VHS_MountainParkMemories[VHS: WGBY – 2002 – 35 mins]. Come along for the ride of a lifetime! Celebrating one of America’s grand old amusement parks. Mountain Park in Holyoke, Massachusetts closed in 1987 after almost 100 years of operation. But the thrills, romance and excitement live on. Old film footage, archival photos and Mountain Park memorabilia are part of the nostalgia, along with the reminiscences of park employees and regulars. From the Sky Ride and the Fun House to the Casino and the Ballroom, the memories are so vivid you can almost smell the popcorn on the midway! (Also available on DVD). ANDY SHINE SAYS: This is one of my favourite short films. Some have criticised the time spent discussing the many Mountain Park theatre productions; however, I think the balance between this and the rides on the midway is about right. ANDY SHINE’S RATING: Good / Excellent.