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 […]

 Rich Howells

Ritz Theater in Scranton hosts all-day Halloween movie marathon for $10 on Oct. 31

Ritz Theater in Scranton hosts all-day Halloween movie marathon for $10 on Oct. 31

Over the past year, the Creative and Performing Arts Academy of NEPA has breathed new life into the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton, hosting children’s theatre, classes, concerts, and movie screenings in the historic space. This month, they started showing daytime movies Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:15 p.m., along with […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Celebrate Halloween with family activities at Steamtown’s Spooky Spectacular in Scranton on Oct. 27

Celebrate Halloween with family activities at Steamtown’s Spooky Spectacular in Scranton on Oct. 27

From a press release: Calling all ghosts and goblins, witches and wizards, pirates and princesses – the Steamtown National Historic Site in downtown Scranton will host special “Spooky Spectacular” Halloween events at the park on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. A variety of free, not-so-scary family friendly activities are planned for children of […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Scream’ and ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 20

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre screens ‘Scream’ and ‘Rocky Horror’ in Halloween film series on Oct. 20

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced the three films it will show in its fifth annual Halloween film festival, Splatterday III, on Saturday, Oct. 20. Tickets, which are $3 and $5 per movie, are on sale now and available at the Sundance Vacations Box Office […]

 Keith Perks

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

PHOTOS: 44th annual New York City Village Halloween Parade, 10/31/17

Just hours after a terrorist drove a pickup truck into innocent civilians in Lower Manhattan, killing eight people and injuring 11, the 44th annual Village Halloween Parade marched down the streets of Greenwich Village undeterred, drawing an estimated 1.5 million costumes, artists, and spectators. Led by Grand Marshal Anjelica, a Brooklyn recording artist, in a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

All-ages Halloween rock party in Clarks Summit on Oct. 29 benefits kids’ music programs

From a press release: Making Music Matter for Kids, a local nonprofit organization that supports free music programs in low-income communities, will host its annual all-ages Halloween rock party at the Clarks Summit Fire Company on Sunday, Oct. 29, featuring live music, food, beer, costume contests for both kids and adults, games, and more. Doors […]

 Rich Howells

MUSIC VIDEO: A fun-loving skeleton dances around Wilkes-Barre in A Fire With Friends’ ‘Pocket Leaves’

Earlier this month, NEPA Scene premiered the lyric video for “Cat Sitting, LA,” the first single from Scranton indie rock band A Fire With Friends’ upcoming album, “Polaroids.” They have since followed up with a music video for another song, “Pocket Leaves,” that embraces the strange fun of the Halloween season. Uploaded on Friday the […]

 Joe Rovinsky

HAUNTED REVIEWS: Halls of Horror in Palmerton challenges bloody guests to face their fears

HAUNTED REVIEWS: Halls of Horror in Palmerton challenges bloody guests to face their fears

Located in the tranquil, peaceful town of Palmerton, Pennsylvania sits an unassuming nightmare that will leave you in a state of pure shock, questioning how such a haunted house could scorch your psyche. This nightmare will leave you second-guessing your sanity, will expose your innermost fears, and will change your entire perspective on what a […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces film screenings of ‘Spaceballs,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Rocky Horror,’ and more

Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre announces film screenings of ‘Spaceballs,’ ‘The Birds,’ ‘Rocky Horror,’ and more

From a press release: The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre has announced more film screenings, including an addition to this summer’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series, and Splatterday II, this year’s Halloween film festival. “Tale of Tales” has been added to the W. Curtis Montz Film Series, playing on Wednesday, Sept. […]

 Rich Howells

This Pennsylvania pumpkin carver makes everyone else’s pumpkins look like squash

This Pennsylvania pumpkin carver makes everyone else’s pumpkins look like squash

There are jack-o’-lanterns, and then there’s the work of Ian Fetterman. Like any great artist, he takes his craft to a whole other level, carving intricate scenes and iconic characters into foam pumpkins that last long after the Halloween season is over. That’s why he’s been a hit at horror conventions across the country, and […]