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The Beatles coming to the Dietrich Theater


February 17. 2013 9:33AM


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On Sunday, Oct. 21 at 3 p.m., during the month of the 50th anniversary of the release of the Beatles first single of Love Me Do, the Dietrich Theater in Tunkhannock is hosting a free presentation chronicling the Beatles, a musical phenomenon that changed popular music forever.

Pennsylvania Humanities Council scholar Ken Womack will present a history of the Beatles in his multi-media presentation of The End: Authorship, Nostalgia and the Beatles.

Many people can recollect their first memory of the Beatles and their impact on their lives. Sara Santa of Tunkhannock can remember seeing a Beatles movie at the Dietrich Theater in the 1960??s, and during the movie kids were dancing in the aisles. Esther Harmatz, projectionist and supervisor at the Dietrich Theater, remembers just missing a chance to not only see a Beatles performance in New York City, but to actually meet them in person, because her father wanted to get back home to Scranton.

To relive memories or learn about the Fab Four of the Beatles, all are invited to an audio-and-video-oriented discussion by Ken Womack, sponsored by the Pennsylvania Humanities Council.

Womack traces the group's creative arc from their salad days in Liverpool, to the mean streets of Hamburg, through Abbey Road, to the twilight of their career.

For information or to reserve free tickets call 570.996.1500 or pick them up at the ticket booth. Tickets will be available at the door as long as they last.


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