One of several rooms full of nostalgia at the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, CA. (Photo: Mike Krumboltz)"The landlord said we'd never make it," said Michael Schiess, executive director of the Pacific Pinball Museum in Alameda, California. "We were really just a hole in the wall, a speakeasy kind of thing." Flash forward ten years and the museum has proved the landlord dead wrong.
The place now includes several rooms, each filled with tables from different eras. In the front are dozens of old-school machines. "I like to make the customers at least walk past the classic tables," said Schiess. On the walls are gigantic murals of pinball art painted by Dan Fontes, board member and volunteer.
Technically it's a museum, but unlike at the Louvre, you won't get arrested for playing with the art. For a flat fee ($15), visitors can shoot the silver ball until their flipper fingers fall off.Read More »from Pacific Pinball Museum offers old school thrills