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Documentary about Germany's largest pinball festival


By StrangeSubset1

4 months ago



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    #1 4 months ago

    Ok, I had no idea where to post this, so I'll try here.
    I know with pinfest and all those mega events over here state sides, this might not be that much of a big deal, but for European standards is gigantic, and even for US standards, it is everything but small.
    So a friend of mine, who is the biggest pinball enthusiast I know, organized this mega pinball event in Germany. They rented an old factory and put the pins into the machinery hall.
    They did a documentary about the entire process, how they sourced all the pins, everything from collectors to brand new ones, got sponsors for the event (in good old German fashion a brewery), all the way to him visiting the Stern factory in Chicago, which alone is worth watching.
    Amazon Prime just put the documentary up. It is German but with English subtitles.
    Amazing to watch how dedicated some of us are to the hobby.
    As a side note, the guy you will see in the beginning walking into a pub and playing with the pinball machine is a very famous German actor out of the 80s.
    Highly recommend watching it.
    Here is a link (admins, hope it is ok to post the link).
    It is called "Road to Pinball"

    amazon.com link »

    Have fun watching
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    #2 4 months ago

    Thanks for the recommendation, I’ll definitely watch it when I get some spare time.
    Hard to believe it’s bigger than Dutch Pinball Open in 2016 but looking forward to watching.

    #3 4 months ago

    I just finished watching this and I really enjoyed it! Thanks for the heads up.

    #4 4 months ago

    The dutch pinball open was bigger indeed. And it was better organized as well, no matter what.

    We were suffering from lots of different problems. BUT.... Our goal was to bring pinball back to the crowds. Back to the people who don´t know that pinball is still vivid. And this documentary is part of it. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for sharing.

    Keep the silverball alive...

    Kevin

    #5 4 months ago
    Quoted from eynhaender:

    The dutch pinball open was bigger indeed. And it was better organized as well, no matter what.
    We were suffering from lots of different problems. BUT.... Our goal was to bring pinball back to the crowds. Back to the people who don´t know that pinball is still vivid. And this documentary is part of it. Hope you enjoy it and thanks for sharing.
    Keep the silverball alive...
    Kevin

    Finally watched it.
    I loved the documentary, it was well put together. I think anyone interested in pinball would enjoy watching it, especially if you’ve ever been to a pinball show.

    #6 4 months ago

    "90 Minuten Hardcore... echte Gefühle!"

    #7 4 months ago

    Just watched and enjoyed it too. We take for granted that we have quite a bit more places to see and play here in the US. Well done Kevin!

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    #8 3 months ago

    Just watched and it was cool, wow how much work you guys put into this, bravo!

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