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The Bergman Collection - AstroWorld, Part I (1981)

Molly Bergman

Silent | 1981

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This 1981 home movie captures a visit to the now-closed Six Flags AstroWorld amusement park in Houston. In the footage, a group of families ride several attractions, including rail cars that were modeled after early 20th-century French taxis for the park’s European Village section. AstroWorld opened on June 1, 1968, as part of the Astrodomain, a development complex owned by former Houston Mayor Roy Hofheinz. Six Flags bought the park in 1975, operating it until its closure in 2005.