8 Mott Street

Chinatown Fair Arcade in Danger of Eviction

Posted September 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

During pandemic times, sharing buttons on game cabinets and sweating over dance games poses a difficult challenge for the remaining brick-and-mortar arcades. Especially the Chinatown Fair Arcade down on Mott Street. No stranger to survival – the 77-year-old arcade had shut for over a year before its revival in 2012 – Chinatown Fair now faces […]


Chinatown Fair Arcade Doc Nabs Weeklong Residency at Metrograph Theater

Posted August 12, 2016 at 5:00 am

Get that sack of quarters ready… Ten months after its premiere at the IFC Center, the indie film about the classic Chinatown Fair Arcade is coming home. To Chinatown, that is. The flick has a weeklong residency at the Metrograph theater on Ludlow Street, beginning tonight. The Lost Arcade dabbles in “technostalgia,” and has been in the works […]

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Inside the New Chinatown Fair Arcade on Mott

Posted May 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

The day is here – Chinatown Fair Arcade has officially reopened. Launch day was on Friday.


Chinatown Fair Arcade to Reopen May 5

Posted April 19, 2012 at 6:28 am

Last week we confirmed reports that, one year after closing shop, the beloved Chinatown Fair was indeed reopening its longtime location at 8 Mott Street. Now even more details are coming to light regarding the arcade reboot.


Chinatown Fair Arcade Should Reopen in May!

Posted April 12, 2012 at 6:09 am

Thanks to a Boogie tipster, we have a boatload of new information about the Chinatown Fair Arcade reboot. Exclusive details after the jump!


Chinatown Fair Arcade Reopening at 8 Mott Street!

Posted March 17, 2012 at 9:19 am

Independent filmmakers Kurt Vincent and Owen Strock, who are wrapping their documentary about the iconic institution, spotted workers delivering video games back into the old Mott Street location earlier this week.

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Chinatown Fair Documentary Short Released [Video]

Posted July 28, 2011 at 6:28 am

Nigh on six months since the sudden departure of the legendary Chinatown Fair from 8 Mott Street, the wound has yet to heal.

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Chinatown Fair Arcade Documentary Nearing Completion

Posted May 5, 2011 at 6:28 am

Hard to believe that it’s already been more than two months since the decades-old Chinatown Fair Arcade shuttered forever.

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Documentary About Chinatown Fair Arcade Coming Soon

Posted March 11, 2011 at 12:25 pm

There’s still some bitterness in the air around 8 Mott Street, decades-old home of the now-defunct Chinatown Fair Arcade.

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Breaking: Chinatown Fair Now Called Next Level Arcade

Posted March 7, 2011 at 6:49 am

True to his word, arcade manager Henry Cen is already at work on a successor to the Chinatown Fair Arcade.