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Pins in an Abandoned Ames In Kentucky


By fabsj82

50 days ago



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#1 50 days ago

So I was scrolling at lunch this to see what cars they found and boom abandoned pins. If anyone wants to attempt a rescue mission. 29:40 minute mark

#2 50 days ago

Cool video. Anyone have any idea what the castle is??

#3 50 days ago

2 hour drive for me, if it was a better machine I would be on the way.

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#4 50 days ago

Seems like the perfect place to dump any additional SFII pins we come across.

#5 50 days ago
Quoted from BeaglePuss:

Seems like the perfect place to dump any additional SFII pins we come across.

How high is their roof?

-Hans

#6 50 days ago
Quoted from BeaglePuss:

dump any additional SFII pins

Quoted from HHaase:

How high is their roof?

budum !

#7 50 days ago

Kind of how the VFW Pinball place started. It was an old Arbor Drugstore which became CVS. Smaller than an old Ames but probably 60% of the size.

#8 50 days ago

I can't imagine how much mold would be in those games. Yikes.

This young dude is acting like he's discovered Tutankhamun's Tomb.

#9 50 days ago

You can dump all your SFII pins at my house... thank you in advance!

#10 50 days ago

It’s super sketchy. Hypothetically speaking, it’s possible. Need I remind you though of the folks back on KLOV who got super butthurt over the last guy who rescued an arcade machine from an abandoned building and called the police and sued an all sorts of stupid stuff.

So hypothetically speaking, it can be done, and if someone had previously rescued abandoned machines they probably had really great luck with it.
Don’t quote me on this, but someone might make some calls and see if a certain person can give these machines a second chance at life and increase their collection by 3.

#11 50 days ago

The SFII pin and 2 EM bingos appear at about 29:40. Looks like there are a couple of jukes in the background as well.

There's also a bunch of vintage advertising signs and an stingray corvette with an unfinished body after that. Plus a Jaguar and Porsche.

#12 50 days ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Kind of how the VFW Pinball place started. It was an old Arbor Drugstore which became CVS. Smaller than an old Ames but probably 60% of the size.

I thought the VFW was an old VFW post, that’s why it’s called the VFW?

#13 50 days ago

That gives a new meaning to
"Gettin lucky in Kentucky."

#14 50 days ago

“Abandoned”

Looks like someone bought an old Ames to store their stuff, and these guys broke in.

#15 50 days ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

“Abandoned”
Looks like someone bought an old Ames to store their stuff, and these guys broke in.

I think they said it was a flea market after it was an Ames, after it was a, etc, etc.

#16 50 days ago
Quoted from Bud:

I thought the VFW was an old VFW post, that’s why it’s called the VFW?

Vintage Flipper World

#17 50 days ago
Quoted from drsfmd:

“Abandoned”
Looks like someone bought an old Ames to store their stuff, and these guys broke in.

That is my thought as well.

#18 50 days ago
Quoted from Bud:

I thought the VFW was an old VFW post, that’s why it’s called the VFW?

Yes, but prior to that cfh stored pins & bowlers in an old abandoned drug store. Then had to move them out. Next place was in an industrial park building. Then another and then to a VFW hall that was up for sale.

#19 50 days ago

Ames is the white-castle of department stores?

#20 50 days ago
Quoted from yellowghost:

Ames is the white-castle of department stores?

White Castles are still boomin, Ames, not so much

#21 50 days ago

Don't forget Zayre too.

#22 50 days ago
Quoted from MrBally:

Don't forget Zayre too.

Back in the day we called the cheap knockoff Nikes Zayre Jordans

#23 50 days ago
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#24 50 days ago

I shopped at the Venture in Schaumburg.

#25 50 days ago
Quoted from MrBally:

I shopped at the Venture in Schaumburg.

I was a Matteson kid, right across the street from the Showbiz pizza my dad managed

#26 50 days ago

I loved Show Biz pizza place with the mechanical animals singing. Forget the songs. Pizza was good but that was 1983. Maybe not so good today. My friend and I loved to go there, order a pitcher of beer and play Ms Pacman cocktail.

Maitland, Fl. Originally a JM Fields plaza. Pantry Pride.

#27 50 days ago
Quoted from fabsj82:

So I was scrolling at lunch this to see what cars they found and boom abandoned pins. If anyone wants to attempt a rescue mission. 29:40 minute mark

A couple bingos and a street fighter II. Not a surprise they were left.

#28 50 days ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

I loved Show Biz pizza place with the mechanical animals singing. Forget the songs. Pizza was good but that was 1983. Maybe not so good today. My friend and I loved to go there, order a pitcher of beer and play Ms Pacman cocktail.
Maitland, Fl. Originally a JM Fields plaza. Pantry Pride.

I grew up with half a Fatz in our basement, his head and is innards, wish I still had that.

#29 50 days ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

I loved Show Biz pizza place with the mechanical animals singing. Forget the songs. Pizza was good but that was 1983. Maybe not so good today. My friend and I loved to go there, order a pitcher of beer and play Ms Pacman cocktail.
Maitland, Fl. Originally a JM Fields plaza. Pantry Pride.

Didn’t show biz pizza turn into Chuck E. Cheese or did bushnell just rip them off?

#30 50 days ago
Quoted from CrazyLevi:

Didn’t show biz pizza turn into Chuck E. Cheese or did bushnell just rip them off?

Bought them off.... Showbiz was sinking, hemorrhaging.

Prepare for much sadness, if you haven't seen this prior.

He does have a site you can buy things from. My friend got me a nice shirt from there.

https://creativeengineering.bigcartel.com/

#31 50 days ago

Aaron Fechter a bit more recently.

#32 50 days ago

There's a Phoenix arcade game at 28:10

#33 50 days ago

Looks like things are on pallets just the way they were bought at auctions. Then someone took them there to store them.

Hey I bet the person that bought all that junk owns the place.

Seems logical

#34 50 days ago
Quoted from Electrocute:

I loved Show Biz pizza place with the mechanical animals singing. Forget the songs. Pizza was good but that was 1983. Maybe not so good today. My friend and I loved to go there, order a pitcher of beer and play Ms Pacman cocktail.
Maitland, Fl. Originally a JM Fields plaza. Pantry Pride.

That’s just what Chuck E. Cheese was originally called before the rebranding. A few of my friends bought some of the old animatronics and I’ve deeply enjoyed seeing their unique hobby community of rebuilding and reprogramming those old robots. It’s wild. Kinda creepy, but also kinda nostalgic to see people still love them.

#35 50 days ago
Quoted from MrBally:

I shopped at the Venture in Schaumburg.

I use to work there before they went out of business and became Kmart. Brings back memories.

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