Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Amusement Park Movies

It's Oscartime, which is like gearing up for the Superbowl for actors and filmbuffs. I'm an actor-type person and the build up toward the Academy Awards is always a sparkling time of the year.

2009 was a "just okay" year in film as far as I'm concerned. One of my favorite films was "Adventureland", filmed in part at Pittsburgh's incredible Kennywood, but it wasn't nominated for a stitch. But it got me wondering what other films are set in amusement parks, or feature a visit to an amusement park as a major plot point.

Here's a casual list. Feel free to post any additions:

"The Fury"
"National Lampoon's Vacation"
"The Jerk"
"KISS Meets the Phantom of the Park"

I'm looking, I'm searching -- there's gotta be more. Help me out here!


  1. Sudden Impact with Clint Eastwood.

  2. The Santa Cruz Boardwalk, to be exact! Oh, and I must add "Annie Hall"!!