Centralia – Pennsylvania’s Lost Town

Centralia movie posterA documentary by MCCC Alumnus Joe Sapienza

A town of approximately 1,500 people in upstate Pennsylvania is overcome by a massive underground mine fire which began in May of 1962. By 1980, smoke and toxic fumes took over the streets and homes just south of Centralia, and as a result, hundreds of residents had to be relocated. By 1992, eminent domain was enforced, forcing the remaining residents out of their homes. A group of residents filed a lawsuit and fought the state of Pennsylvania for the right to stay in their homes. By 2013, the case was settled and granted those remaining residents life estates. The documentary tells the story of the residents of the events that unfolded.

Date & time

Monday, December 11
6:00 p.m.
Science Center Theater, Central Campus
340 DeKalb Pike, Blue Bell, PA


Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children. Purchase your tickets in advance or at the door.

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