Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall

Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall, formerly known as Atlantic City Convention Hall is Atlantic City’s first convention center and an iconic landmark to Atlantic City that was built in 1929. Home of the Miss America Pageant, it played host to the city’s growing convention industry. Boardwalk Hall has hosted an amazing list of dazzling entertainers and knockout sporting events throughout its 85 year history.  When in town for a convention, make it a point to tour the pipe organ in historic Boardwalk Hall that is a national historic landmark built in the late 1920s.

Boardwalk Hall also displays the Atlantic City 3D sound and light show on the exterior facade, which consists of surround sound, theatrical lighting, and the latest architectural video mapping technologies. Video mapping is a technique that uses existing architecture as a canvas to bring the building alive (in this case, Boardwalk Hall). The show is an 8½ minute story that reflects the personality of Atlantic City, but everyone who watches the show may have a different interpretatio