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Theatre of Magic

Theatre of Magic

Theatre of Magic is a pinball machine from March 1995, manufactured by Bally Manufacturing Co. This game was designed by John Popadiuk and features many of his design staples such as magnets, a bash toy, and elaborate ramps. Theatre of Magic is based on an unlicensed magic theme where the goal is to perform eight different magic tricks and then complete a rather simple wizard mode. There are numerous side goals such as spelling "Theatre" and advancing the clock to Midnight Madness (not to be confused with the midnight madness featured in some other Bally/WMS games), as well as a video mode featuring a virtual pinball game.

Notable features of this game include the prominent bash toy, dubbed "The Magic Trunk", which starts game modes as well as multiball, and plays a role in many of the aforementioned modes. There is also a machine-controlled magna-save feature placed over each inlane, as well as a magnetic ring that picks up the ball and moves it from one ramp to another. Finally, there is a hidden scoop that pops up from the playfield in a manner similar to the trolls in Medieval Madness, which releases balls shot into the crate and locked balls for multiball, as well as giving a mystery award during normal gameplay.

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Design team



Game details

548
Bally Manufacturing Co.
March 1995
Solid state
6,600 produced
$6010 - $6990
Normal
Dot Matrix
4
2
4
4
#2845
V1.3


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Marketing slogan

"There's more.. Than meets the eye."

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$ 50.00
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6,800 (Firm)
Sale Pending!
Auburn, NH
6,500 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Luling, LA
$ 47.00
7,100 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Boston, MA

Pinside rating

This game has received 981 approved Pinsider ratings and currently has a rating of 8.460 out of 10.

8.46

Top 100 ranking

This game ranks #23 in the Pinside Pinball Top 100.


Rating comments

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Owners / Wishlisters / Places to play

1063 Pinsiders have this game in their collections.

1311 Pinsiders have this game on their wishlist.

257 public locations known where you can play this machine.



On the market

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6,800 (Firm)
Sale Pending!
Auburn, NH
6,500 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Luling, LA
7,100 (OBO)
Machine - For Sale
Boston, MA

Price estimate

We have seen this game for sale in the Pinside Market 165 times. The median asking price is $6,500

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Recent Pinsider scores

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PinballGypsy
on Theatre of Magic
169,600,120
PinDoctor82
on Theatre of Magic
579,270,840
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on Theatre of Magic
1,612,599,610
StarFlight9614
on Theatre of Magic
982,043,980
Jomo33
on Theatre of Magic
692,989,460
CharlieD6
on Theatre of Magic
1,095,169,690
bjergmose
on Theatre of Magic
349,000,000
Blakeski
on Theatre of Magic
1,164,610,710


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