Local business owners want to turn Chippewa Lake Park into a concert venue

Posted Tuesday, October 15, 2013 8:55 AM | Contributed by Jeff

Two brothers who grew up in Gloria Glens want to bring back music to the long-abandoned Chippewa Lake Amusement Park. Flying Cages, a company formed by brothers Scott and Brian Jones, sent out a news release Monday saying it was seeking investors to build an 8,000-seat outdoor concert venue at the site of the park, whose stage once hosted pop music icons Creedence Clearwater Revival, Neil Diamond, Paul Revere & the Raiders, Alice Cooper and Ohio’s Michael Stanley.

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 7:54 PM
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Tuesday, October 15, 2013 9:41 PM
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Raven-Phile said:

The best example of this is Red Rocks Amphitheatre. No doubt one of the most beautiful venues in the country, but it only seats just over 9,000 people. They can still pack the place with bands like OAR, Umphery's McGee, etc..

Don't forget ICP...

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:35 AM
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Another fine example of money that these guys in Chippewa aren't going to want to spend. I'm sure it's not cheap getting them, either.

However, being on the grounds of an abandoned/half gutted amusement park (that was the set/subject of a horror film with a dark carnival/clown theme), that might be right up their alley. :)


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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 9:47 PM
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I watched maybe 10 minutes of that movie. (the one set at Chippewa) It was downright painful to watch. Wanted to give it a chance, I really did, because the haunted amusement park idea was intriguing to me. Aside from "Zombieland" I'm having a tough time thinking of another horror movie with amusement park sets.

(Okay, perhaps Kristin Stewart was a horror in that Kennywood movie, but that hardly counts.)

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Wednesday, October 16, 2013 10:21 PM
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Man, I loved that movie. It was pure cheese, and the main actress was running around in a tight tank top and yoga pants. You gotta take those things for what they are, and don't expect a Hollywood blockbuster. :)


R.I.P LeRoi Moore 9/7/61 - 8/19/2008
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Thursday, October 17, 2013 9:43 AM

Tommytheduck said:

Aside from "Zombieland" I'm having a tough time thinking of another horror movie with amusement park sets.

I didn't click RCMAC's link, so if this is redundant, my apologies...

Carnival Of Souls

Final Destination 3

The Funhouse

I know there's others that aren't coming to me now...


The amusement park rises bold and stark..kids are huddled on the beach in a mist

http://support.gktw.org/site/TR/CoastingForKids/General?px=1248054&...fr_id=1372

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:48 PM
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Oh Jeez.... How could I have forgotten Final Dest 3? Duh!

In actuality though, I was referring more to a film where an actual conflict took place in a park. Either a killer was stalking people, the park was haunted, etc. In FD3, there was no conflict, just people getting killed due to an unfortunate accident.

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Thursday, October 17, 2013 5:57 PM

Deadwood park was also partially filmed at Chippewa lake park. Close encounters of the fourth kind was filmed at Cedar point.

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