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OLD CONEY ISLAND with Movie Mike
Apr 19, 2015 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pmFree
Presenting cinema classics, oddities and forgotten gems!
LET’S VISIT OLD CONEY ISLAND!
MIKE HAMMER (1959) A TV series starring Darren McGavin as Mickey Spillane’s hard-boiled detective. This episode was shot on location in Coney Island and shows us Surf Avenue, The Bowery, The World In Wax and the underside of the Thunderbolt coaster, as Hammer gives and gets beatings trying to recover his lost pistol.
Two Castle shorts showing New York in the 1940s. One is a 1949 travelog touring all parts of the city. The other is a novelty of earlier vintage with Zippy The Chimp at Coney Island, showing the beach, the boardwalk and Steeplechase, ending with a climb up the side of a Ferris Wheel to rescue a passed-out passenger.