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New Pinball Museum in OC CA
bigtikidude
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Joined: Aug 10, 2004
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From: Anaheim,Ca.
Posted: 2012-05-24 5:55 pm   Permalink

I don't know if its still open.
but I heard from a friend that there was one in the Bay area.

edit:
it is still there.
http://www.ujuju.com/
right in Alameda near Forbidden island


Jeff(btd)



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kenbo-jitsu
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Joined: Jul 27, 2011
Posts: 198
From: Southern CA
Posted: 2012-05-25 09:36 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2012-05-24 17:55, bigtikidude wrote:
I don't know if its still open.
but I heard from a friend that there was one in the Bay area.

edit:
it is still there.
http://www.ujuju.com/
right in Alameda near Forbidden island

Jeff(btd)


Thanks bigtikidude. That looks cool. I know of two other places of interest in the Bay area:

Pacific Pinball Museum
http://www.pacificpinball.org

and

Musée Mécanique (Not pinball but somewhat related.)
http://museemecaniquesf.com

I like your technique of referencing a place's nearest tiki bar as a means of giving directions.

I guess Trader Sam's is the nearest tiki bar to Pinball Forever. Go to Pinball Forever for half-price this weekend (Tiki Central discount) and then Trader Sam's for their new mugs. Sounds like fun.


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Tiki Wachee
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Joined: May 30, 2012
Posts: 19
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2012-05-30 11:22 pm   Permalink

There's also Pins and Needles @ 1623 Allesandro St. in LA. Not exactly a museum, but certainly enough tables to keep someone occupied for quite a while, and just 2.5 miles from Tiki Ti. Here's a write up in LA Weekly:
http://www.laweekly.com/bestof/2011/award/best-pinball-palace-and-tailoring--1513751/

And here's their website:
http://www.pinsandneedlesla.com/

I live on the East Coast, and sadly did not have enough time & energy to make it out to Pins and Needles last time I was in LA (I went to Tiki Ti instead...PRIORITIES!), but now it looks like I have another great pinball option next time I'm in SoCal. Thanks for sharing!


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kenbo-jitsu
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 2012-05-31 2:06 pm   Permalink

Yes. Pins and Needles has been closed for a while. I'm not sure why. Hopefully they will reopen.

 
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catmomma
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2012-05-31 3:29 pm   Permalink

What's the address for Pinball Forever? I looked on the website and could not find the location.

 
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kenbo-jitsu
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 2012-05-31 6:07 pm   Permalink

Quote:
On 2012-05-31 15:29, catmomma wrote:
What's the address for Pinball Forever? I looked on the website and could not find the location.


Pinball Forever
1518 E Edinger, Suite A
Santa Ana, CA 92705

http://www.pinballforever.com/welcome/

Remember though that they are only open for scheduled events -- for which you must buy a ticket beforehand. Don't just show up there.

I had a great time when I went. Highly recommended.


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Tiki Wachee
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Joined: May 30, 2012
Posts: 19
From: Tampa Bay
Posted: 2012-06-01 1:55 pm   Permalink

The Pins and Needles blog (updated yesterday) says they're open this weekend but still a month or two out from completing construction. They're moving from upstairs to downstairs in the same building. Four tables set up in the lobby to play…unclear if they'll have more available for their weekend hours?
http://www.pinsandneedlesla.com/blog/

The selection of classic tables at Pinball Forever is staggering. I watched the YouTube trailer and immediately got busy adding all their tables into the Pinball Rebel database (even though I'm on the East Coast) because these good folks are keeping pinball alive!
http://www.pinballrebel.com/locator/searchlocationresult.php?busname=Pinball+Forever&showmap=yes

This also automatically places them into the companion Pinball Finder app for IOS (highly recommended!):
http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/pinball-finder/id390933647?mt=8

Oh, and here's the link to purchase tickets for Pinball Forever (through June 3):
https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/248534
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kenbo-jitsu
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 2012-06-06 09:01 am   Permalink

Thanks for doing that, Tiki Wachee. Very kind of you.

I know that Pinball Forever has even more than what they're currently showing. I'm guessing the plan is to gradually rotate new machines in to keep things interesting for repeat visitors. My friend only has so much space and so much time to spend. As you can appreciate, it can take a lot of time and effort to restore a pinball machine -- depending on its condition when acquired.


 
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kenbo-jitsu
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From: Southern CA
Posted: 2013-10-18 8:43 pm   Permalink

My friend and his pinball place, Pinball Forever, have been written up in the Orange County Register. The article is supposed to be on the FRONT PAGE tomorrow! Pretty cool. But you can read it right now here:

http://www.ocregister.com/articles/pinball-531972-miner-machines.html

You might have to be a subscriber to the OC Register to read the actual article, but I think everybody can watch the movie and look at the photos. Give it a click. It's worth a minute of your time.


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El Jefe
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Joined: Mar 13, 2012
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From: The Third Coast
Posted: 2013-10-19 07:07 am   Permalink

Definitely worth my time checking out the video.

 
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