Thursday, April 7, 2011

Jersey Shore Fact of the Day 4: Atlantic City was filmed in Atlantic City

If you're interested in the history of Atlantic City, Netflix yourself a copy of Atlantic City, a 1980 movie with Susan Sarandon and Burt Lancaster that was actually filmed in Atlantic City. I believe the above photo is set inside the Knife & Fork Inn. Other locations include the White House Sub Shop and, of course the Atlantic City Boardwalk (Lucy the Elephant is in the movie, too, but in the wrong location - you won't see her on your way into town. She's in Margate).

The movie shows a time of transition - the abject state of decay right at the start of the casino boom. It takes place right after gambling legally came to town. Resorts is open and operating, and old, crumbling yet beautiful hotels are being torn down to make way for the casinos you see today. Not saying it was right - but the movie captured that moment.

It's a good flick, too. Sarandon was nominated for an Oscar for her role. Well worth adding to your Netflix cue.

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1 comment:

Rosemary said...

A cute little film from 2007,Greetings from the Shore,was filmed in Lavallette.