[VIDEO] The Lost Arcade, a Documentary About the Legendary 76-Year-Old Chinatown Fair Arcade

The Lost Arcade is an interesting documentary from filmmakers Kurt Vincent and Irene Chin which tells the story of Chinatown Fair, the legendary arcade located in the heart of Manhattan's Chinatown.

Chinatown Fair opened as a penny arcade on Mott Street in 1944. Over the decades, the dimly lit gathering place, known for its tic-tac-toe playing chicken, became an institution, surviving turf wars between rival gangs, changing tastes and the explosive growth of home gaming systems like Xbox and Playstation that shuttered most other arcades in the city. But as the neighborhood gentrified, this haven for a diverse, unlikely community faced its strongest challenge, inspiring its biggest devotees to next-level greatness.

Watch the full version of The Lost Arcade documentary for as low as $0.99

Matt Coneybeare

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Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

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