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Share Hoffman’s Playland memorabilia

Hoffman’s Playland in Latham is closing Sept.14 after 62 years of entertaining the Capital Region’s children and adults. Local PBS affiliate, WMHT-TV, is commemorating the event with a documentary on the landmark amusement park’s history. Community members are asked to share their home movies, photos and memories from across the decades.

Hoffman’s began as a family-owned and operated park in 1952 with two rides and live ponies, but has since expanded to include 19 rides, a variety of food venues, an old-fashioned arcade and more.

WMHT is teaming with Working Pictures of Albany to produce the nostalgic documentary, which will contain HD footage of the final month of the park viewed from many  perspectives, interviews with owners, guests and historians, as well as archival photographs and film.

The documentary is scheduled to be broadcast on WMHT in December, with many rebroadcasts planned. It will also be available for viewing online at http://www.wmht.org and as a companion DVD that will be offered to station supporters during pledge drives.

Community members interested in contributing to the documentary can email hoffmans@wmht.org. Individuals should include their name, what materials and/or stories they have to share along, as well as contact information. Initial funding has been provided by Girl Scouts of America. WMHT is currently seeking funding for the production from businesses and foundations, which will be recognized during film production.

For more information, contact Scott Sauer at 518-880-3482 or ssauer@wmht.org.

Gloria Mazure

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