nice topic (for the old men, which i'm lol)
Here is a picture of the arcade where i spent my youth, and a part of my working days.
The picture is from 1983 and there is no sign of a pinball collapse to be seen. This is only a small part of the arcade, there were about 50 pinballs at any time, ofcourse also the big videotitles, but pinball was the majority. This lasted till 1986 and then some big changes in gambling laws killed the arcade as we know it and gambling took over. Pinball lasted until 2001, but Stern coud not take Williams place and all pinball was removed.
Quoted from mwsmith:
If anyone from York Pa has any photos of Funcade at the old Delco Plaza late 70s to early 80s please post them. I've been kicking myself for not thinking to take pictures back in the day.
My dad had an extended stay at a hotel in York back in the 70s... where we visited him a few times... I remember the hotel had a Spin a Card pin, and the bowling alley next door had a GTB Wild Life pin... I don’t remember the name of the hotel but it had a great outdoor pool!!!
Quoted from Straight_Shooter:
The Armstrong vinyl asbestos floor tiles were installed in 1975. A lot of the wear came from Gottlieb electro mechanical pins. Many proto types were tested right there in the late 70s.
The Armstrong plant in Spookynook PA that produced the linoleum flood tiles in that photo is now a Sports Center and host of Boys AAU basketball events... also a practice facility for women’s AAU soccer... its huge... there are about 50 basketball courts, along with a restaurant, sports shop, gym, and many other practice rooms over acres of space; great reuse of an old factory.
This 1990s arcade doesn't belong in this 70s/80s thread, but someone here is bound to remember the Exhilarama chain.
(What few pinballs they had appear starting at 3:17)
I found your post by searching the thread, yes I agree that Circus Circus arcade was huge and it was a blast in the late 70s early 80s. There are a lot of pictures of it (Its called the Midway) on the internet but sadly I can't find any of that era. Always had fun going up there on those Vegas trips back in the good ole Vegas days.
Another good one was Starcade in Disneyland. Can't find any pictures of that one from that era either.
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