Documentary film covers the closure of Coney Island's Astroland and the battle for developing the area

Posted Thursday, November 15, 2012 9:48 AM | Contributed by VitaminsAndGravy

The once-popular Zipper ride is back for all Coney Island lovers to see – at least on the Big Screen. It’s the focus of a well-done, new documentary by director Amy Nicholson. The 77-minute film “Zipper,” which premiered Saturday to a sold-out audience at SVA Theater in Manhattan, uses the popular carnival ride and its longtime operator Eddie Miranda as a backdrop to a much bigger story going on at the time: the battle between the Bloomberg administration and developer Joe Sitt over how the amusement district should be revived.

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