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Penn Skate (& arcade) -Allentown


By Kolchak357

2 years ago



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  • Latest reply 4 months ago by mkecasey
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    #1 2 years ago

    My wife found an article about Penn Skate on lehighvalley.com (link below). Their arcade sounds pretty cool, 16 pins plus some arcade games. I have never been there but plan on checking it out. Anyone been there already? Would love to hear your thoughts.

    http://www.lehighvalleylive.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2017/10/pinball_tournament.html

    #2 2 years ago

    It's a very nice arcade, machines are well maintained and working properly. There's a monthly tournament, next one is on the 24th.

    #3 2 years ago

    Hey there! Thanks for posting the article. I'm the tournament director for the tournament that emkay mentioned. I'll second one emkay said, the machines are well maintained and it is definitely one of the more unique lineups in the area. Lots of games that you don't see on location that often (Radical, BMX, Blackwater 100, etc).

    I should also note that the arcade has a flat rate admission ($10) and then all games are on freeplay.

    ALSO note that the arcade is only open on the weekends (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday) even though the skate park is open all week. I just would hate for you to drive over there from Kutztown on a weekday only to be disappointed.

    If you have any questions about the location or about the tournaments we run, feel free to ask on here or message me. If you come out to a tournament, please let me know it's you when you register so that I can introduce myself.

    Thanks!

    #4 2 years ago

    Thanks for the heads up on the arcade only being open on Fri-Sun. I will definitely check it out one of these weekends.
    I'll probably pass on the tournaments though. Never played in any pin tourny or league. I'm a pretty awful player. Love to play pinball though. Thanks again

    #5 2 years ago

    removed, sorry.

    #6 2 years ago

    Anyone have their current list of pins? Didn't see it listed on their website.

    #7 2 years ago

    BMX, Blackwater 100, Domino, Escape from the Lost World, Home Run, Hook, Last Action Hero, Metallica (Premium/LE) (premium), Pirates of the Caribbean, Playboy 35th Anniversary, Pool Sharks, Radical!, Secret Service, The Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle and Friends.

    The next tournament will have a Ghostbusters but that isn't a permanent game at the arcade.

    Bone Busters and a couple others are coming soon.

    #8 2 years ago

    The next Penn Skate Arcade tournament is this Tuesday (October 24th) at 7pm. The arcade is open all weekend for those of you who want to come down and get some last minute practice in. More info on the tournament is available here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1972784026330877/

    #9 2 years ago

    WFMZ came out last night to do a story on our tournament. Enjoy!

    http://www.wfmz.com/news/lehigh-valley/pinball-league-starts-up-in-allentown/644740670

    #10 2 years ago

    Definitely check it out. They also have a Millionaire.

    #11 2 years ago

    Thanks for posting that. Nice piece by WFMZ.

    #12 2 years ago

    Was pretty sweet they had the camera on NG while he rolled the Millionaire. Reporter dude seemed to have little sense of what it meant but he was picking up on the energy for sure.

    1 month later
    #13 2 years ago

    Our next tournament is tomorrow at 7pm. Sign ups start at 6pm. Hope to see you there! https://www.facebook.com/events/205656383308965/

    ALSO, just added is Bone Busters Inc. !

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    #14 2 years ago

    tournament bump

    2 weeks later
    #15 2 years ago

    Just a reminder that the next tournament is on Tuesday. We bumped it up a week earlier so that it wasn't too close to the holidays. Hope to see you there!

    https://www.facebook.com/events/305133599981485/

    1 month later
    #16 2 years ago

    Less than a week until the next Penn Skate tournament. See you on Tuesday night! Signups/warmups begin around 6:00pm with the tournament starting at 7:00pm.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/662372360599771/

    A short sample of the current lineup includes: Metallica (premium), Bone Busters, Inc., Radical!, Blackwater 100, Ghostbusters (premium), and Last Action Hero.

    8 months later
    #17 1 year ago

    Monthly tournament is tonight at 7pm. Signups/warmups begin around 6pm.

    Some (not all) of the current lineup: Houdini, Elvira and the Party Monsters, BMX, Elvis, and Motordome.

    Hope to see you there!

    #18 1 year ago

    I had a blast last time I played, just wish it wasn't on a Tuesday night. Ass was dragging at work the next day.

    J.

    #19 1 year ago
    Quoted from yfz450:

    I had a blast last time I played, just wish it wasn't on a Tuesday night. Ass was dragging at work the next day.
    J.

    You're telling me! Plus I'm usually eliminated early but still have to stay until the end because I'm the tournament director. But I have fun doing it.

    Sorry it's on a Tuesday night. I'm still trying to brainstorm some other events so stay tuned just in case I have something else to offer.

    #20 1 year ago

    Tonight's line up Rocky & Bullwinkle, Blackwater 100, BMX, Bone Busters, Elvira and the party monsters, Elvis, Ghostbusters (premium), Hook, Houdini, Last Action Hero, Metallica (premium), Motordome, Pirates of the Caribbean, Pool Sharks, Waterworld

    5 months later
    #21 1 year ago

    Tonight there is another tournament. Register starting at 6. Tournament starts at 7.

    4 weeks later
    #22 1 year ago

    Tournament happens tonight at 7:00!

    For those that didn't hear, the PHILA Pinball Selfie League is back. Tonight is a great night to come out for a tournament as well as set some scores for this location in the selfie tournament. This season Penn Skate Arcade's selfie games are Ghostbusters (Premium/LE), Houdini, and Elvira and the Party Monsters.

    2 weeks later
    #23 1 year ago

    Myself and Connor went to check out Penn Skate in Allentown. What a fantastic arcade at a wonderful price. All games were clean and played great.

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    #24 1 year ago

    Had some cool an usual games like Blackwater, BMX, Motordome and Radical... plus a decent selection of new games.

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    If you are in Allentown check this place out!

    1 month later
    #25 1 year ago

    The lineup got a little bit of an update after Pinfest. You'll now find Oktoberfest, Game Show, and Monster Bash (original)

    #26 1 year ago

    I visited Penn Skate this past weekend and had a blast for a few hours. It's definitely worth the price of admission to play. All of the games were fully functional and in good shape. It was cool to have an Oktoberfest right next to a Houdini to try out. I intend to go back my next weekend off.

    7 months later
    #27 6 months ago

    A couple of quick updates regarding Penn Skate Arcade...

    1. A league is starting in February! Visit facebook.com/pennskatearcade for all of the details.
    2. Normal monthly tournaments are continuing. Those will continue to be on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
    3. Game Updates: Junk Yard, Rollergames, and Bad Cats are new to the lineup

    If you have any questions about the league, monthly tournaments, or the current lineup - feel free to ask!

    2 months later
    #28 4 months ago

    Greetings Pinball Players!

    Due to recent developments regarding the Coronavirus (COVID-19), Penn Skate Arcade will be suspending our monthly tournament events held on the 4th Tuesday of each month until further notice. We will continue to monitor the events on a daily basis as news develops. Missed tournaments might be made up in the future if timing and schedules permit.

    Please note that this announcement is only for the monthly IFPA pinball tournament. Penn Skate's skate park, store, and arcade are still open for business! Feel free to call Penn Skate at (610)-437-2452 to confirm the park's latest status before making your trip.

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