The natural gas industry supports communities and Cabot Oil & Gas proves it again by devoting funds to the revitalization of Tunkhannock’s Dietrich Theater.
The Dietrich Theater has been cherished for decades in the Tunkhannock community. After its inception in 1936, the theater hosted movie goers when they needed it most. From the height of World War II and steadily through the Vietnam War, the Dietrich Theater was there to take people’s minds off of the worrying events of each decade.
In the late 1980’s, however, the Dietrich Theater ran into some trouble. The theater could no longer compete with the newer mall movie theaters popping up throughout the region. To everyone’s dismay, the Dietrich Theater closed its doors and later suffered structural damages to add to its turmoil. Now, Cabot Oil & Gas is helping.
It was in 1998 when a group of local residents worked to bring the Dietrich Theater back to working order and reopen it for the Tunkhannock community. After tireless fundraising, the team successfully raised enough money for the refurbishment of the theater with some additional upgrades. Finally, in 2001, the Dietrich Theater officially reopened to the public.