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Video - Abandoned Arcade "Wight City" on the Isle of Wight

Discussion in 'Urban Exploring Videos' started by The Nutters Productions, Aug 13, 2016.

  1. The Nutters Productions

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    Inside the bowels of the arcade of the Wight City complex that closed its doors in 2012 lies an ocean of decaying and forgotten arcade machines, a place that was once filled with the sounds and laughter from thousands of holidaymakers, is now left to grow moss, with nothing but the ghostly echoes of the once loved Machines to haunt the mind, creating the most poignant example of human existence I have come across to date.

    Walking around the darkened arcade by myself was bazaar to say the least, The air was course and dry. A lot of the floor was covered in mould and moss from the dampness seeping up from the flooded Bogeys nightclub below, I often find it fascinating when you find growth among decay intermixed like that, there's something beautiful about the nature of it.
    I've largely dedicated a good part of my life to documenting places such as this, Its an adventure in itself and archives an atmosphere that would otherwise remain unseen and become lost to time.
    I'm hoping that the machines will be saved, I doubt there are many examples of some of them left in existence such as the Simpson's machine. arcades are closing all over the UK, love them or hate them it is true that the sounds, smells and lights of such places has left a poetic legacy, it seems such a waste for them to be left to rust.

    I've personally always had a soft spot for the old arcade machines, If they do go up for auction I'd love to buy the mystic meg one for my living room. I felt sorry for her sat in the darkness amongst the rubble.
    I edit all the films myself under my company name The Nutters Productions which has been slowly growing over the last 14 years, I source a lot of freeware sfx and some of my own music I record with the band I'm in called The Freedom.

    I released a documentary with a lot of urban exploration footage of the island in some time back called A Darker Shade of Wight, Sales are doing well, Its available on Ebay.

    My plan from here on out is to continue to archive the unseen world for the future, I've got a few more video's in editing at current that will hopefully be online soon so please sub my channel :D www.youtube.com/nuttersproductions

    Cheers Everyone

    Arron Swaffar
     

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    Thanks for the video, great job! I used to work in that arcade as a summer job so it's very sad to see it all looking like that. Definitely hope that the machines are saved, i'd love to have that simpsons one, i played a lot on that as a kid!
     
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