OAKHURST – When the Met Cinema closed its doors on Nov. 1, the community began asking “what can we do to help.”
Now three young men, Matt Sconce, Keith Walker and James Nelson, are teaming up to do something to save the local theater.
“We have a plan, but we’re not going public with it as yet,” Nelson told us last week. “We don’t want to put anything out there until we have our plan in place.”On Nov. 8, Sconce posted on his facebook page, “Do you want to save the Met Cinemas in Oakhurst from closing? We have a way and we need you! This will happen fast and we need the entire mountain community to be watching and ready. This will rock.“
When we spoke with Nelson on Friday, Nov. 23, he said that the group has a timeline in mind, but there are many different parties involved.
Everybody is working well together, says Nelson. “The landlords and the business owners; everyone is working to iron out the details inherent in a project of this size. We are committed to coming to an agreement that will serve everyone well.”
Nelson says they’re hoping for an announcement next week, but the timeline is not set. “We have so many details that we need to work out on the business side of things, that are dependent upon everything coming together in a timely manner.”
The group says their plan is uniquely designed for this type of community, and they are very excited about moving forward.