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Pinball in movies or TV shows? Name a game you have seen in the background?

By Jackontherocks

7 years ago

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#835 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

I don't know if it's been mentioned yet, but now there's the arthritis medicine ad with the dude playing pinball. lol....

Pinbot if I remember correctly.

#837 2 years ago
Quoted from o-din:

Yep and there is a Getaway there as well along with a couple others. What kind of TV shows are we watching that feel we need arthritis medicine?

My theory is that only us old guys watch TV now.

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#1006 1 year ago
Quoted from Aphex:

Escape from NY has an older game but i'm not sure what it is

United 'Oklahoma'.


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#1044 1 year ago
Quoted from girloveswaffles:

The one in the middle is a Bally Monte Carlo, and the one on the right is a Williams Blue Chip.
The one on the left? can't quite tell but it looks to be a Gottlieb single player E.M.

Gtb. 4 Square on the left.

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#1100 1 year ago
Quoted from chippe01:

3 pins and multiple arcades in another MadTV sketch. Pinbot is one, but can’t make out the other 2.

Looks like Skylab and Future Spa.

#1103 1 year ago
Quoted from henrydwh:

Supergirl latest episode... Taxi, Bride of pinbot and I am not sure of the other one.

Mousin' Around?

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#1157 1 year ago
Quoted from DanQverymuch:

Through the magic of search, I can attest that it had not until you did so. One guy mentioned he saw a pin but did not identify it.

There is a screenshot of the scene on Pingeek's great "Pinball In The Movies" site. Also check out his "Pinball On TV"


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#1285 11 months ago
Quoted from hazmat7719:

In Dazed and confused when they are at The Emporium there are several pinball and at least one bowling machine. I only recognized an Aztec.

Looks like 8 pins, 1 bat game and the bowler.


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#1347 9 months ago
Quoted from Mopar:

Not sure if this has been posted, but spotted this photo from (what appears) a Gomer Pyle episode.
Not being some much into woodrails, not sure on the title..

It's a 1953 United Tropics. It was used in a couple of episodes and also in the Andy Griffith Show a few times. See The Andy Griffith Show listing on this site.


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#1448 6 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

The Rose with Bette Midler. Towards the end of the movie she stops at a honky tonk bar and there's a unidentified pin in the background.

Big Brave. http://www.pingeek.com/film/film3.htm

#1453 6 months ago
Quoted from dirkdiggler:

This is a awesome link! Thanks

You're welcome. Pingeek does a great job.

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#1484 4 months ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

Lost World (far left)

Took me a while to see that one. Good eye!

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#1505 4 months ago
Quoted from scampcamp:

I was watching the Toy Story 4 Clips & Trailers YouTube video & saw part of a pinball machine. Anyone know which game it may be?[quoted image]

Reminded me of Bow N' Arrow for a second.

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#1519 3 months ago

On tonight's episode of American Pickers (Season 18-Episode 14) a Bally Circus Queen bingo and a scarce Universal 5 Star bingo were in the background of a few scenes.

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#1551 3 months ago
Quoted from Captainhook:

Tv show "Snowfall". No way to tell what it is.
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I'll bet someone figures it out. Probably from the cabinet art.

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#1577 87 days ago
Quoted from Jackontherocks:

Original Arthur movie they walk into an arcade and row of pins. He shouts out one if the games while someone playing did not get pic while in bed.

Eight Ball. http://www.pingeek.com/film/film.htm

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#1602 68 days ago
Quoted from SonicZone:

Found a cleaner/unobstructed still of the pin in Herk Harvey's "Carnival of Souls" (1962)[quoted image]

1958 Gtb. Double Action. https://www.ipdb.org/machine.cgi?id=707

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#1678 1 day ago
Quoted from Mardi-Gras-Man:

The great Steve McQueen is his second leading-role, a 1958-movie called THE SAINT-LOUIS BANK-ROBBERY (later renamed THE GREAT SAINT-LOUIS BANK-ROBBERY)
2 Bingo-Woodrails in a St-Louis' Snack-Bar.
I highly recommend this one to friends of classic crime-movies, it's very atmospheric and dark.
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The bingo in the foreground is a Bally Double Header.

This movie was filmed on location in St. Louis. The bank is located about two blocks from where my grandparents lived at the time. Not a great movie but watchable.

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