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“Stars From Scranton” Film Series Wednesday Nights in August at Scranton Public Library

Wednesday nights in August, Scranton Public Library will be presenting a weekly classic film series featuring “Stars From Scranton”.  These five classic films from the Golden Age of Hollywood feature actors who were from Scranton, Pennsylvania–legends such as Lizabeth Scott, Gloria Jean and Allan Jones.

All screenings are free with a library card and will be held in the Henkelman Room* (second floor of Scranton Public Library), which is handicapped accessible.

Scheduled films and screening times are:


Wednesday, August 7th


6 PM – 1937’s Sea Racketeers (54 min.), starring Scranton native Jeanne Madden

7 PM – 1952’s Stolen Face (1 hr, 12 min.) starring Scranton native Lizabeth Scott

Wednesday, August 14th*

6:30 PM  – 1921’s Dream Street (1 hr, 42 min.) starring Scranton native Charles Emmett Mack

Monday, August 19th (SPECIAL NIGHT)

6:30 PM – 1958’s Hot Car Girl (1 hr., 11 min.) starring Scranton native Grace Gillern (Albertson)

Wednesday, August 21st

7 PM – 1939’s The Under-Pup (1 hr, 28 min.) starring Scranton native Gloria Jean

Wednesday, August 28th

7 PM – 1935’s A Night at the Opera (1 hr, 36 min.) starring Scranton native Allan Jones


Early birds will be treated to vintage entertainment starting 30 minutes prior to the scheduled screen time of each film.

Refreshments will be generously provided by The Friends of Scranton Public Library.

For more information or to register, please contact Bill at 570-348-3000, x3016 or visit us online at


*The August 14th screening of Dream Street will be held in the Director’s Office on the main floor of Scranton Public Library.

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