One Cent Wonders at the Spring Lake Arcade

by John Kiernan

Long before the flashy video arcade burst into existence, its predecessor, the penny arcade, was offering cheap thrills at a fraction of the cost.  It may be a dying breed, but there are stragglers still hanging on at places like Spring Lake Arcade in Burrillville. Located right on the beach, the arcade offers a cool escape after a day of swimming and sunbathing. The arcade has been around since 1930, considered by some to be the oldest penny arcade in America.