The World Premiere of The Legacy of Arrow Development - January 23, 2016
What just happened? Did we just pull off a complete film premiere – or was it all a dream?
On Saturday, January 23rd, American Coaster Enthusiasts held their first-ever film premiere, debuting The Legacy of Arrow Development history documentary.
ACE members, friends and family, local dignitaries and even former Arrow employees were all friends and families were all in attendance, packing the historic Montgomery Theater in downtown San Jose, CA. Over 338 people were recorded in attendance!
The evening was hosted by NBC Bay Area’s Garvin Thomas, who first ran a story about the “Lost Parks” team and their Santa's Village episode back in late 2013, which can be seen here: NBC Bay Area Story
The premiere was presented by the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, which spoke before the film about why local history is important – and how proud they were to be a part of such a special evening.
From pieces of old Arrow attractions, to an entire ride vehicle donated by California’s Great America, to a surprise appearance by Danny the Dragon from Happy Hollow Park and Zoo – it was a surreal night, that was thankfully captured in these photos on our Facebook page - FULL ALBUM
After the film concluded, all of the former Arrow employees in attendance gathered into the lobby, for a once-in-a-lifetime photo opportunity.
Overall, it was a very successful evening of fun, history and also promoting all the great work that ACE does
A single blog post is not enough to encapsulate the entire evening – but we hope to see you at our next special screening – January 30th at Six Flags Magic Mountain – for the Southern California premiere of The Legacy of Arrow Development. Ride on!
- The Crew at The Legacy of Arrow Development