Chinatown Fair Video Arcade
Posted September 22, 2020 at 5:00 am
During pandemic times, sharing buttons on game cabinets and sweating over dance games poses a difficult challenge for the remaining brick-and-mortar arcades. Especially the Chinatown Fair Arcade down on Mott Street. No stranger to survival – the 77-year-old arcade had shut for over a year before its revival in 2012 – Chinatown Fair now faces […]
Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:00 am
Get that sack of quarters ready… Ten months after its premiere at the IFC Center, the indie film about the classic Chinatown Fair Arcade is coming home. To Chinatown, that is. The flick has a weeklong residency at the Metrograph theater on Ludlow Street, beginning tonight. The Lost Arcade dabbles in “technostalgia,” and has been in the works […]
Posted October 29, 2015 at 9:26 am
It’s hard to believe that it’s been over four-and-a-half years since the last true gamer’s paradise in Manhattan – Chinatown Fair Video Arcade – shuttered and hauled ass to Brooklyn (i.e. Next Level Arcade). Yes, a rebooted version arrived in the spring of 2012, but it’s just not the same. It’s missing something. This iteration […]
Posted April 3, 2015 at 10:00 am
Two-Bits Arcade and Hanksy’s “Best of the Worst” pop-up aren’t the only ones with vintage video game Pac-Man at their fingertips. For a limited time, anyone can play Pac-Man, anywhere in the world. No quarters needed! The brains over at Google seem to have an affinity for the beloved retro game, as evidenced in their 30th […]
Posted June 25, 2012 at 6:41 am
Here’s something to get excited about. The recently-reopened Chinatown Fair is no longer the only game in town, so to speak. Some new competition is on deck for 153 Essex Street.
Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:28 am
Last week we confirmed reports that, one year after closing shop, the beloved Chinatown Fair was indeed reopening its longtime location at 8 Mott Street. Now even more details are coming to light regarding the arcade reboot.
Posted March 17, 2012 at 9:19 am
Independent filmmakers Kurt Vincent and Owen Strock, who are wrapping their documentary about the iconic institution, spotted workers delivering video games back into the old Mott Street location earlier this week.