali’ and ‘Beyond the Valley of the Dolls’

Copies of actor and director Paul Sorvino’s disasterpiece “The Trouble With Cali” may not be able to leave the building, but the Albright Memorial Library in Scranton will be making it a bit easier to see the controversial film with a screening at the library on Friday, Feb. 12 at 6 p.m. Sorvino spent $500,000 […]

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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 […]