NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

‘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 […]

 Rich Howells

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 […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

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 […]

 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 […]

 Rich Howells

Tigers Jaw moves hometown 10th anniversary show to Ritz Theater in Scranton on Oct. 19

Tigers Jaw moves hometown 10th anniversary show to Ritz Theater in Scranton on Oct. 19

First announced back in June, indie rock band Tigers Jaw is still ending their fall tour back in their hometown of Scranton, but the venue changed this week to a theater just a few miles away. Initially coming to Montage Mountain Resorts, Tigers Jaw will now be celebrating the 10th anniversary of their breakout self-titled […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedians Artie Lange, Rich Vos, and Bob Levy perform at Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 21

Comedians Artie Lange, Rich Vos, and Bob Levy perform at Ritz Theater in Scranton on Sept. 21

From a press release: Comedian, actor, radio/podcast host, and author Artie Lange will be back in Scranton for a night of stand-up comedy at the Ritz Theater in downtown Scranton with Rich Vos and the Reverend Bob Levy on Friday, Sept. 21 at 8 p.m. Presented by Laugh Out Lepka’s Comedy and DamnMillennial! Promotions, “The […]

 Guest Contributor

Gilbert Gottfried chats with Scranton comedian about stealing toiletries, selfies with Nazis, and more hilarity

Gilbert Gottfried chats with Scranton comedian about stealing toiletries, selfies with Nazis, and more hilarity

While it was an honor and a blast chatting with Gilbert Gottfried before his gig at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in 2015, when it was announced that he would return to Scranton to perform at the Ritz Theater on Friday, April 27, the NEPA Scene team wanted to try something different this time around […]

 NEPA Scene Staff

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried returns to Scranton to perform at Ritz Theater on April 27

Comedian Gilbert Gottfried returns to Scranton to perform at Ritz Theater on April 27

From a press release: After performing at the Radisson Lackawanna Station Hotel in 2015, the Scranton Comedy Club and DamnMillennial! Promotions is bringing comedian Gilbert Gottfried back to downtown Scranton, this time at the Ritz Theater on Friday, April 27. Known for his dirty and boundary-pushing jokes, distinctive voice work, and many television and movie […]