(Thanks for the tip Foxx!)
We all heard about the closure of Chinatown Fair, a popular arcade in NYC earlier this year. It came at about the same time as the closure of Arcade Infinity in California. A man by the name of Kurt Vincent was at Chinatown Fair to capture the mood from that location’s last night in operation, which wasn’t necessarily a happy occasion. The trailer the documentary can be found below, and while one might assume that it was game over for the place if you watch the trailer by itself (or if you read Joystiq’s current post about this) we do know that it wasn’t quite the end of the scene there, just that particular location. We heard in March that the same management and games have moved into Brooklyn, NY under the new name The Next Level Arcade. So there’s no reason to despair if you’re in NYC and as for this documentary it’s still a fascinating look into arcade culture, I look forward to seeing more about it soon. It’s just too bad that the only arcades which get this level of attention when they open or close is just those found in Southern California or New York City.
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