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New location in Iowa - Old School Pinball and Arcade


By Chrizg

5 years ago



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#1 5 years ago

A new location is open in Iowa that features 55+ pinball machines and restored classic arcades. Serving foods, old fashioned ice cream shakes, malts and floats.

Here are the current hours and admission prices. They have had a soft opening and may make changes to these. Prices include all day wristbands. All pinballs and arcades in the main room are included in the admission price and there is a premium room that is pay per play which has popular and new titles.

Wed - Thu: 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Adults - $10, Kids - $8 (12 and under)

Fri: 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Adults - $13.50, Kids $10

Sat: 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Adults - $13.50, Kids $10

Sun: 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Adults - $10, Kids - $8

Address
Old School Pinball and Arcade
209 SE Main St
Grimes, Iowa 50111

http://www.facebook.com/oldschoolpinball/

Pinball List - Free play

Haunted House
Fire
X Files
Super Mario Bros
Rescue 911
Funhouse
Monopoly
The Shadow
Apollo 13
South Park
Family Guy
Hurricane
Who Dunnit
RollerCoaster Tycoon

Premium Room - Pay to play

Wizard of Oz
Indiana Jones
Lord of the Rings
The Walking Dead
Star Trek LE

Arcade list

Coming soon

#2 5 years ago

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#3 5 years ago

Need to get down there...been following the progress on the Facebook page. Nice lineup.

#4 5 years ago

Walking dead 75 cents a play? Just curious on the premium room. Love that you have a STLE.

#5 5 years ago

Thanks for posting. Sir Mapquest tells me its only a few hours away. This would make an excellent Sunday funday.

#6 5 years ago

Way cool......

#7 5 years ago

Very nice! Thanks for letting everyone know. Looks like a great time!

#8 5 years ago

Awesome news!

#9 5 years ago

Good stuff, looks like a neat place.. will stop in when im in the area for sure..

#10 5 years ago

I will pay the price but I can see why it might be a little underused. IE: at a venue in Omaha this weekend I played Lotr for 2.5 hours and spent $1.50. However, having access to that much variety and not having to shell out cash and letting someone else enjoy the upkeep is worth it!

#11 5 years ago

Nice!

#12 5 years ago

What a great idea to have some machines on free play and then premium games for an additional fee.

Hope you do well!

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#13 5 years ago

cover plus pay to play is pretty weak

#14 5 years ago
Quoted from LapsedGamer:

cover plus pay to play is pretty weak

Are you cheap? 13.50 to play all night on 14 pins plus other games is a steal. I would happily pay with this format if there was something local to me.

I can go to a local spot and spend $20 in a few hours of play plus an additional $30 on food and drinks.

#15 5 years ago
Quoted from Whysnow:

Are you cheap? 13.50 to play all night on 14 pins plus other games is a steal. I would happily pay with this format if there was something local to me.
I can go to a local spot and spend $20 in a few hours of play plus an additional $30 on food and drinks.

Nope I play new games on location all the time and I don't pay a cover to do it

edit: Just to be clear, don't mind the pay a cover to play all night and don't mind the pay per play, just both at the same time feels like a double dip to me.

#16 5 years ago

Ever have any tournaments?

#17 5 years ago

Very cool - will have to get out that way soon! Hope things go really well for you!

#18 5 years ago

How much extra are the pay games? I was assuming with this model they are not full price.

Either way, more good playing games is always a great thing!

#19 5 years ago

Added to pinballmap.com

#20 5 years ago

VERY COOL! Next time I'm in Des Moines, I'll swing up and check it out!

#21 5 years ago

I can't wait to check this place out! Looks like a lot of fun. Hopefully next weekend!

#22 5 years ago

Thanks Chris - will have to head that way one of these weekends. John

2 months later
#23 4 years ago

Wow thanks for the info. Will be going there for sure this summer

#24 4 years ago

I live 30 minutes away from Old School and have been there twice - both on weekends. Had a great time. I highly recommend a visit.

2 months later
#25 4 years ago

I was here last Saturday. Place is awesome. Pins are in great shape. Played a lot of WOZ, StarTrek LE, and TWD. Highly recommend.

#26 4 years ago
Quoted from GoBlue:

I was here last Saturday. Place is awesome. Pins are in great shape. Played a lot of WOZ, StarTrek LE, and TWD. Highly recommend.

How is that possible? I have been told by some here on Pinside that WOZ is never played when up against new Stern pins.

I would love to visit this arcade. Sounds like fun!

#27 4 years ago
Quoted from Steve_PBH:

What a great idea to have some machines on free play and then premium games for an additional fee.
Hope you do well!

We are experimenting with something similar in Joliet...30+ pinball machines and ~10 vids on free play with $10 admission...a couple newer Sterns at $0.50/play at the front door, no wristband required, much like Pacific Pinball Museum near Oakland.

-Mark

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