The Thunderbolt was a wooden roller coaster located at Coney Island in Brooklyn.
It was featured briefly in Woody Allen’s 1977 film Annie Hall.
In the 1998 movie He Got Game, Spike Lee features the coaster in its dilapidated state.
Operated from 1925 until 1982 and remained standing until it was demolished in 2000. Reopened with different design in 2014 as ‘the steel coaster’.
The indie rock/slowcore band Red House Painters 1993 album, Red House Painters (Rollercoaster) features a sepia toned photograph of the Thunderbolt as its cover art.
The last film to photograph the Thunderbolt was Requiem for a Dream.