TO CONEY ISLAND
Allow at least 1 to 1.5 hours by subway from Manhattan and please check the MTA Website before heading to Coney Island for any scheduled weekend service changes.
We STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you leave yourself ample time because subway service on weekends can be very erratic.
By Car:Take the Belt Parkway to exit 6. Head south on Cropsey Avenue to West 17th Street. Keyspan Park and the Parachute Jump will be in front of you on Surf Avenue. Metered and some free parking is available along most streets. There are commercial parking lots on West 17th Street at MCU Park and West 12th Street between Mermaid and Surf, West 15th Street between the Boardwalk and Surf and on Neptune Avenue between West 12th and Stillwell Avenue. Metered parking is available on Surf Ave. Stillwell Ave. 10th and 15th streets on Fridays and Saturdays. The meters run until 7pm. Sundays you do not have to feed the meters (they are free).
GPS Address 1208 Surf Ave.
Local Coney Island Car Service:
7 Ocean Express Car Service - 718-934-1111
Sea Side Car Service - 718-646-6666
Hopstop - Point to Point Subway and Bus travel directions. Use 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY as your destination.
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The mission of the Coney Island Film Festival is to raise funds for the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA and to present an engaging and entertaining program of films in the heart of Brooklyn's most storied neighborhood.
The Coney Island Film Festival screens a truly eclectic range of films from the U.S. and all over the world and much to the delight of our audience features a number of "made in Coney Island" productions each year. In 2015 the Coney Island Film Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
The festival's ties to carny culture are undeniable. Our screening venues are the legendary Sideshows by the Seashore theater, home to America's last authentic 10-in-1 circus sideshow and the Coney Island Museum. Our infamous opening night celebrations feature live performances by sideshow & burlesque stars.
Amusements: Coney Island's amusement parks & aquarium are scheduled to be open weather permitting. Visit their websites for more info: Deno's WonderWheel Park, Luna Park NYC, New York Aquarium, El Dorado Bumper Cars and Arcade, 12th St. Amusements, Coney Island Fun Guide
Of course there's the world famous beach and boardwalk just one block up from our venue.
There are also food vendors along the boardwalk including Paul's Daughter, Ruby's and Tom's.
Local Full Service Bars:
Peggy O'Neill's Sports Bar at MCU Park - Surf Ave and West 16st.
Ruby's Bar - Boardwalk between West 12st and Stillwell Ave.
IMDB list of films shot on Coney Island.
Coney Island History articles website list of films shot on Coney Island.
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