Strand Theatre to Screen New Mine Disaster Film

MOUNDSVILLE — The Strand Theatre is pleased to announce a weekend of screenings of the new feature film “Mine 9,” a mine disaster film based on a true story.

Mining country in Appalachia has been declared The Devils Playground.

With ever growing safety concerns at the mine, Zeke (section leader and longtime coal mining veteran), struggles with the correct course of action, weighing on one hand the safety of his men, and on the other, the need to earn a steady wage in an economically depressed region. Today, however, fate takes matters into its own hands when a huge methane explosion rips through the mine.

Smoke engulfs the men, forcing them to rely on nothing more than brains, brawn and faulty self-rescuers (oxygen tanks that afford them one hour of air). “Mine 9” is the story of the struggle for survival against all odds; men trapped in hell as the result of exploitation, greed and circumstance.

Come see this new, feature-length film by West Virginia native Eddie Mensore today through Sunday, May 17-19. Tickets will be available at the door. Show times are 7 p.m. today, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Saturday and at 2 p.m. Sunday.

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