Theater Town

Theater Town

Tomorrow, the new Iron Horse Movie Bistro opens in Scranton. It joins the great history of theaters in the Scranton area.  The new owner has renovated the former Marquee Cinema and expanded it by adding new features such as full bar/restaurant and reclining seats.  To...
Bill O’Reilly once worked at WNEP

Bill O’Reilly once worked at WNEP

You might have heard that Bill O’Reilly and Fox News have parted ways.  What you might not have heard was for time in the mid-1970’s Bill O’Reilly worked for a time at WNEP-TV. In 2001, Times’ columnist Joseph X. Flannery, wrote about the...
Basic Instinct – 25 years later

Basic Instinct – 25 years later

“Basic Instinct” opened in theaters in late March 1992. People flocked to the theaters to see Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas in this sexual thriller. I was one of them. I remember going with friends to the Gateway Cinema in Edwardsville.  The film,...
Complete Titanic Coverage

Complete Titanic Coverage

Today is the 105th anniversary of the Titanic Tragedy, here is the daily coverage from the Scranton Times dealing with the tragedy. New Liner Titanic Strikes Iceberg – April 15 Great Titanic Sinks With 1500 On Board — Pages from the Past, April 16 Death List May...
Beer Here

Beer Here

Today is National Beer Day – a day set aside in the United States to celebrate the enactment of the Cullen-Harrison Act. The act passed in 1933 legalized beer sales with an alcohol content of 3.2%. Inspired by the holiday, I gave a search of the Times-Tribune...
Labor Trouble Under The Big Top

Labor Trouble Under The Big Top

After years of entertaining the world, the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus has announced that they will be closing down the “Greatest Show on Earth” this May.  The circus is in Wilkes-Barre Twp this week with shows at the Mohegan Sun Arena. The final...