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New location in Grass Valley, CA!!

By trk12fire

2 years ago

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    #1 2 years ago

    Hey everybody,
    I'm on the edge of starting a new pinball machine location in Grass Valley, CA. I'll be establishing it inside Sierra Cinema off of E. Main st. There's a side bar and food with no entrance fees to the side of the theater. I want to add top quality pinball machines and I'm wondering if there's any Pinheads close by that might come. I'll be immediately putting in a Star Wars Pro (maybe premium), Metallica led, Star Trek pro led and a Fire Power II. I'll​ be keeping these machines cleaned and waxed. Before I bite the bullet, is there anyone around that would come. Lol

    #3 2 years ago

    Good to hear Gun, thank you for your response. I'd like to add more machines, but I think I should take it slow for now and see how the first year goes.

    #4 2 years ago

    I'm also debating on setting everything to 5 ball. I'd like to hear how people feel about that.

    #6 2 years ago

    ST Pro all led will be put into our new location next week.
    SW Premium on order, 3 week eta
    Trying to get our Iron Man all led back
    Fire Power II- couple weeks
    I have my old 1963 Sweet Hearts, but I'm not sure if I should incorporate it. It probably belongs in a glass box.

    Possibilities of MET, LOTR and TSPP

    Sierra Cinemas
    840-C East Main Street
    Grass Valley, CA 95945
    (530) 477-9000.

    #9 2 years ago

    Ok good to know. I always feel like I'm just getting into the game when that 3rd. ball sinks. My skill level isn't that great I guess.

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    #10 2 years ago

    Just introduced ST & IM into the theater. People already playing them

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    #12 2 years ago

    Added X-Men
    Came with Wolverine character removed and ball switch added. New characters on the playfield, LED's and speaker lights.

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    #13 2 years ago

    I'm thinking of adding LOTR, to keep the movie theme going. Any other suggestions for a theater? Maybe Spiderman?

    #14 2 years ago

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    #16 2 years ago

    There will be a FREE PLAY pinball night Wednesday, Dec 13th from 8-10. Full Bar and food. Bring some competition
    Sierra Cinema
    840 E Main St Ste C, Grass Valley, CA 95945

    #18 2 years ago

    Hope to see you there! I just got sent to S. CA for Wildland fires. I hope I'll be back by then. There's a possibility it could be postponed. More to come as we get closer to the date

    #19 2 years ago

    Pinball night Dec. 13th. Is officially cancelled. I'm still in S. CA on fires. Sorry, we'll make a new night soon.

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    #20 2 years ago

    Trying to establish another Free pinball poker night.

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    #23 2 years ago

    I have a nice Gorgar too, but the owners are worried it'll scare the kiddies. . I was thinking of adding my Firepower II, but it's a little beat up to be honest. We were also thinking of adding an old 80s arcade game, possibly Defender.
    The theater is pretty nice and the machines are in the attached cafe. You can buy beer and food. Also, there's no entry fee. If you stop by, let me know what you think.

    #24 2 years ago

    We're having another Free play pinball night coming in March. I'll have a set date by next week.

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    #28 2 years ago
    Quoted from Chronictalent:

    Would you be intrested in opening a,pinball bar I'm a local,chef and,was thinking about opening a pinball appetizer bar. I'm looking for there perfect location.

    You supply the beer and I'll supply the pins! I have an opportunity to open a small arcade next to the Del Oro theater on main Street. Corner lot, 1000.00 per month

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    #31 1 year ago

    Looks like we might put a 4th. machine in Sierra Cinema. I'm debating on Iron Maiden vs Deadpool. What do you think?

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    #33 1 year ago

    Thanks Jerol, I agree with you that it'll fit the theme better. However, I'm struggling a little bit because I love IMDN. It's pretty much my favorite game and I don't care for the band. I enjoy the playfield. The pinball machines are located in a café that is relatively quite. So, the Iron Maiden music would have to be turned down low and some people may not like listening to it. I'm happy to hear from someone who has actually played DP, because I'm still trying to figure out how good this game will be. It'll be my first NIB and I don't want it to end up being a flop. Not many people have rated DP yet on the top 100, but it's sitting at top 8 I believe and IMDN is at #3.

    #34 1 year ago

    Additionally, if I get IMDN, I was thinking of installing headphones. I'm not sure if you can install a headphone jack and a bill collector on the same machine. I think they attach in the same location on the door.

    #37 1 year ago
    Quoted from PtownPin:

    so how are these pins earning?

    It's been relatively slow. The machines have gained a lot of interest in the last few months. People are finding out that the machines are well maintained, cleaned and waxed. The other locations in Grass Valley that have pinball machines are never fixed, cleaned or aren't even running. My friends and I just wanted a place to play and that's the only reason I placed the machines in the Cinema.

    #39 1 year ago

    I kind of want to stick to Stern, because I know how to work on them and they seem pretty reliable. Stern machines for the most part are cheaper and get more bang for your buck. I've thought about TNA, but I question the last ability.

    If I could add headphones and a bill collector on the same machine, I'd probably go with IMDN. The other IMDN's available in the area are still a bit of a drive to get there.

    #41 1 year ago

    I have a few older games that I could put in the space, but I want to keep machines that are less than 10 years old in the theater. Keep it fresh and exciting. Somebody mentioned AFM remake. I think that definitely has lastability and attracks old and young. I haven't heard many problems with it. The last one I played seemed super smooth and my son loves it.

    #43 1 year ago

    DEADPOOL ON ORDER!! Arrives in 4-7 business days.


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    #46 1 year ago

    I don't have a date yet, but I'm hoping next week. Maybe Tue. or Wed. This will be my first NIB. Now we'll have 4 machines at the theater.

    #49 1 year ago

    I like Flo and I think those 3 machines have the best Flo ever. I can't think of a better combo. X-Men turned out awesome with cool shots, but you can't beat the speed of a good waxed Iron Man. Additionally Star Trek is my favorite machine and I have nothing else to say about that.

    #52 1 year ago

    The majority of people are not as good as our Pinsiders. I want the average Joe to have a good time and it insures 1.00 per game (2.00 for 3 games) is worth it with 5 ball. Winning a game on X-Men and IM seem to be difficult. I have them set to automatically increase after a person wins a game. That way a good Pinsiders can't win games all day. Thank you for coming and playing the games. I'll need help paying for DP. I just cleaned and waxed the games today and try to keep them in top shape. Deadpool should be arriving next week.

    #53 1 year ago

    On IM, extra ball starts at 29 million I believe and will increase win a player reaches that score

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    #54 1 year ago

    Deadpool arriving today. Just getting everything set up. I need help paying for it, so all you pinball junkies come on in.
    840 E Main St
    Grass Valley

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    #56 1 year ago

    Just arrived, I can't set it up until my son gets back in a couple hours

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    #58 1 year ago

    There was a scratch on the box and I needed to open it a little to check for damage. Everything looks really good.

    #59 1 year ago

    There was a forklift mark or something.

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    #61 1 year ago

    We'll I did, kind of haha. My son won't let me open it until he gets here. He doesn't know how tough that is.

    #63 1 year ago

    Thank you Sir. I appreciate it.

    #64 1 year ago

    Had a great time tonight. If you get there early tomorrow there might be some free games left.

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    #65 1 year ago

    And Deadpool is way better than I expected. It's the best game at the Cinema in my opinion.

    #68 1 year ago

    The Indy 500 isn’t bad over in Chico.

    #69 1 year ago

    To help celebrate the arrival of Deadpool, all machines will be on FREEPLAY ALL DAY TODAY 12am to close. I need to prove I can bring in business to the theater and cafe. Please come join us.

    #70 1 year ago

    Only request is to please purchase some food and drinks at the cafe.

    #71 1 year ago

    We had a great time. Thanks everyone for coming.

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    #72 1 year ago

    Updated code and new speaker lights.!

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    #73 1 year ago

    Friday Night, new .97 code update for Dead Pool! Grass Valley Sierra Cinema.

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    #74 1 year ago

    Thinking about putting Stellar Wars in the theater as a temporary machine, while Iron Man gets powder coated.

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    #76 1 year ago

    Anybody have time for a 7pm tournament tonight?

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    #79 1 year ago
    Quoted from jkleinnd:

    Please tell me or PM me your Roseville Sandwich shop? I'll be eating there the day Munsters goes live.

    Agreed, where's the sandwich shop? I'd liked to try out Munsters. Additionally, I just use the money to upgrade and buy new machines. It's worth it for me. I now have a fun place to play with my friends. No money goes to my pocket.

    #81 1 year ago

    I would put it in the Sandwich Shop asap, while it's still exciting and new.

    #82 1 year ago

    I'll be updating the Deadpool code in about an hour.

    #83 1 year ago

    The new Deadpool code is awesome. Lots of changes. Can't believe Stern actually made the machine even better!

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    #87 1 year ago

    I might be selling X-Men Pro and buying a Multi-Arcade. Anybody have experience with these?

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    #88 1 year ago

    X-Men has been sold and Multi-cade is in. We'll probably buy a Defender too. Then an older style 4th pinball machine. Thank you to all the people who have stopped by and have helped me develope the cafe.

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    #91 1 year ago

    JURASSIC PARK ON ORDER! Iron Man is going up for sale.

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    #93 1 year ago

    Thx for the suggestions Monk. I watched a couple play a 2 minute game yesterday on Iron Man. IM does earn well, actually better than ST. I've thought about AFM a few times. I'm sure it earns and is a fun family game. However the price is high and I've played it a ton. So I won't get much joy in it. There's a good possibility that I'll sell ST for Elvira 3, if it comes out in October.

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    #95 11 months ago

    Took your advise Monk,
    AFM SE on order, ships Monday.
    Sounds like Jurassic will be arriving Mon or Tues

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    #97 11 months ago

    I'm not worried, we'll play the crap out of it either way.

    #98 11 months ago

    Jurassic Park just arrived and it's amazing! Attack from Mars arrives next week.

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    #99 11 months ago

    There's a debate on keeping Star Trek, let me know if we should keep it or just have 3 machines

    #102 11 months ago

    Don't get me wrong, I love the game. It's been my fav for awhile and doesn't have a problem earning. Yes, the other option is to sell. However, my people's are telling me to keep it.

    #104 11 months ago
    Quoted from vireland:

    As long as it's earning well, why mess with success?

    Yes, I agree. It's the theater owner that's debating. It's either have 3 or 4 machines. I vote 4

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    #107 11 months ago

    Sounds like Star Trek Pro will be up for sale. PM me if your interested. Go down and play it. 4200

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    #108 10 months ago

    AFM SE just arrived!

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    #111 10 months ago

    New code updated in JPII!

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    #112 10 months ago

    AFM update:
    When we received the new machine it came with a bad display screen. The screen has now been replaced and AFM is working as it should. Super fun game. I'll probably add the Eat at Eddie's mod and a few lights.

    #114 10 months ago

    Cool, thx.
    I like the green plastic protectors, but I heard it changes the ball flo on the ramps. I do get fast balls jumping off the ramps every now and again. There might be a bur I need to take down or something.

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    #116 7 months ago

    Good news, we're thinking of adding a 5th pin. Either the next big Stern that's based on a movie or Shadow. We'll see which comes first.

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    #117 5 months ago

    JPII code update to 1.00

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