Chinatown Fair Arcade Documentary Nearing Completion

Posted on: May 5th, 2011 at 6:28 am by

Hard to believe that it’s already been more than two months since the decades-old Chinatown Fair Arcade shuttered forever.  After vacating 8 Mott Street, former manager Henry Cen decamped for Brooklyn and changed the name to Next Level Arcade.  And the bowels of Mott just haven’t been the same since.  It feels like only yesterday that we spent considerable time playing their Ms. Pac Man machine with its super-fast chomper and sticky joystick; and crinkling our nose at the musty, BO-heavy atmosphere.

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Everyone shall soon have the chance to relive that final, somber night of the arcade, thanks to Kurt Vincent and his new film, Arcade: The Last Night at Chinatown FairAs previously reported, the documentary sheds light on the tight-knit gaming subculture that called this place home.  The very last true arcade in Manhattan.  Vincent continues to solicit funding for the project via Kickstarter donations, and is already halfway toward meeting a goal of $20,000.  You have until May 31 to donate.

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Meanwhile, an updated trailer was released last week:

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