Documentary Film Review, Centralia: Pennsylvania’s Lost Town

Campus Theatre, Centralia Pennsylvania's Lost Town
The audience prepares to watch Centralia: Pennsylvania's Lost Town at the Campus Theatre

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5 Responses

  1. Kate Johnson says:

    When will the movie return to Philadelphia area?

    • Joe says:

      We hope to have it in Philly in the upcoming weeks or by November. We’re waiting to hear back from a few theaters for contracts.

  2. Bobby Hughes says:

    I wanted to relay some comments from a dear friend of mine who saw the screening just the other night at the Deitrich Theatre in Tunkhannock, PA. I enjoyed being a part of the Panel following the documentary with Joe and David, and my colleague Mike Hewitt from EPCAMR. We hope to make a few more of the screenings around the State to provide some additional insight on the film given our background in underground mining, mine mapping, water quality monitoring, and our desire to secure private funding to map the entire Centralia Basin using mine maps that we have acquired to develop a 3-D model of the underground mine fire, coal veins, and mine pool in the area.

    Here’s what she had to say…

    You all did a fantastic job with the film. Congratulations! It just left me speechless. I followed Centralia in the news over the many years, but the film really wrapped it up and gave the town and the people a face of humanity. It brings tears to my eyes to see over and over again the callousness of Pennsylvania legislators and bureaucrats along with the governors. I’ve seen similar characters with different situations playing out with shale. It’s just heartbreaking the government we have and their solid distaste for people, public health and the environment. I hate to write it, but I’m not confident that another mismanaged environmental disaster won’t happen in Pennsylvania again. Keep up the good work. People need to know how government fails so they’ll vote better. Perhaps WVIA would be interested in the miniseries. We think it’s a great idea. Please thank everyone and commend them on an excellent job, well done!

    • Joe says:

      Thank you so much for those comments, that means a lot to us, and we’re thrilled that people were able to laugh, cry, and learn from the documentary!

  3. Brendon says:

    Thank you for all that you have done for me. The poster, the chats. I was really bummed when I couldn’t attend the Lewisburg show due to an emergency and helping a family member out during a tragedy. However I made the trip to York the following weekend and got to see the film. Now it’s time to buy. I will be in touch because I want to put you in contact with someone who lives on the hill and gave us permission to drive around his property along with the stories he told us are something I will never forget.

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