ROTON POINT: THE PRETTIEST PARK ON LONG ISLAND SOUND.

DVD_RotonPoint[DVD: Cinestories / David Hogoboom – 2009 – 44 mins]. Narrated by Bob Becker. Trolley cars and paddle-wheel steamships brought thousands of daily visitors to Roton Point Park (Rowayton, Connecticut). They came to enjoy the beach, the roller coaster, the big-name bands and the bizarre vaudeville acts. Roton Point is a window on 130 years of American history, beginning as an amusement park in the 1880’s and later as a beach resort. This programme vividly documents the music, the culture and the values of Americans coming to terms with a whimsically changing society. ANDY SHINE SAYS: Enjoyable and informative, although I longed for more amusement park images and rides information. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Fair.