Oriental’s Old Theater to host ‘A Neuse Night Out’

The Old Theater in Oriental will launch “A Neuse Night Out” with a screening of “A Sound River,” a short film celebrating decades of environmental activism for the Neuse and Tar-Pamlico rivers.

The film will be played at 4:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and is free to the public.

“A Sound River” documents the history of conservation organization Sound Rivers, from its humble beginnings around kitchen tables to court battles against industrial polluters, as told by the voices of Sound Rivers — founders, partners and the Riverkeepers guarding local waterways.

Neuse Riverkeeper Samantha Krop and Sound Rivers’ Staff Scientist Katy Hunt will be on hand for the screening and the following Q&A, and longtime Sound Rivers’ member and volunteer Bill Hines will be honored for his ongoing dedication to keeping the Neuse clean.

“I’m really excited to get down to Oriental to meet the many people who have been so instrumental in working for clean water on the Neuse,” Sam said. “And the film is such a great way to introduce people to the threats — past and present — facing the river.”

After the film and Q&A, participants are invited to move across the street to New Village Brewery for a more casual “meet the riverkeeper” event.

Watch the trailer for “A Sound River” HERE.

The Old Theater is located at 609 Broad Street, Oriental.