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…in the world will save us from the Martians?

Well, isn’t the obvious choice Santa Claus? It certainly is if you’re attending Bad Movie Thursdays with Mystery Science Theater 3000, hosted by Christopher Cornell at the Scranton Cultural Center (420 N. Washington Ave., Scranton) on Dec. 12. The viewing of “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” begins at 7 p.m. with a cocktail hour at 6.

The little green guys decide to kidnap the fat jolly man and chaos ensues.

Show tickets are $10. A cash bar and light fare will be available for purchase. Tickets can be purchased at the SCC Box Office, by calling 570.344.1111, at ticketmaster.com, by calling 1.800.745.3000, or at Boscov’s, Gallery of Sound, or select Walmart locations. You can also visit scrantonculturalcenter.org for more info.


…can you catch a stage version of Bram Stoker’s classic tale of a blood-sucking fiend?

At Providence Playhouse (1256 Providence Road, Scranton), where Actor’s Circle is putting on “Dracula” come next year.

It’s the tale of Count Dracula, one of the most famous characters ever created in fiction, his relationship with Jonathan and Mina Harker, pursuit by Professor Van Helsing, and his ultimate destruction in the name of love. Intent on immigrating to England, Dracula enlists the services of Jonathan to arrange the purchase of a suitable residence. Intrigued by the young man and his beautiful wife, Mina, Dracula sets in motion a series of events that threatens the sanity of all.

The show will run Jan. 30-31, Feb. 1-2 and 7-9, with Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances taking place at 8 p.m. and Sunday shows taking place at 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 general admission, $10 for seniors, and $8 for students. The preview show on Jan. 30 will have $8 general and senior admission and $6 student ticket sales.


…can you catch exclusive live coverage of the PIAA football championships, which includes the local Old Forge Blue Devils?

PCN will air footage of the sporting events beginning with a special two-hour live preview program Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. that will feature a panel of sports reporters from around the state.

On Dec. 13 at 1 p.m., the game between Old Forge and North Catholic will air, with an encore presentation at 3:45 p.m.

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