Welcome to MOONLIGHT ROLLERWAY the retro rink that is loved by everyone north of Los Angeles in Glendale. Come skate on a rink like you were in the early 60s. The highlight of the show on Tuesday evening, Dominic the owner plays the Hammond organ for the skaters all evening. You won't be able to hear this anywhere else....
Welcome to MOONLIGHT ROLLERWAY the retro rink that is loved by everyone north of Los Angeles in Glendale. Come skate on a rink like you were in the early 60s. The highlight of the show on Tuesday evening, Dominic the owner plays the Hammond organ for the skaters all evening. You won't be able to hear this anywhere else....
The  flashy neon lights illuminate the Moonlight Rollerway parking lot
The flashy neon lights illuminate the Moonlight Rollerway parking lot
It's early evening, people are starting to arrive. In a few hours the crowd will be crowding in front of the Moonlight Rollerway. Some even come from San Diego to skate here for an evening
It's early evening, people are starting to arrive. In a few hours the crowd will be crowding in front of the Moonlight Rollerway. Some even come from San Diego to skate here for an evening
As many rinks struggle to attract people, every weekend in Glendale a crowd of 50's fan skaters line up in front of the Moonlight Rollerway
As many rinks struggle to attract people, every weekend in Glendale a crowd of 50's fan skaters line up in front of the Moonlight Rollerway
At the entrance of the Moonlight Rollerway, under the porch lit by neon lights of all colours, is the cashier, which is identical to the one of the 1950s. Except for the posters announcing theme parties like Harry potter party or David Bowie Tribute are changing.
The cashier welcomes you to Moonlight Rollerway. There is a complete list of rules from the rink to the door: no jacket with words, no gum, no "in and outs", no hat ...
At the entrance of the Moonlight Rollerway, under the porch lit by neon lights of all colours, is the cashier, which is identical to the one of the 1950s. Except for the posters announcing theme parties like Harry potter party or David Bowie Tribute are changing.
The cashier welcomes you to Moonlight Rollerway. There is a complete list of rules from the rink to the door: no jacket with words, no gum, no "in and outs", no hat ...
Madeline considers herself to be a Vintage Girl in a Modern World. She was passionate about clothes between the 1930s and the 1970s. It's a lifestyle for her. Tonight is his  rst night at the Moonlight Rollerway
Madeline considers herself to be a Vintage Girl in a Modern World. She was passionate about clothes between the 1930s and the 1970s. It's a lifestyle for her. Tonight is his rst night at the Moonlight Rollerway
Dominic Cangelosi, 84 years old, is the owner of the Moonlight Rollerway. His story here started very early. When he was young he used to come here to skate with his friends. He loved hearing the sound of the organ and decided to learn to play. That's how he started working at Harry's Rollerink. In the 1980s, he bought the establishment that became the Moonlight Rollerway.
Since every Tuesday evening, he has been on stage and enthusiastically starts playing on his Hammond B3 organ to the delight of the crowd.
Dominic Cangelosi, 84 years old, is the owner of the Moonlight Rollerway. His story here started very early. When he was young he used to come here to skate with his friends. He loved hearing the sound of the organ and decided to learn to play. That's how he started working at Harry's Rollerink. In the 1980s, he bought the establishment that became the Moonlight Rollerway.
Since every Tuesday evening, he has been on stage and enthusiastically starts playing on his Hammond B3 organ to the delight of the crowd.
the roller skate shop.
the roller skate shop.
A staff  member recognizable by his black and white striped out t stands in front of the roller rental shop and prepares a pair of rollers for a customer
A staff member recognizable by his black and white striped out t stands in front of the roller rental shop and prepares a pair of rollers for a customer
Madeline is putting on his roller skates.
Madeline is putting on his roller skates.
It's early evening. In front of the rental counter at Moonlight Rollerway, the skaters are rather young but a little later in the evening, the adults will arrive in large numbers
It's early evening. In front of the rental counter at Moonlight Rollerway, the skaters are rather young but a little later in the evening, the adults will arrive in large numbers
The snack bar is an authentic replica of the 1950s: "We sell hot dogs, pizzas, nachos, corornos and funnel cakes," said Cangelosi
The snack bar is an authentic replica of the 1950s: "We sell hot dogs, pizzas, nachos, corornos and funnel cakes," said Cangelosi
When you walk through the Moonlight's doors, it's as if you were transported back in time. The architecture pays homage to the 1950s to 1970s and features bright silver disco balls that turn from the ceiling and yellow, green and orange disco lights that bounce happily o  the  oors and walls.
When you walk through the Moonlight's doors, it's as if you were transported back in time. The architecture pays homage to the 1950s to 1970s and features bright silver disco balls that turn from the ceiling and yellow, green and orange disco lights that bounce happily o the oors and walls.
The original glossy maple  ooring has been around since the 1950s and is the best choice for skating enthusiasts.
"Customers like the ground because there are no nails and the maplewood grabs their skates and gives them better traction," says Cangelosi
The original glossy maple ooring has been around since the 1950s and is the best choice for skating enthusiasts.
"Customers like the ground because there are no nails and the maplewood grabs their skates and gives them better traction," says Cangelosi
Since the 1950s, all generations of skaters have come here to skate, of course, but also to  irt. Today teenagers meet in the alleys along the rink
Since the 1950s, all generations of skaters have come here to skate, of course, but also to irt. Today teenagers meet in the alleys along the rink
Whatever is your level, you can really have fun with friends on the Moonlight Rollerway rink. Former skaters who have been used to the place for 30 years are happy to meet the newbies.
Whatever is your level, you can really have fun with friends on the Moonlight Rollerway rink. Former skaters who have been used to the place for 30 years are happy to meet the newbies.
Particular attention has been paid to preserving vintage games such as arcade games
Particular attention has been paid to preserving vintage games such as arcade games
The Moonlight Rollerway team, recognizable by its black and white striped suit as in the 1950s, ensures the safety of skaters
The Moonlight Rollerway team, recognizable by its black and white striped suit as in the 1950s, ensures the safety of skaters
One of the exceptions to the desire to keep the establishment as in the 50s is the brand new sound system in the hands of the DJ probably from that time also who can play all kinds of music except rap.
On Tuesday evening the DJ gives way to the show of Dominic who, since the beginning of the Moonlight has been animating the evening by playing the Hammond organ. People come from very far away just to hear him play.
One of the exceptions to the desire to keep the establishment as in the 50s is the brand new sound system in the hands of the DJ probably from that time also who can play all kinds of music except rap.
On Tuesday evening the DJ gives way to the show of Dominic who, since the beginning of the Moonlight has been animating the evening by playing the Hammond organ. People come from very far away just to hear him play.
A young boy puts on skates for the  first time. The excitement is stronger than the fear. His older sister, a Moonlight Rollerway regular, managed to convince him to come and skate.
A young boy puts on skates for the first time. The excitement is stronger than the fear. His older sister, a Moonlight Rollerway regular, managed to convince him to come and skate.
Madeline, fascinated by vintage culture, makes her  rst rides on rollerblades at Moonlight Rollerway
Madeline, fascinated by vintage culture, makes her rst rides on rollerblades at Moonlight Rollerway
All around the rink, alleys with carpets as in the 70s. Young people rest there, beginners recover from their emotions before  nding the courage to return to the rink, and most of them  irt and have fun.
All around the rink, alleys with carpets as in the 70s. Young people rest there, beginners recover from their emotions before nding the courage to return to the rink, and most of them irt and have fun.
A young boy not very comfortable on his skates stands on the wall to avoid falling. The levels of skating are very di erent but there are never any accidents.
A young boy not very comfortable on his skates stands on the wall to avoid falling. The levels of skating are very di erent but there are never any accidents.
All around the rink, alleys with carpets as in the 70s. Young people rest there, beginners recover from their emotions before  nding the courage to return to the rink, and most of them  irt and have fun
All around the rink, alleys with carpets as in the 70s. Young people rest there, beginners recover from their emotions before nding the courage to return to the rink, and most of them irt and have fun
When you walk through the Moonlight's doors, it's as if you were transported back in time. The architecture pays homage to the 1950s to 1970s and features bright silver disco balls that turn from the ceiling and yellow, green and orange disco lights that bounce happily o  the  oors and walls.
When you walk through the Moonlight's doors, it's as if you were transported back in time. The architecture pays homage to the 1950s to 1970s and features bright silver disco balls that turn from the ceiling and yellow, green and orange disco lights that bounce happily o the oors and walls.
Since the 1950s, all generations of skaters have come here to skate, of course, but also to  flirt. Today teenagers meet in the alleys along the rink
Since the 1950s, all generations of skaters have come here to skate, of course, but also to flirt. Today teenagers meet in the alleys along the rink
A young girl in disguise as in the 60s is resting in the aisles next to the lockers
A young girl in disguise as in the 60s is resting in the aisles next to the lockers
All generations cross paths at Moonlight Rollerway. It is still a little early so there are small children and teenagers but within an hour or two, adults will join the rink
All generations cross paths at Moonlight Rollerway. It is still a little early so there are small children and teenagers but within an hour or two, adults will join the rink
A mother patiently waits at the snack bar for her children skating
A mother patiently waits at the snack bar for her children skating
The  FLashy carpeted lanes are crowded with people resting between two skating rides.
The FLashy carpeted lanes are crowded with people resting between two skating rides.
Since the 1950s, all generations of skaters have come here to skate, of course, but also to  irt. Today teenagers meet in the alleys along the rink
Since the 1950s, all generations of skaters have come here to skate, of course, but also to irt. Today teenagers meet in the alleys along the rink
at the exit of the Moonlight Rollerway, the boys are waiting for the girls
at the exit of the Moonlight Rollerway, the boys are waiting for the girls