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Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Astroland Goes Back To The Future

Astroland Amusement Park's orginal space-age theme is revisted through the new exhibit at the Coney Island History Project.

During the early 1960s the Albert family transformed a square block occupied by Feltman’s Restaurant, birthplace of the hot dog, into a futuristic amusement park that exists to this day.

The exhibit will open and the Coney Island History Project.

The exhibit honors the Albert Family’s four-decade commitment to Coney Island and includes the original plans of the park and photographs of the construction of the Astrotower, Mercury Capsule Skyride, Diving Bells, AstroRocket, Water Flume, Cyclone, Space Orbit and the Astroland Restaurant, formerly Feltman’s


The Coney Island History Project presents
THE ASTROLAND ARCHIVES PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT:
'Back to the Future'
Opens Saturday, August 2, 2008 through September 1, 2008

at 1:00 pm
at The Coney Island History Project's Exhibition Center
under the Cyclone Roller Coaster

1000 Surf Avenue - just east of 10th St.
Phone 718-266-0012
Exhibition Center hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 1pm-6pm
Also open September 1, Labor Day (Monday), 1pm-6pm
FREE ADMISSION FOR ONE AND ALL!


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posted by Omar Robau @ 7/29/2008 02:56:00 AM 

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