Film & Discussion Series

Film & Discussion Series

The Film & Discussion Series, which is open to the public, consists of five movies, including pre-film lectures and stimulating post-film discussions. The series can be taken as a one-credit course or as a non-credit offering. Participants earn continuing education credits upon completion of the series.

Continuing Education is pleased to have Bill Bachman return as the instructor for the movie series. Bill has taught a variety of communications courses for Penn State Wilkes-Barre since 1986. He currently teaches introduction to public speaking, public speech writing, mass media and society, propaganda and persuasion, and media effects.

[Educators please note: the one-credit course is approved for thirty Act 48 hours. The non-credit offering may be be eligible for Act 48 hours pending the approval of your school district or intermediate unit; the process for each school district or intermediate unit may vary, so you may want to check with your district or unit prior to registering for the non-credit program.]

Our Spring 2018 Film & Discussion Series is “On the Move”!

The Movies

How many forms of transportation can you find in these five films? There are airplanes, cars, horses, motorcycles, trains, and more.  Join us for a very moving experience.

  • March 15:  Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade (1989/PG-13)
    In this, perhaps the best of the Indiana Jones series, look for at least 5 ways to travel.

  • March 22: Murder on the Orient Express (1974/PG)
    Travel in style with one of the most outstanding Agatha Christie murder mysteries ever done.

  • March 29:  Seabiscuit (2003/PG-13)
    Horses are the primary mode of transportation and a symbol of hope during this Great Depression era film. Come cheer on the least likely to win American Horse of the Year.

  • April 5:  Silver Streak (1976/PG)
    Laughs galore keep us all on track from beginning to end in this slapstick comedy aboard a train.  A silent salute to Alfred Hitchcock.

  • April 12:  American Graffiti (1973/PG)
    Street rods, foreign cars, motorcycles and more take us back to our high school years with typical kids from hometown USA out for one more late summer bash before heading off to college.


Time: Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Location: R/C Movies 14, 24 E. Northampton Street, Wilkes-Barre

Cost: $25 per person


Use one of the methods below to register for the series. (Important! If you are registering someone other than yourself (e.g., a parent registering a child), you will be acting as that person during the registration process; enter their information, not your own.)

  • Online Registration

    Paper form. Call 570-675-9253 to request a paper form. Fill it out and then return it via:

    • Email. Scan the form and send it as an attachment to
    • Fax. Fax the form to 814-863-2765.
    • Mail. Send the form via U.S. mail to:
      Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education
      P.O. Box 410
      State College, PA 16804-0410

Registration question? Please call 814-867-4973 or email

If you have a program-related question or would like to be added to our mailing list to receive information on the next Film & Discussion Series, please email or call 570-675-9253.


The Wilkes-Barre Film & Discussion Series is brought to you by:

Logo: The Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce

Logo: Movie 14 Cinema

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