Sunday, March 1, 2015

Smiles Entertainment Center

Don't be fooled by the old signage "Smiles" is anything but. This once thriving entertainment center now looks like a scene out of Columbia Pictures feature film "Zombie Land". Complete with a Mini Golf Course, batting cage, full arcade and much more this true entertainment center was a staple in the community for over 35 years. In 2011 it's three decade run came to a halt when the economy was at an all time low, and just like that the family fun center was no more. It wasn't all fun and games here, the center has somewhat of a sinister past. In 2001 Smiles was host to a double stabbing where a party goer was stabbed three times, and most notable in 1994 when a gang battle erupted outside the center and a young boy was assaulted and others shot.  

Update: Location demolished in 2015

Photos by Michael Parisi of

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