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Florida Arcade and Pinball Collectors => Florida Arcade and Pinball Collectors => Topic started by: Tigger64 on August 25, 2011, 10:23:41 PM

Title: Pinball in Clearwater
Post by: Tigger64 on August 25, 2011, 10:23:41 PM
Does anybody remember a small mom/pop arcade a couple miles up or down from Sand Key?

Many years back I stumbled onto it while waiting for a table at a nearby restaurant.  They had a pay-one price deal which was cool, but they also had a mix of some older stuff too.

I doubt it's still there, but if it is, my next trip out that way will be scheduled around just going there.
Title: Re: Pinball in Clearwater
Post by: owlnonymous on August 26, 2011, 11:57:05 AM
There was an all you can play arcade in St. Pete Beach that had clowns on the outside, the Treasure Island Fun Center on TI (now in Seminole), and a small arcade on the beach in Clearwater that was mostly vids and a few Data East pins. I don't remember an all you can play arcade in Clearwater though.
Title: Re: Pinball in Clearwater
Post by: Pinball on August 26, 2011, 01:40:31 PM
Years ago I went to that Pay One Price = All U can Play Arcade in St Pete Beach. 

They had a Pole Position sitdown that was fun.

I'm talkin' 15 years ago.

Randy
Title: Re: Pinball in Clearwater
Post by: micksimmonds on August 26, 2011, 01:44:22 PM
there was a place in clearwater called Beach Gameland, had a few pins, wasnt bad, but they then moved to St Johns Pass ? and become mostly redemption, and went downhill from there, not sure if still open

then there was that place that had the auction (russo's auction!!) that had good games prior to auction, and then became filled with generic stuff

Title: Re: Pinball in Clearwater
Post by: Tigger64 on August 26, 2011, 02:58:14 PM
Years ago I went to that Pay One Price = All U can Play Arcade in St Pete Beach. 

I'm talkin' 15 years ago.

Randy

I'm wondering if that might have been it... I know we drove up and down a bit, and that's not all that far.
Was it on the corner (or right near) of an intersection?
Title: Re: Pinball in Clearwater
Post by: owlnonymous on August 26, 2011, 03:01:55 PM
It was near the corner, next to a grocery store, across from Mermaids.

http://g.co/maps/mvzz (http://g.co/maps/mvzz)
Title: Re: Pinball in Clearwater
Post by: Pinball on August 26, 2011, 05:18:32 PM
Yes, on the left hand corner heading south.
Title: Re: Pinball in Clearwater
Post by: pinballpimp on August 29, 2011, 03:34:10 PM
seen it a million times back in the day but NEVER made it inside
Title: Re: Pinball in Clearwater
Post by: Tigger64 on September 01, 2011, 09:23:16 AM
Thanks guys - that looks like the place.
Pity it's gone.  :(