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Arcade Location Description Featured Photo
Games 'R Us Houston, Texas A small arcade whose games ran on tokens, then quarters during the last few months in operation. The location could have had a dubious beginning, due to having several games with cabinets whose manufacturers didn't match the ones that actually made them (i. e. they might've been stolen, although several games had their actual original cabs intact). January, 2016 Placeholder
King Arthur Court Ottawa, Ontario An arcade whose games ran on tokens. February, 2016 Placeholder
White Bear Township 17 Theatre White Bear Township, Minnesota Part of the Muller Family Theatres movie chain, this one in particular has several video games and pinball machines in their lobby. They run on quarters. March, 2016 Whitebeartownship
Tilt (The Galleria) Houston, Texas The Galleria is a shopping center that has housed multiple shops of all sorts, eateries, a law firm, a skating rink and banks. It also had a Tilt arcade for several years. Sgt. Singers Pizza Circus on the ice rink level of Galleria I opposite the movie theater was a pizza restaurant with an animatronic show in the back along with having several games. When the store was remodeled, it became part of the Tilt arcade chain. April, 2016 Galleriatilt
Video Paradise San Jose, California This arcade quickly rose to fame starting with its humble origins of only collecting one quarter on its first day of business to holding contests for Pole Position as well as one sponsored by Twin Galaxies. They also had an Atari 800 computer with games available to play, along with a tape duplicating service. Their games ran on tokens and quarters. May, 2016 Placeholder
Noise Land Video Arcade Springfield The Simpsons is the longest running animated comedy series of all time, debuting in 1989 and is slated to continue its run until at least the year 2017. The show is set in the fictional town of Springfield, where the majority of its residents are yellow-skinned and have four fingers on each hand. Their local arcade was shown during several episodes, as well as the theatrically-released The Simpsons Movie. All games are fictitious and run on quarters. June, 2016 Noisearcadevip
Town and Country 6 Houston, Texas This was a movie theatre that originally showed first run movies, but then over the years changed into a later run dollar cinema before ultimately going out of business. It also originally had several games scattered around the lobby, which later became its own separate room after several years, which was a video arcade only (i. e. with no pinball machines). July, 2016 Placeholder
Intencity (Erina Fair) Erina, New South Wales The Erina Fair is a major shopping center located in Erina. It became the largest non-metropolitan shopping centre in Australia and the largest single-story shopping center in the Southern Hemisphere. Intencity is a chain of video arcades owned by Australian company Village Roadshow Limited, with arcade locations in most states of Australia. This is one of their arcades. August, 2016 Placeholder
Unnamed Detroit arcade Detroit, Michigan Home Improvement was an American sitcom that was in regards to a handyman named Tim Taylor who had his own local cable show (in the Detroit, Michigan area) called Tool Time. Even though he was well-versed in tools and the shop area, Taylor usually managed to screw up and cause damage, if not totally destroy various projects he was involved in. His partner was the long-suffering Al Borland. The rest of Home Improvement was balanced out with Taylor’s family life, which included his wife Jill and their sons Randy, Mark and Brad. The Taylors were also usually given advice by their genius next door neighbor Wilson Wilson, Jr. In "The Longest Day" episode, part of it took place in an unnamed arcade. September, 2016 Homeimprovement3
Malibu Grand Prix (6115 Southwest Freeway) Houston, Texas Being a part of the Malibu Grand Prix entertainment chain, this location had the usual go-kart race track, miniature golf course, and an arcade full of games that ran on tokens. It was also known for its infamous quadruple murder in July, 1983, committed by one of its ex-employees. October, 2016 Placeholder
Empire Ottawa, Ontario An arcade whose games ran on tokens in the amount of four for a dollar. November, 2016 Placeholder
Jillian's Universal City, California Jillian's was a restaurant and entertainment chain with locations in the United States and Canada. Locations had restaurants, video games, bowling alleys, nightclubs, and conference rooms. Unfortunately in 2004, Jillian's Entertainment Holdings, Inc. filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, leaving only one location left in business as of early 2017. December, 2016 Jilliansplaceholder
Celebrity Cafe Houston, Texas Memorial City is a mall that opened in 1966. It has since grown to having over 140 stores and services over the years. Originally starting off as an actual eatery, Celebrity Cafe became a large arcade later, housing dozens of video games that originally ran on tokens, then on a pay/play by the hour basis. January, 2017 Celebritycafe
Games Room Ottawa, Ontario An arcade whose games ran on tokens. February, 2017 Placeholder
Lone Star Arcade U. S. A.? Fictional game room where the online game Shadow Realms Arcade takes place. The arcade has seen better days, having discolored and missing ceiling tiles and a game controller. The games ran on gold and silver tokens and the arcade had a mystery that had to be solved. March, 2017 Lonestarthirdroom
Sage (West Belt) Houston, Texas Sage was a department store chain found in Austin and Houston, Texas. Pets, clothes, toys and school and bath supplies could be purchased at the stores, among other items. The Houston store at this location had a small arcade with games that ran on quarters. April, 2017 Placeholder
Intencity (1 Bay Street) Sydney, New South Wales Intencity is a chain of video arcades owned by Village Roadshow Limited. There is (/was?) one of their arcades. May, 2017 Placeholder
Chuck E. Cheese's U. S. A., Chile, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Trinidad and Tobago, United Arab Emirates Not a single arcade, but a chain whose concept involves a sit-down pizza restaurant, complemented by arcade games, amusement rides, an animatronic show, and other diversions, such as climbing equipment, tubes, and slides − all mainly directed at younger children. June, 2017 Chuckecheesewest
Fun*Plex Houston, Texas This complex (also known as Fun*Plex Entertainment Center) is a facility that has many entertainment features, such as a Playport area for children (a play area with slides, a ball pit and other activities), bowling, skating, go-karts, rides (indoors and out, such as a ferris wheel), special events/parties can be held, plus it also contains a food court and an arcade. July, 2017 Placeholder
Swing-A-Round Fun Town (Fenton) Fenton, Missouri Swing-A-Round Fun Town is a chain of entertainment facilities whose attractions include go karts, mini golf, bumper boats, batting cages and arcades, such as this location. August, 2017 Placeholder
Unnamed Lanford bowling alley Lanford, Illinois Roseanne was an American comedy about a blue-collar, middle-class family, the Conners, who lived in the fictional town of Lanford, Illinois. Roseanne and Dan were parents to Becky, D. J. and Darlene as they went through life’s various trials and tribulations. In the "Lovers' Lane" episode, the Conners go bowling at an unnamed alley, which has a small arcade. September, 2017 Loverslane2
Playland Amusements Wednesbury, England This is an arcade located at 22 Union Street. It's believed that its games run on pence. October, 2017 Placeholder


Arcade Location Description Featured Photo
Bailey's Video Arcade River City Joysticks was an American comedy about a fictitious game room that a local businessman deemed immoral and wanted it closed down. The games ran on tokens, along with private parties and gaming tournaments being held there, as well as freebies being offered at its concession stand. This is the game room that the movie was based on. November, 2014 Joysticksinsidearcade
Imperial Arcade Ottawa, Ontario An arcade whose games ran on tokens. December, 2014 Imperialarcade
Tilt (Pecanland Mall) Monroe, Louisiana Pecanland Mall is an enclosed shopping mall, containing over 100 specialty shops. The Mall had a Tilt storefront, which, being part of the Tilt chain, was an arcade whose games ran on tokens and quarters. January, 2015 Placeholder
Jason's Game Room Houston, Texas An arcade whose games ran on tokens. It was founded by two ex-police officers. February, 2015 Placeholder
Westworld Electronic Amusement Center (Glenlawn) California Gimmie a Break! was an American situation comedy that was in regards to a police chief named Carl Kanisky raising his three daughters – Katie, Julie and Samantha – after his wife had died. Assisting the family was their wise-cracking housekeeper Nellie Ruth Harper. This was a fictional arcade featured in the "Julie's First Love" episode of the show. March, 2015 Westworldfront
Exhilarama (Crestwood Plaza) Crestwood, Missouri An arcade at the Crestwood Plaza Mall (which was the first major mall in the St. Louis area) that was part of the Exhilarama chain, which its locations usually also had kiddie rides, a prize redemption area, party facilities/an eatery area and laser tag. Its games ran on tokens. April, 2015 Exhilarama
Majestic Arcade City of Wolverhampton, Bilston An arcade whose games ran on pence. May, 2015 Placeholder
Pizza Planet (Richmond) Richmond, California Toy Story is a series of all-CGI films in regards to the secret lives that all toys have, specifically the toys owned by a California boy named Andy Davis. In the original Toy Story, there are a few scenes that take place at this fictional sci-fi themed entertainment restaurant. June, 2015 Pizza Planet
Quiptar's Houston, Texas THE largest arcade ever in Memorial City Mall, having dozens of games that ran on 12 tokens for a dollar! July, 2015 Quiptars
Rideau Arcade Ottawa, Ontario A game room whose machines ran on tokens. August, 2015 Placeholder
University game room California The Greatest American Hero was an American television comedy in regards to Ralph Hinkley, who is visited by aliens and is given a suit that bestow him super powers. He is joined by FBI agent Bill Maxwell and girlfriend (and later wife) Pam Davidson to help solve crimes. This is a fictional arcade shown during the "Wizards and Warlocks" episode of the show. September, 2015 Gaharcade3
Intencity (163 Brisbane Street) Launceston, Tasmania Intencity is a chain of arcades located in Australia. This location is a part of the Village Cinema complex. October, 2015 Placeholder
Daviles Arcade Birmingham, West Midlands A game room that took up two floors that held video game tournaments. November, 2015 Placeholder
Unnamed Old Detroit Arcade Old Detroit, Michigan RoboCop was a movie set in the future (released in 1987) in regards to a Detroit police officer named Alex Murphy who gets killed in the line of duty. He is then brought back as a part man, part machine police officer, programmed with objectives to stop crime. Two sequels followed, the first of which (RoboCop 2, 1990), in an early scene, took place in an arcade somewhere in Old Detroit. December, 2015 Robocop2

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