Wilkes-Barre Preservation Society presents “Agnes” Documentary Film
Saturday, Sep 17, 2022 @ 7:00 PM
Doors open at 5:30 PM
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- $10.00 , plus fees
Tickets Go On Sale:
- Jul 8, 2022
- Tickets are only available through the Box Office and not available online. All purchases are final. No refunds or exchanges.
In June, approximately 4,000 people saw “Agnes,” a critically-acclaimed new documentary film, at The F.M. Kirby Center. The film premiere was a complete sell-out. Due to popular demand, a fourth screening of the film has been added for Saturday, September 17 at 7 p.m. Tickets, priced at $10, can be purchased at The Kirby Box Office or by calling (570) 826-1100. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, July 8.
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.