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Places to Play Pinball in St Louis


By drfrightner

11 months ago



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    #1 11 months ago

    I thought I would create a thread of places you can play pinball in and around St Louis. Obviously we all know of the best place CP Pinball but there are many places to play in and around St Louis.

    We have a place downtown St Louis Escape in Soulard, open year around with 12 pinball games on 50 cents. However I wanted to talk about The Darkness haunted house which has been around for 26 years of fear.

    Several years back we added a horror museum which has now morphed into a Gift Store Party Room. We have a 3 minute escape rooms, and electric chair you can ride, a massive gift store, tons of horror photo ops, but last year we added horror themed pinball games.

    You can only play these games weekends in September, October, and parts of November. Plus we open for a night in December, Valentines, and one night in March for a special event. These games sit there the ENTIRE year doing nothing when we're not open...

    Check out these snaps of the place. Even though we'd love for you to stop by and SCREAM your way thru the Darkness, you don't need to go thru to play the games. Just stop by when we're open and walk to the back of the building into the gift store. We open Friday the 13th.

    Here is a list of games we have: Adams Family, Munsters LE, Monster Bash LE, Freddy, Walking Dead Pro, Tales from the Crypt, Creature, Dracula, Scared Stiff, and a Carn Evil shooting game.

    Every one of these games are powder coated, modded up, color screens (except Freddy) totally collector looking games. Come stop by start Friday the 13th.

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    #2 11 months ago

    I always make sure to hit up The Silver Ballroom while I'm in STL

    #3 11 months ago

    I've been to the Silverball Room awesome place.

    Here is the places I know about...

    Padavan
    CP Pinball
    Silverball Room
    UP and Down

    There is a new place about to open called Punch Bowl Social its part of the new Foundry STL

    At our Escape Room St Louis Escape we have 12 Game and our Darkness has 10.

    I've seen odd and end games at some bars. Anyone know another place?

    #4 11 months ago

    I would add Doc's other location The Waiting Room and Two Plumbers

    #5 11 months ago
    Quoted from finnflash:

    I would add Doc's other location The Waiting Room and Two Plumbers

    Monday nights The Waiting Room has all pins set to quarter play. Cold draft and Australian Meat Pies to boot.

    http://waitingroombar.com/

    -1
    #6 11 months ago

    BTW I just added a Wonka to my house... if anyone wants to come over and play it on Saturday let me know. I'm throwing a Wonka party.

    I moved a few games out of my basement including Lord of the Rings and Beatles both of those got moved to St Louis Escape downtown.

    I had to make room for Wonka and Big Lebowski which I just bought.

    Let me know if you're interested.

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    #7 10 months ago

    Some new pictures.

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    #8 9 months ago

    Stop by www.TheDarkness.com we have just added Elvira House or Horrors Pinball game to our Monster Party room. The game is on 50 cents!

    We also just added a Munsters Topper. Stop by!

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    #9 9 months ago
    Quoted from drfrightner:

    Stop by www.TheDarkness.com we have just added Elvira House or Horrors Pinball game to our Monster Party room. The game is on 50 cents!
    We also just added a Munsters Topper. Stop by![quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image][quoted image]

    Hey Larry. Great game lineup! It is about time someone added a Munsters Topper here in town. I was going to take a road trip to Chicago just so I could view one in person

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    #10 60 days ago

    Here is our new line up of games pics don't show Wizard of Oz, Big Buck Hunter and a couple other arcades. I'm getting emails about when we're opening... we're opening our escape rooms now but not the pinball room until June 15st.

    St Louis Escape Downtown.

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    #11 60 days ago
    Quoted from drfrightner:

    Here is our new line up of games pics don't show Wizard of Oz, Big Buck Hunter and a couple other arcades. I'm getting emails about when we're opening... we're opening our escape rooms now but not the pinball room until June 1st.
    St Louis Escape Downtown.
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    Business curiosity and you KNOW I like your setup and business so honestly just a question. Staggered pinball machine play was deemed unsafe by the city but a cluster of people locked in a room touching the same things was deemed ok? Honestly just curious.

    #12 60 days ago

    As the post states we're not doing the pinball room until a later date. We're just opening our escape rooms for now. The games will all be turned off don't want to clean them, or mess with them. I was sharing our newest lineup of games when we open with the pinball games included.

    All thru this we've been buying and selling games, we've drastically changed the lineup.

    I can tell you one person who's been playing them though... ME! LOL

    We really have no problem with the pinball because our focus is not on pinball its escape rooms.

    We get people show up to play pinball games, but its nothing like a full fledged pinball business.

    I'm not worried about it right now because they just won't be turned on yet.

    If you notice almost every single game is an LE!

    #13 60 days ago
    Quoted from BrianBannon:

    Hey Larry. Great game lineup! It is about time someone added a Munsters Topper here in town. I was going to take a road trip to Chicago just so I could view one in person

    Yo Brian, hope you guys over at Padavans get back open. Just before this whole thing went down I was over there playing your stranger things. Padavan is an awesome play to play pinball. Like the food as well.

    Anyway hey you should come by the haunted house I'll give you the tour, but our Horror Museum Party Room isn't done yet. We've been selling and buying games for that as well.

    We've added an Aliens Arcade, Walking Dead Premium, plus I have coming Walking Dead Raw Thrills and Terminator Raw Thrills.

    I would have already got them but nothing is open right now. Once I have it all set up you should come by!

    Hey if you ever want to run a tournament out of our place you're more than welcome! I bought a Black Knight LE and the topper is ordered.

    Take care.
    Larry

    #14 60 days ago
    Quoted from drfrightner:

    As the post states we're not doing the pinball room until a later date. We're just opening our escape rooms for now.

    I think you missed the question. He knows pinball is out. He was curious about the logic that says pinball is bad, but a small room full of people all touching the same objects and breathing the same air is okay. No knock, just curiosity.

    #15 59 days ago

    Suppose if you lock folks up in a small room with a bunch of other people with this all going on they'll really wanna work hard to escape fast!?

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    #16 33 days ago

    Just wanted to let everyone know we're turning our pinball games back on June 15th. We've also changed the lineup drastically.

    We have just added Star Trek LE - Guardians Galaxy LE - Stranger Things LE - Wonka LE - Black Knight LE - Attack from Mars LE

    Metallica Premium - Deadpool Pro - Star Wars Comic Book and Wizard of Oz Yellow Brick Road

    We also have a Big Buck Hunter - Galaga Assault.

    Lastly we're installing this new interactive mini golf called 'Silly Putter' its going to be the wildest thing you've ever seen. Its very retro.

    Anyway we've also bought - NBA JAM - Burger Time - MRS PAC Man/ Galaga - Space Invaders - Frogger - Donkey Kong - Centipede

    Those go in when the Golf Opens in September. Hope to see you out!

    www.StLouisEscape.com

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    #17 33 days ago
    Quoted from yancy:

    I think you missed the question. He knows pinball is out. He was curious about the logic that says pinball is bad, but a small room full of people all touching the same objects and breathing the same air is okay. No knock, just curiosity.

    Pinball is never bad brother! If people want to come up and wear rubber gloves, wear a mask I'm all for whatever makes anyone feel safe! Either way we have a staff up there and we're cleaning the place daily!

    People should do whatever they think is safe for them! We're encouraging that.

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    #18 20 days ago

    BTW we've turned on ALL OF OUR PINBALL GAMES... prices start at 50 cents.

    Here are the games we have right now...

    Guardians of the Galaxy LE
    Star Trek LE
    Wizard of Oz
    Deadpool Pro
    Metalica Premium
    Stranger Things LE
    Willy Wonka LE
    Attack from Mars LE
    Black Knight LE
    Star Wars Comic

    We also have Big Buck Hunter and Galaga Assault

    On order we have several retro games coming in including NBA Jam, and 8 other retro titles

    www.StLouisEscape.com

    #19 16 days ago

    Come play at The Darkness starting September 25th. This is our lineup of games!

    The Darkness pinball is only open when the haunt is open. See attached.

    Also our pincade is open at St Louis Escape. Someone from here come there yesterday and played for four hours. We're open with 10 pinball games!

    www.stlouisescape.com

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    #20 12 days ago

    We don't open until late September but check out this Horror Themed Arcade/Pinball Room at The Darkness

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