(Topic ID: 1735)

Seattle Pinball Museum Project Opens 9/2!

By LaughingOtter

8 years ago

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    #1 8 years ago

    Seattle is opening its first Pinball Museum!
    Located at 508 Maynard Ave. S. in the International District (south of downtown Seattle), we have managed to get 13 pinball tables and 3 pachinko games in here so far! We're trying for another five tables so we can claim to have the most pinball machines in a public place in Washington State.
    Grand Opening is TOMORROW! The Big Opening Bash is on Saturday starting at 5:00PM!

    I'm not just a player, I'm a co-founder!

    I'll post up our opening exhibits if anyone would like to see...

    #2 8 years ago

    congrats - are these going to be playable?

    #3 8 years ago

    Wow, congrats and good luck with it. Lucky Ju Ju (aka Pacific Pinball Museum) started off in one room with 16 machines. Now they run the biggest show in the world.

    #4 8 years ago

    I see you're on facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Seattle-Pinball-Museum/131237786915560). Looks like everything will be playable -- can you post the lineup?

    #5 8 years ago

    Great way to get more people into pinball,
    hope it works well for you

    #6 8 years ago

    OK, here's the lineup:
    Bumper - Bally 1936
    Rack-A-Ball - Gottlieb 1961
    Fun Land - Gottlieb 1968
    Stardust - Williams 1971
    Time Zone - Bally 1971
    Count-Down - Gottlieb 1979
    Harlem Globetrotters - Bally 1979
    Future Spa - Bally 1979
    Mystic - Bally 1980
    Flash Gordon - Bally 1981
    Devil Riders - Zaccaria 1984
    Attila The Hun - Game Plan 1984
    The Shadow - Bally 1994

    #7 8 years ago

    Very cool. Send pics

    #8 8 years ago

    I think museums should install "information corners " with technical articles , pictures , old pieces or prototypes , old newpapers about pinballs, or technology informations :

    "history" and not only "machines to play"

    Don't make a dark gameroom , only for addict gamers , but an open space for everyone : children to adults to invite to dream about this destiny.

    Your opinion is welcome ..

    #9 8 years ago

    That's just what we've done, lb45! See Fiorella LaGuardia smashing a machine with a big sledgehammer! See Roger Sharpe making the shots that would make pinball legal again! See pinball being enjoyed through the last 80 or so years!

    We're still working on the Pinball Evolution display that shows how the different parts evolved.

    We have old backglasses and tables up on the walls too. Lighting is very good inside.

    It's an all ages place, too, which makes it practically unique for any pinball place.

    Oh, yeah, more than 100 people showed up last night! Hell of an Opening Night, I'll tell you! We had originally intended to close at 8:00, but we saw that at that time all the games were being played and there were close to 40 people inside, so we wound up staying until 9:30 when things had finally tapered off.

    So I'm prepping up the pictures we took and getting them ready for a web album. When I'm done I'll post the URL. Sound good?

    #10 8 years ago

    Congratulations and Best of Luck with the Museum.

    I have a Count-Down that I think is one of the best system 1 games.
    Simple but addictive.

    2 years later
    #11 6 years ago

    Old topic I know, but just wanted to add my two cents on this since I made my first visit to the Seattle Pinball Museum yesterday. Needless to say I was really impressed! Makes me wish we had something like this in AK. Highly recommend that anyone passing through Seattle take the time to stop by and support the great work they're doing.

    2 months later
    #12 6 years ago

    Thanks for the kind words Ak-tilt. We try very hard to present the best pinball we can.

    #13 6 years ago

    I have enjoyed my two visits as well; there are not many family friendly pinball places out there (except Seattle seems to be blessed with many of them...). Your place is great, I look forward to making my ~ yearly pilgrimage back!

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