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Rupert's Kids Arcade in Shelbyville, IN Opens This Saturday!


By RDReynolds

3 years ago



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  • Latest reply 3 years ago by Gryszzz
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#1 3 years ago

About six weeks ago, I ran into a guy some of you may have heard of, a guy by the name of Rupert Boneham. He appeared on several seasons of the television show Survivor and is a favorite to many fans of the show. He was at the Skyline Drive In in Shelbyville, IN, signing books and noted that he liked the arcade (SkyCade) we had set up there and he was interested in opening an arcade of his own. He had a building, he had folks who needed jobs...he just needed help with games.

The goal was simple - open the arcade, and all profit would go to his charity, Rupert's Kids. Long story short, we have created the arcade and it is opening this upcoming Saturday, February 4, at 1pm EST. It's located at 48 Public Square in Shelbyville, which is about a half hour south of Indianapolis, an hour north of Cincinnati, and just minutes of exit 113 on I74. We currently have six pins: Batman Forever, Rescue 911, WWF Royal Rumble, KISS (1978 Bally), The Simpsons, and Jurassic Park. We also have tons of great arcade games, including the nicest Out Run 2 twin I've ever played.

I would love to see some Pinsiders make their way out and help the cause!

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#2 3 years ago

You can also find out more information about it here:

https://www.facebook.com/rupertskidsarcade/

#3 3 years ago

Great project!

#4 3 years ago

It's been a lot of work...but a lot more fun!

#5 3 years ago

Daphne's excited about the opening - come join us, won't you?

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#6 3 years ago

Rupert used to visit my store on Keystone Avenue across from Kahn's Winery. I donated a few items for a fundraiser event he was having for his charity. Good guy to do business with!

#7 3 years ago

Yep, Rupert is a good guy.

#8 3 years ago

At the risk of seeming like a fanboy, will Rupert himself be there at the grand opening event? The wife is a big fan and that would tip the scales in favor of a Saturday road trip. We may make it over anyway if not but every little incentive helps.

#9 3 years ago

Rupert will indeed be there.

#10 3 years ago

RESCUE 911, MUST PLAY

#11 3 years ago
Quoted from Pinball-DOOD:

RESCUE 911, MUST PLAY

Yep, it's a fun game. Really cool when the helicopter grabs the ball and carries it away...

#12 3 years ago
Quoted from RDReynolds:

Yep, it's a fun game. Really cool when the helicopter grabs the ball and carries it away...

For sure! I have never seen one in person before

#13 3 years ago

Had a great time at our opening day! Was able to personally regain the Asteroids high score, and had a killer game on BF...

#14 3 years ago

Ack! I'm going to have to get back down there and get that Asteroids score! This is war!

#15 3 years ago
Quoted from blubboman:

Ack! I'm going to have to get back down there and get that Asteroids score! This is war!

You have no idea how satisfying it was to put RDR back up above GUM~~!!!

#16 3 years ago

Awesome that we're getting a few pin spots around IN...finally. Need to make a road trip. Got some games on R911 at the PinVault on Fri. That game is addictive!

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