Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society presents “Agnes” Documentary Film 50th Anniversary

Event Details

    Showtime(s):

  • Thursday, Jun 23, 2022 @ 7:00 PM Doors open at 6:00 PM Buy Tickets Now
  • Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 @ 1:00 PM Doors open at 12:00 PM Buy Tickets Now
  • Wednesday, Jun 29, 2022 @ 7:30 PM Doors open at 6:30 PM Buy Tickets Now
  • Ticket Prices:

  • $10.00 , plus fees
  • Tickets Go On Sale:

  • May 2, 2022
  • Additional Details:

  • Tickets are only available through the Box Office and not available online. All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.
  • Artist Website:

  • www.wbpreservation.org

“Agnes,” a new, 90-minute documentary film, will premiere at The F.M. Kirby Center on June 23, 2022. Two additional showings of the film have been added on Wednesday, June 29 at 1pm & 7:30pm. 

The film was produced in cooperation with the Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society to note the 50th anniversary of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Agnes, which resulted in much flooding of the Wyoming Valley in June of 1972 and, at the time, was considered the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States. Though Agnes affected other communities along the east coast and Pennsylvania, the documentary focuses on the Wyoming Valley, which was the hardest hit by the floods. The film includes new interviews, photographs, archived video from local TV stations, radio broadcasts, newspapers, and national news network coverage that has not been seen in 50 years. The film also highlights the resiliency and spirit of the people of the Wyoming Valley and the fortitude that was shown in putting the community back together. This one-time showing at the F.M. Kirby Center will take place 50 years to the day that the Agnes flood struck the Wyoming Valley.