What are amusements?

Some articles on amusements, amusement:

Brent Redstone
... Brent sued National Amusements, his sister, and his father in 2006 ... buyout of Brent's one-sixth stake in National Amusements ... Currently, Shari Redstone owns 20% of National Amusements while Sumner Redstone owns the other 80%.National Amusements, holds a controlling stake in CBS ...
Barry's Amusements
... Barry's Amusements is the largest theme park in Northern Ireland and also the largest on the island of Ireland ... Barry's maintains a mixture of traditional and modern amusements ...
The Pike - Attractions - Entertainment and Shows - Amusements
... Ocean Center Building containing Hollywood on the Pike cabaret and an amusement arcade ... and shooting galleries, as well as outdoor amusement machines such as fortune predicting weight-scales, and several large indoor collections of coin-operated ... Among the most popular coin operated amusement machines and devices were the redemption games which dispensed tickets, such as skee-ball ...
Centreville Amusement Park - Amusements
... A narrow gauge train with 5 passengers cars operates at the park ... It is one of three miniature train rides in Toronto John Street Roundhouse operates an outdoor seasonal miniature ride (locomotive, tender and 4 passenger coaches) Woodbine Centre Fantasy Fair Express operates an indoor year round miniature ride ...
... working class women took pride in going out and enjoying the city’s “cheap amusements” ... Some notable cheap amusements included public dances, amusement parks, and nickelodeon movie theatres ... this term in many of her scholarly works such as Cheap Amusements Working Women and Leisure in Turn-of-the-Century New York (1986) and “Charity Girls and City Pleasures” (20 ...

Famous quotes containing the word amusements:

    All great amusements are dangerous to the Christian life; but among all those which the world has invented there is none more to be feared than the theater. It is a representation of the passions so natural and so delicate that it excites them and gives birth to them in our hearts, and, above all, to that of love.
    Blaise Pascal (1623–1662)

    A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind.
    Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862)

    Instead of giving in to the greatest misfortune that can happen at my age, deafness, I busy myself in searching out all possible compensations, and I apply myself much more to all the amusements that are here within my grasp.
    Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl Chesterfield (1694–1773)