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Personal Enrichment

The Penn State Wilkes-Barre Continuing Education office offers personal interest programs that have a cultural appeal to the community. For example, our Film and Discussion series is offered each fall and spring. The series consists of five movies and includes pre-film lecture and stimulating post-film discussion. The film series is located at R/C Wilkes-Barre Movies 14, Wilkes-Barre, PA.

Penn State is an Act 48 approved provider. The Film & Discussion series is offered as a 1-credit course (30 Act 48 hours). The series is also offered as a noncredit course. Educators enrolling in the non-credit course will be issued a CEU Certificate. Professional educators are encouraged to confirm that the Film & Discussion series fits their school district's professional development plan for Act 48.

“I have found that both my film students and students who just like movies have enjoyed and benefitted from the Penn State Film Series. We were welcomed and included as active participants in the course. The professor, Mr. Bachman, has made my time in the classes both enjoyable and educational. Great fun!” — Mrs. Marianna Oplinger, Holy Redeemer High School teacher of literature and film, and Film Society Moderator


The fall 2015 Film & Discussion Series: Remembering Robin Williams 1951-2014, was dedicated to Robin William’s memory, showing five of his most highly regarded works as an actor. The viewings included pre- and post-film discussions with mental health professionals, covering topics including depression, suicide prevention, and other mental health conditions.

“Make your life spectacular. I know I did.” — Jack (1996)

Spring 2015 series to be announced, check back soon.

For more information, contact our Continuing Education office at 570-675-9253 or send an email to the address listed below. 


To join our mailing list to receive details on future movie series, please send your contact information to wbce@outreach.psu.edu.

Please browse our course schedule to see the programs we are currently offering. If there is a topic you are interested in, please email us at wbce@outreach.psu.edu. Your input is very valuable to us and your ideas are always welcome.

The Film and Discussion Series is brought to you by:

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