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Historian Charles Denson’s “Coney Island: Secrets of the Universe” is both eloquent and enigmatic. When the six-minute short premiered at the Coney Island Film Festival in September, the program notes read: “Coney’s iconic cosmology comes into play when a mysterious crypto-governmental force seeks domination of the island. Secrets of the Universe probes Coney Island’s hyper-mythological role in fantasy, neo-symbolism, and the infinite!”

At the film fest screening, someone asked us if the opening scenes of the Marine helicopters landing on Coney Island’s beach were real. Yes, indeed! Gorgeous shots of the Astroland Rocket and Burger Boy atop Gregory and Paul’s (now Paul’s Daughter) roof, Astroland, the Astrotower, Wonder Wheel and Parachute Jump are prominently featured. We’ll leave it to you, dear reader, to decipher the secrets of this universe.

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