The Lost Arcade Trailer (2016)

Trailer for the documentary The Lost Arcade.

Written and produced by Irene Chin and directed by Kurt Vincent, The Lost Arcade, is an intimate story of a once-ubiquitous cultural phenomenon on the edge of extinction, especially in New York City, which once had video arcades by the dozen. These arcades were as much social hubs to meet up and hang out as they were public arenas for gamers to demonstrate their skills. But by 2011, only a handful remained, most of them corporate affairs, leaving the legendary Chinatown Fair on Mott Street as the last hold-out of old-school arcade culture. Opened in the early 1940’s, Chinatown Fair, famous for its dancing and tic tac toe playing chickens, survived turf wars between rival gangs, increases in rent, and the rise of the home gaming system to become an institution and haven for kids from all five boroughs. A documentary portrait of the Chinatown Fair and its denizens, The Lost Arcade is a eulogy for and a celebration of the arcade gaming community, tenacity, and Dance Dance Revolutionary spirit.

Duration
2 min 14 sec

Views
2,500

Posted On
July 20, 2016
Director
Kurt Vincent

Writer
Irene Chin

Studio
Independent

Release
August 12, 2016
Cast
Jason Scott Sadofsky
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