Remembering Playland at the Beach

Rated NR 60 minutes

The story of San Francisco's now-extinct Playland at the Beach, an amusement park located next to Ocean Beach. In 1923, The Whitney's opened their first concession soon followed by additional concessions. They eventually purchased the 10-acres of land on which Playland sat. After George Whitney's death in 1958, and years of decline, the land was purchased in 1971 and Playland was dismantled in 1972 for condominium development. More than three decades later, Tom Wyrsch has resurrected the city's lost treasure in his new documentary. For those who have only heard stories about Playland, the documentary will help bring it to life.

Film Credits

Director: Tom Wyrsch

Cast: Ernie Fosselius, Wayne Hess and Joe Mirante

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