Welcome to the Riverview Pavilion!
As the years went by, Riverview got a bit worse for wear, but was still a summertime staple for nearly everyone in town until the mid-1970s, when it was closed forever. As some sort of "consolation prize", a couple of the lesser rides were moved to a small section of Adventureland in Altoona and framed under a "Riverview" entry sign. But that ain't Riverview, of course.
I don't have a huge collection of Riverview materials, and I don't have a film project in the works (yet)--for now, I just want to post what I have in the hopes that there are others who'd like to remember Riverview as it was. So send in your stories, scans of snapshots, postcards, digitized home movies, ticket stubs, Mutoscope cards, railroad spikes, whatever--and I'll put 'em up.
The photos above are the old carousel pavilion around 1991 or so, shortly before it was torn down. (Floppy fans will recall seeing footage of one of the female hostesses riding the carousel circa 1965 or so in the retrospective "Floppy: 30 Years of Fun".) Spooky, eh? As if silently waiting for Mr. Dark to materialize and offer us free carousel rides, in reverse. Which would of course make us younger, take us back in time.