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Filmed in NEPA, indie movie ‘F-Word’ premieres at Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming on Nov. 6

Filmed in NEPA, indie movie ‘F-Word’ premieres at Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming on Nov. 6

From a press release: When local movie fans watch the premiere of “F-Word” at the Moonlite Drive-In in West Wyoming this weekend, many will recognize the film’s locations – and the cast. The new feature film was shot on location in Northeastern Pennsylvania last year with local talent. Co-written by Heidi Germaine Schnappauf and Mike […]

 The Conversation

3 lessons learned from horror pioneer George A. Romero in these scary times

3 lessons learned from horror pioneer George A. Romero in these scary times

I’m no fan of horror movies. At least I wasn’t until I moved from Hollywood back to my hometown of Pittsburgh, where I met the legendary independent filmmaker George Romero, best known as the inventor of the modern-day zombie and movies like “Night of the Living Dead.” I had avoided seeing George’s movies for two […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

VIDEO: Marywood student wins award for documentary on mother’s journey from Vietnam to Scranton

VIDEO: Marywood student wins award for documentary on mother’s journey from Vietnam to Scranton

From a press release: Jenny Nguyen, a senior Multimedia Communication major at Marywood University in Scranton, was recently awarded first place for her short documentary, “Saigon’s Daughter,” at the 2020 College Media Association Film and Audio Festival. The documentary features the story of Nguyen’s mother, Thao Thi Pham, and her journey from Vietnam to America […]

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‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ screens in NEPA theaters Nov. 5-7 for 30th anniversary

‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie’ screens in NEPA theaters Nov. 5-7 for 30th anniversary

From a press release: Cowabunga, dudes! It has been 30 years since “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie” debuted, so the live-action feature film adaptation of the cult comic book series and the popular animated television show is returning to theaters. Everyone’s favorite crime-fighting heroes in a half-shell are making a special three-day appearance on […]

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F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual ‘Christmas Vacation’ chat with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo on Nov. 28

F.M. Kirby Center hosts virtual ‘Christmas Vacation’ chat with Chevy Chase and Beverly D’Angelo on Nov. 28

From a press release: Light up your holidays and join Christmas’ favorite couple, Ellen and Clark Griswold, for a virtual salute to the holiday classic “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation” on Saturday, Nov. 28. The F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announced today that Chevy Chase (Clark) and Beverly D’Angelo (Ellen) will lead audiences through a special […]

 Rich Howells

Get your picture with ‘Frank’ from ‘Donnie Darko’ at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Oct. 31

Get your picture with ‘Frank’ from ‘Donnie Darko’ at The Strange and Unusual in Kingston on Oct. 31

He’s been watching you. Come… closer. Wear your stupid man suit, or whatever you like, and meet Frank the rabbit from the cult classic movie “Donnie Darko” at The Strange and Unusual Oddities Parlor in Kingston on Halloween, coming up next Saturday, Oct. 31. Professional photos with Frank will be taken by Amy Bezek Photography […]

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Live ‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast returns to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 30

Live ‘Rocky Horror’ shadow cast returns to Circle Drive-In in Dickson City on Oct. 30

Back by popular demand, local “Rocky Horror Picture Show” shadow cast Sweet Translucent Dreams will return to the Circle Drive-In Theatre in Dickson City just before Halloween on Friday, Oct. 30. Last month, Sweet Translucent Dreams packed the place as this quirky classic film celebrated its 45th anniversary across the country with screenings at drive-in […]

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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 […]

 The Conversation

Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ – why Henry James’ eerie tale still inspires so many adaptations

Netflix’s ‘Haunting of Bly Manor’ – why Henry James’ eerie tale still inspires so many adaptations

New on Netflix, “The Haunting of Bly Manor” is the latest in a long line of adaptations of Henry James’ “The Turn of the Screw” (1898) that began in 1954 with Benjamin Britten’s opera. Since then, there has been more than 25 others. Adapters’ enduring fascination with James’ “irresponsible little fiction” can be summed up […]

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RiffTrax carves up cheesy horror movie ‘Jack-O’ in NEPA movie theaters on Oct. 21

RiffTrax carves up cheesy horror movie ‘Jack-O’ in NEPA movie theaters on Oct. 21

From a press release: The hilarious RiffTrax guys – Michael J. Nelson, Kevin Murphy, and Bill Corbett of “Mystery Science Theater 3000” fame – are back in select movie theaters to take a few funny stabs at a cheesy ’90s slasher, just in time for Halloween. On Wednesday, Oct. 21 at 7 p.m., they gives […]