Chinatown Fair Video Arcade

Chinatown Fair Arcade Doc Nabs Weeklong Residency at Metrograph Theater

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 […]

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Documentary About Chinatown Fair Arcade Premieres at IFC Center November 14 [VIDEO]

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 […]

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Google Lets You Play Pac Man on the Streets of the Lower East Side

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 […]

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Pac-Man’s Blinky Spotted on Ludlow

Posted July 25, 2012 at 6:43 am

Save up your power pellets, folks, because Blinky is loose on the Lower East Side!

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Coming Soon: Two-Bit’s Retro Arcade at 153 Essex Street

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.

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Inside the New Chinatown Fair Arcade on Mott

Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

The day is here – Chinatown Fair Arcade has officially reopened. Launch day was on Friday.

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Chinatown Fair Arcade to Reopen May 5

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.

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Chinatown Fair Arcade Should Reopen in May!

Posted April 12, 2012 at 6:09 am

Thanks to a Boogie tipster, we have a boatload of new information about the Chinatown Fair Arcade reboot. Exclusive details after the jump!

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Chinatown Fair Arcade Reopening at 8 Mott Street!

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.

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Community 54 Brings Streetwear Boutique & Arcade to Clinton Street

Posted October 17, 2011 at 6:09 am

Where once a psychic channeled the spirits at 54 Clinton Street (i.e. Mystic Garden), a new streetwear outpost has opened shop.

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