Arcades becoming extinct..

Jules Richardson jules.richardson99 at
Sat Jan 10 21:29:50 CST 2009

Chuck Guzis wrote:
> On 10 Jan 2009 at 9:45, Dan Roganti wrote:
>> The arcades of today may be disappearing, but the arcades of yesterday 
>> are actually on the rise. We have 3 here already in Pittsburgh with a 
>> lot of the original arcades, digital _and_mechanical, including 
>> pinballs, bowlers, baseball and shooting arcades. There's a few cities 
>> with some more, I haven't cataloged them all yet.
> It's not a "classic" arcade unless it's got some Mutoscopes, 
> fortunetelling machines, and Nickelodeon or two...

Yeah, I recall at some of the bigger steam festivals in the UK they often have 
arcades with Victorian-era systems* in - it's a good way of wasting a few 
hours :-)

* 90% mechanical of course, with a smattering of simple electrics...



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