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The Lost Arcade (2016)

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The Lost Arcade is the story of Chinatown Fair, the legendary arcade located in the heart of New York's Chinatown. The documentary explores how the arcade became a shelter to a community as diverse as the city surrounding it and changed lives in doing so.

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Vincent descends on his subject like an angel of mercy, casting light on the disenfranchised denizens that found in the arcade a home away from home.

August 25, 2016 | Full Review…

The fate of Chinatown Fair makes for a reasonably compelling, if familiar, story... [Yet] it's when the film wanders offsite that its true subject emerges.

August 12, 2016 | Full Review…

It really does take us there and illustrate why this place mattered to so many people. It made me want to go find some quarters and head down to the arcade myself.

August 12, 2016 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

"The Lost Arcade" is an engaging minor movie, but it touches on something that's being lost in the age of technology that's much bigger than video-game arcades: the feeling that there's a reason - driving and inescapable and romantic - to leave home.

August 12, 2016 | Full Review…

art scrappy, part sweet and wholly enjoyable, "The Lost Arcade" is a love letter to a vanished piece of New York, and a little wish for the future.

August 11, 2016 | Full Review…

The Lost Arcade doesn't offer a particularly fresh angle on the subject, but it may please those nostalgic for the days when people stood in front of huge cabinets, paying a quarter a shot to do their punching by avatar.

August 11, 2016 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

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