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‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Ritz Theater in Scranton on April 27

‘Trailer Park Boys’ Randy hosts ‘Cheeseburger Picnic’ comedy show at Ritz Theater in Scranton on April 27

From a press release: Lock up your “hamberders,” America – Randy Bobandy is back on the road for another greasy “Cheeseburger Picnic.” Randy (played by Patrick Roach) will be bringing his unique comedy performance to the venues across the country. Based on the character from the hit TV series “Trailer Park Boys,” Randy’s Cheeseburger Picnic […]

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Meet Leatherface actor at ‘Texas Chainsaw’ screening at NEPA Film Fest on April 2

Meet Leatherface actor at ‘Texas Chainsaw’ screening at NEPA Film Fest on April 2

From a press release: Following the February release of the latest entry in “The Texas Chain Saw Massacre” franchise on Netflix, the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival is going back nearly a decade to present “Texas Chainsaw” with one its main stars. On Saturday, April 2, the festival will begin screening films at 11 a.m. at […]

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‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

‘Marionette Land’ tells quirky story of Lancaster puppeteer at NEPA Film Fest on April 3

From a press release: The fifth annual Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival will wrap up this Sunday, April 3 with a screening of “Marionette Land” from 3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. The showing includes a special Q&A with director and Clarks Summit native Alexander Monelli, along with his subject, Robert Brock. […]

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5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

5th NEPA Film Festival screens drama, horror, and more in Scranton and Waverly April 1-3

From a press release: After hosting a smaller event last year, the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival is back for a fifth year with three full days of screenings and programs at the Waverly Community House and The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton. Dedicated to nurturing emerging and independent filmmakers from Northeastern Pennsylvania and around the […]

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Ritz Theater in Scranton hosts Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker concert and toy drive on Nov. 27

Ritz Theater in Scranton hosts Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker concert and toy drive on Nov. 27

From a press release: The “Swingin’ Jazz Nutcracker Suite” will bring a unique version of the iconic ballet music of “The Nutcracker” to downtown Scranton on one of the biggest holiday shopping days of the year, and it’s all for a good cause. This special concert and toy drive will benefit the Scranton Jazz Festival […]

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Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival returns to Ritz Theater in Scranton on April 17-18

Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival returns to Ritz Theater in Scranton on April 17-18

From a press release: The 2020 Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival was canceled due to COVID-19 and rescheduled for October, but conditions did not improve enough to safely hold the fourth annual event last year. Now that movie theaters have reopened and the state is easing safety restrictions, organizers are moving forward with a slightly smaller […]

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All-female TEDxScranton shares ‘Fearless’ stories at Ritz Theater on Nov. 29

All-female TEDxScranton shares ‘Fearless’ stories at Ritz Theater on Nov. 29

From a press release: Women are fearless. They are leaders – mothers, creators, activists, advisors, planners, therapists, and so much more. Six vibrant women will take the stage of the Ritz Theater and Performing Arts Center in downtown Scranton to tell their personal stories in the next installment of TEDxScranton, titled “TEDxScrantonWomen 2020: Fearless,” on […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist/comedian Ryan Niemiller performs at Ritz Theater in Scranton on Nov. 23

‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist/comedian Ryan Niemiller performs at Ritz Theater in Scranton on Nov. 23

From a press release: The latest season of “America’s Got Talent” just wrapped up this week, and third-place contestant Ryan Niemiller is already hitting the road to perform for new fans across the country. Despite being born with a disability in both arms called ectrodactyly, the stand-up comedian from Indianapolis, Indiana shares his views of […]

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Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Documentary on Scranton-born Rocky impersonator gets NEPA premiere at Ritz Theater on March 23

Rocky Balboa, the fictional boxer created and played by Sylvester Stallone in a long-running film franchise, has inspired many to pursue their dreams, but none have followed in the Italian Stallion’s footsteps quite like West Scranton native Mike Kunda. From his childhood into adulthood, he has always wanted to be Rocky, but how does one […]

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VIDEO: Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival 2019 lineup and guests announced at Ritz Theater in Scranton

VIDEO: Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival 2019 lineup and guests announced at Ritz Theater in Scranton

From a press release: In a press conference held at The Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton this morning, the Northeast Pennsylvania Film Festival announced its official program selections for this year’s festival, slated for Friday, March 22 through Sunday, March 24 in a variety of venues throughout downtown Scranton and the Waverly Community House. Presented […]