Free screening of Finding Playland at Shoreline Community College

Friday, November 20, 2009

Finding Playland is an hour-long neighborhood documentary exploring what it meant to work and play with the family at Seattle's long-lost Playland Amusement Park.

Playland was a regional amusement park on the shores of Bitter Lake, just off Aurora avenue at 130th St. in North Seattle. Open from 1930 until 1960, generations of Seattle kids were thrilled by rides such as the Shoot the Chutes and the Big Dipper. Regional amusement parks such as Playland were a characteristic feature of American urban centers at this time and Playland's story reflects opportunities and changes in American history. Finding Playland uncovers a lost funhouse of Seattle's regional heritage.

Finding Playland December 1, 2009 - 7 pm
Shoreline Community College Auditorium
16101 Greenwood Ave N
Shoreline 98133

View the Finding Playland trailer at

More information about Playland, and some fascinating photos, are available at

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