Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Remembering Playland by the Beach
More a memory film than straight documentary this hour long film looks back at the history of the park from its days as concession stands on the beach to importing of rides to the building of the complex. It covers the various rides including ever changing roller coasters and the ability to spend whole days in the fun house for the nominal entry fee. They discuss the myths and legends and truth contained therein (such as the story of the guy who stood up on the rollercoaster and lost his head). We also get a great sense of what it was like to live near the park as well as what it was like to work there.
I was never at the park but after seeing this I wish I had been there. This is a great shot of instant nostalgia even for someone who was never there.