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 […]

 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 […]

 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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘Mister Rogers’ actor David Newell will meet fans at ‘Beautiful Day’ movie screening at Cinemark in Moosic on Dec. 8

‘Mister Rogers’ actor David Newell will meet fans at ‘Beautiful Day’ movie screening at Cinemark in Moosic on Dec. 8

From a press release: WVIA will celebrate the 50th anniversary of PBS with a special screening of “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood,” which stars Tom Hanks as iconic children’s television personality Fred Rogers. Attendees will have the chance to see this new film on Sunday, Dec. 8 at Cinemark 20 in Moosic with special […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Talk with William Shatner live at ‘Star Trek II’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 17

Talk with William Shatner live at ‘Star Trek II’ screening at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Jan. 17

From a press release: Set phasers to stun and beam yourself to the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Friday, Jan. 17 for an unforgettable night with the one and only William Shatner, live on stage. Audiences will enjoy a screening of the classic film “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” on the big […]

 The Conversation

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

‘Joker’ fans flock to Bronx stairway – and New Yorkers aren’t happy with new tourism

New York’s newest tourist attraction isn’t a museum, park, or art installation. It’s a stairway. Sandwiched between apartment buildings in the Bronx, it’s been dubbed by moviegoers the “Joker Stairs,” earning its name and fame after being featured prominently in “Joker.” Since the film’s release, fans have flocked to the stairs, where they’ve been posing […]

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