your Dad I used to play
When it could have been Weirs Beach:
Now featuring over 90 playable, historic pinball machines, the Pacific Pinball Museum has finally become a reality! Our new front entrance at 1510 Webster Street, Alameda, CA is open 6 days a week with extended hours on weekends. We now offer 15 woodrails and 20 wedgeheads from Larry Zartarian’s collection and additional games representing early pinballs from the Mr and Mrs. Gordon Hasse, Dan Miller, and Michael Schiess Collections. The beautiful wall murals are by Dan Fontes assisted by Ed Cassel and many volunteers.
Still of the fan of the old Lucky Ju Ju? Don’t worry…it’s still there! We still offer the “back 40″ on Friday and Saturday nights. Come down and be blown away by the best place to experience pinball in the world! All machines are on freeplay and once admission is paid, you can come and go all day.
New hours: Tuesday through Sunday from 2pm to 9pm. 2pm til midnight on Fridays and Saturday. Closed Mondays.
Our admission is $15 for adults and $7.50 for kids under 12.
If you’re in that neck of the woods, do drop in and then let me know how it is, sigh.
Also: check Arcade Heroes for more up-to-the-quarter news on pinball in general.
h/t: Dave Thompson
Billy Mitchell Meets the Real King of Kong
Until the copyright holder realizes it, so you best get your watch on while you still can, yo:
This whole imbroglio is sorta moot, now that the record is held by plastic surgeon1 Hank Chien, who is not related to this dark saga of lust, betrayal, and
murder high scores but it’s still quite entertaining and might just be one of the best documentaries you ever watch. (Or at least better than everything Michael Moore ever put his Kong-like girth to.)
Part one (of eight) is here.
1 No, really.