Requiem for the Thunderbolt

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The Thunderbolt was destroyed by the city on November 17, 2000. To many it was a beautiful living monument of Coney Island in its glory days. The Thunderbolt can be spotted in the films Annie Hall, He Got Game and Requiem for a Dream (amongst others). The majority of these photos were taken the day after the destruction. Years later, the lot is overgrown with weeds and littered with garbage.


Photos by Rob Leddy and Laurie MacMillan. Unauthorized commercial use prohibited.