Welcome to The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum!
The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is the dream of Myrtle Beach’s Jerry Pinkas and a group of volunteers, who wish to use their large collection of pinball machines to make money for local children’s charities.
UPDATE: We are thrilled to have purchased a building and we’re currently undergoing building renovations with ADA ramps and bathrooms. We are looking forward to being open for the 2018 summer beach season. We THANK YOU for actually reading this entire post and for Not Asking Are you open yet? or Whats your address? We will be posting ALL updates on the Pinball Museum to this page as soon as they happen…… There may be an event or soft opening prior to summer. Keep an eye on this page! We will put all updates and announcements here as they happen.
Pinball and Charity can go together! We are building the permanent place which will be the home of Myrtle Beach’s largest pinball machine collection. Take a totally awesome journey back to the 1970’s, 1980’s, 1990’s and today. Share the games of your youth with your kids, or reconnect with old friends through some friendly competition. Best place to play pinball and pretend it’s 1986 again. Rather than have these pinball machines sit in a private warehouse or garage, we are building “a museum of fully playable machines”, where the public can not only see them, but actually PLAY all their old favorites.
We strive to keep that inner childhood inside us by bringing back this slice of pop culture. Creating happy moments by celebrating Vintage Americana at its best! This is not a paid gig…it’s 100% volunteer, no salaries. It’s about the love of the game of pinball, giving back to the community and children’s charities. A 501(c)3 non-profit corporation has been established to further this cause and has been recognized by the IRS as being tax-exempt by virtue of its charitable programs.
Myrtle Beach deserves to be the home of “South Carolina’s Largest Pinball Machine Collection On Display”. What a boost it will give the city to have that honor. Myrtle Beach has always been known as one of the nation’s top vacation destinations and affordable family fun. So we have taken it upon ourselves to be the curator and keep these machines alive, so that they can be enjoyed the public and by future generations.
The restoration and maintenance of these machines requires countless hours of love. Sometimes it takes many days or months to trouble shoot, locate rare & scarce parts, or even build and manufacture parts, then rebuild these games back to like new condition.
In the past, without a permanent location, this group has been working hard by transporting and setting up these “like new” machines at local charity events, awareness campaigns and local fund-raisers.
We will be posting ALL updates on the Pinball Museum to this page as soon as they happen…… Thank you for your support as we get ready to move into a permanent location in 2018.
We thank you for your all of your words of encouragement and support in preserving pinball art, engineering, science and history for future generations.
“Our goal is to preserve Pinball for what it really is: a National treasure of pure American pop culture”
Pinball and charity can go together…
Thank You for Your Support!
© 2018 Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit Corporation