‘Wonder Wheel’ debuting in theaters

Photo © Eric Kowalsky courtesy of Deno's Wonder Wheel Amusement Park

Coney Island is hitting the big screen.

Wonder Wheel, the anticipated film based in and around Coney Island in the 1950s, debuts Friday in theaters.

The film’s arrival culminates a year-plus project after filming started in the fall of 2016. Filmmaker Woody Allen transformed signage and other scenery in Coney Island to reflect a setting reminiscent of the neighborhood in the ’50s.

The film features a cast of well-known stars such as Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake, but early reviews have been mostly disappointing. The film has a 40 percent “Tomatometer” rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Watch a trailer of the film below:

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