Three young men raised in the Mountain Area are pooling their talents in an attempt to save the Met Cinema in Oakhurst after it closed unexpectedly Nov. 1.
We have a very different and innovative method, tailored to a rural community, to save the theater, said Matt Sconce, whose written, directed and produced several films.
Sconce teamed up with long-time friends Keith Walker and James Nelson to help rescue the movie theater. Walker is a software engineer that's worked in the aerospace industry for 12 years. He recently won a national award for computer programming from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, and was recruited for employment by the CIA. Nelson is a creative solutions expert and won a national award from Coca-Cola for a video gaming concept.
The trio has met with the landlords of the Met property, its former owners, and its previous owners through 2008, Rusty and Sara Murphy, who have all expressed excitement about their plan to save the Met.
Watch for details about the trios plan, coming soon in the Sierra Star.