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The Town That Was

2006 Rated NR 1hr 11m

Filmmakers Chris Perkel and Georgie Roland move into the once-bustling town of Centralia, Pa., in this stirring account of a mining center that died a slow and painful death -- and the dwindling few who stayed behind to save it. When a seam of anthracite caught fire beneath the town's surface in 1962, a deadly blaze ignited. More than 20 years later, it was still burning, prompting all but 11 of Centralia's 1,600 residents to move away.

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Movie Details

Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.78:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access; interview with PA state representative Robert Belfanti; ; cast and crew interviews; home movies from Centralia's centennial; real estate tour of Scranton; music video; photo gallery; trailer.