Rich Howells

Shadow cast celebrates 45th anniversary of ‘Rocky Horror’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 25

Shadow cast celebrates 45th anniversary of ‘Rocky Horror’ at Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Sept. 25

On Sept. 26, 1975, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” premiered in Los Angeles, and while it wasn’t initially a hit, it slowly developed a cult following until it became a midnight movie phenomenon. This quirky classic will celebrate its 45th anniversary with a new special edition Blu-ray and screenings in drive-in theaters and pop-up venues […]

 The Conversation

Movie theaters survived pandemics and home video before, but can the film industry adapt this time?

Movie theaters survived pandemics and home video before, but can the film industry adapt this time?

Since the start of the pandemic, the film industry has been in free fall. As deaths have continued to climb, so have studio losses, with crowded theaters – once a source of collective entertainment and escapism – now seen as Petri dishes for the virus. Familiar blockbuster franchises whose summer releases studios banked on to […]

 Rich Howells

‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast performs at Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming on Aug. 28

‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast performs at Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming on Aug. 28

While many annual traditions are being canceled this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, one can continue at socially distanced drive-in theaters that don’t mind getting a little… dirty. This week, it was announced that the Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming will screen “The Rocky Horror Picture Show” with the live shadow cast Sweet Translucent […]

 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

Original ‘King Kong’ screens in NEPA movie theaters for first time in 64 years on March 15

Original ‘King Kong’ screens in NEPA movie theaters for first time in 64 years on March 15

From a press release: Though it’s a genuine icon of American cinema and one of the most instantly recognizable creations ever put on screen, 1933’s “King Kong” has not had a nationwide theatrical re-release in 64 years. That changes on Sunday, March 15, when Fathom Events unleashes “Kong, the Eighth Wonder of the World” on […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Jurassic World’ dinosaurs come to life at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 19-22

‘Jurassic World’ dinosaurs come to life at Mohegan Sun Arena in Wilkes-Barre Nov. 19-22

From a press release: The Jurassic World Live Tour, an exhilarating and unpredictable live family entertainment experience, will bring the wonder and thrills of the “Jurassic Park” films to generations of fans at the Mohegan Sun Arena at Casey Plaza in Wilkes-Barre Township on Thursday, Nov. 19 through Sunday, Nov. 22. The highly anticipated show […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

TCM shows ‘Big Screen Classics’ in select NEPA movie theaters every month in 2020

TCM shows ‘Big Screen Classics’ in select NEPA movie theaters every month in 2020

From a press release: In 2020, 14 of movie history’s greatest romances, funniest comedies, scariest monsters, boldest visions, ultimate adventures, and most unforgettable dramas will be back in select movie theaters across the country as Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies present the fourth annual TCM Big Screen Classics series. Among the highlights of this […]

 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 […]

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