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Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center to premiere locally shot film, ‘All in Time’ Oct. 16

Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center to premiere locally shot film, ‘All in Time’ Oct. 16

WILKES-BARRE — On Oct. 16, director Chris Fetchko will bring the locally-shot, award-winning film “All In Time” to the F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts. The screening begins at 2 p.m. and will be followed by a concert featuring Wilkes-Barre’s The Badlees and Philadelphia singer/songwriter Laura Shay. “All In Time” is a comedy about […]

Home Theater: ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Sky’ are just a few of the new shows available on streaming devices and DVDs

Home Theater: ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Sky’ are just a few of the new shows available on streaming devices and DVDs

Tales of crime and punishment are the main attractions this week both among new Blu-rays and streaming titles. Sky: A riveting tale of transformation, this drama pivots on a sullen French tourist (Diane Kruger) named Romy who is trapped in an unhappy marriage. After dumping her husband in a roadside motel in rural California, Romy […]

Home Theater: ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Sky’ are some of the latest editions on streaming services and Blu-ray

Home Theater: ‘The Sandlot’ and ‘Sky’ are some of the latest editions on streaming services and Blu-ray

Tales of crime and punishment are the main attractions this week among new Blu-rays and streaming titles. Sky: A riveting tale of transformation, this drama pivots on a sullen French tourist (Diane Kruger) named Romy who is trapped in an unhappy marriage. After dumping her husband in a roadside motel in rural California, Romy embarks […]

Wilkes-Barre gets weird with F.M. Kirby Center Halloween film series

Wilkes-Barre gets weird with F.M. Kirby Center Halloween film series

WILKES-BARRE — F.M. Kirby Center’s W. Curtis Montz Film Series wraps up Sept. 21 with the R-rated fantasy/horror film “Tale of Tales,” but the performing arts venue’s scheduled slate of cinema showings will continue into the Halloween season. The Oct. 22 Halloween film series opens at 3:30 p.m. at the 71 Public Square, Wilkes-barre venue […]

Home Theater: Check out the latest editions on streaming services and Blu-ray

Home Theater: Check out the latest editions on streaming services and Blu-ray

Here are some suggestions of what to add to your streaming list. Two very different musicals – “The Get Down: Part 1,” and “Silk Stockings” – are among the best bets. The Get Down: Part 1: Leave it to Baz Luhrmann (“The Great Gatsby”) to make the South Bronx of the late 1970s feel both […]

On the big screen: ‘Jason Bourne’ is back in action

On the big screen: ‘Jason Bourne’ is back in action

In theaters: JASON BOURNE — It’s been 10 years since Jason Bourne (Matt Damon) walked away from the agency that trained him to become a deadly weapon. CIA director Robert Dewey assigns hacker and counterinsurgency expert Heather Lee to find him. Lee suspects that former operative Nicky Parsons is also looking for him. Bourne finds […]

Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center adds ‘Tale of Tales’ to Wednesday film series

Wilkes-Barre’s Kirby Center adds ‘Tale of Tales’ to Wednesday film series

WILKES-BARRE — The F.M. Kirby Center’s 2016 W. Curtis Montz Film Series marked a return to the Wednesday weekly summer screening schedule the late Montz organized while he was an employee at the venue. According to Kirby Center Public Relations Coordinator Lauren Menn, the move to their traditional time slot and the inclusion of Oscar […]

Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center ranks in top 100 ticket sales worldwide

Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center ranks in top 100 ticket sales worldwide

WILKES-BARRE — Downtown Wilkes-Barre’s F.M. Kirby Center has been ranked No. 99 out of 100 theaters worldwide for 2016 ticket sales by concert industry publication Pollstar in their Mid-Year 2016 Special Edition. “We’re really thankful and we worked with this goal in mind and this is wonderful,” Kirby Center Director of Marketing Anne Rodella said. […]

In theaters now: ‘’The BFG,’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan and ‘The Purge: Election Year’ hit the big screen

In theaters now: ‘’The BFG,’ ‘The Legend of Tarzan and ‘The Purge: Election Year’ hit the big screen

In theaters: THE SECRET LIFE OF PETS — From the humans behind Despicable Me. Ever wonder what your pets do when you’re not home? PG, 91 minutes THE LEGEND OF TARZAN — Many years after he left Africa behind, Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) returns to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary, unaware that he […]

Movie Review: “Zootopia” is a kids movie that touches on controversial issues such as racism, sexism

Movie Review: “Zootopia” is a kids movie that touches on controversial issues such as racism, sexism

You can’t fault a movie for trying to say something positive. Even if that something is conveyed in a heavy-handed or muddled way. You just want to pull that movie closer, kiss it gently on the forehead and just before you tap your index finger against your pursed lips to let it know it’s said […]