1980, the motion picture "The Funhouse" was
filmed on location in North Miami for release by Universal
Pictures the following year. Interiors were shot at
the Norin Studios and exteriors utilized the facilities
of the Megerle Shows carnival. The producers availed
themselves of the opportunity to rent many of Van Olkon's
creations as set decorations, and they could not have
chosen more wisely for such an authentic look and feel
for their movie. In the title sequence alone (see below),
more than a dozen ADC figures are shown in full motion.
Watching this sequence, the viewer becomes aware of
the intricacies of movement that were built into Olkon's
creatures, rivalling the subtle qualities of antique
automata and much more sophisticated than the standard
dark ride stunts of their time.