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The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum Announces Grand Opening Of A Classic Pinball Machine Exhibit
Visitors find they can take a totally awesome journey back to the 1980’s and 90’s, share the games of their youth with their kids or reconnect with friends, MyrtleBeachPinballMuseum.org reports
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (Myrtle Beach, SC) Pinball and Retro lovers are in for a treat. This new exhibit featuring classic pinball machines from the 1970’s, 80’s, 90’s and a few newer pinball treasures too, just opened in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. Consider it a fun class on physics, engineering, art and American pop culture. It should go on every person’s Myrtle Beach things to do list.
“You can take a totally awesome journey back to the 1980’s and 90’s, share the games of your youth with your kids, or reconnect with friends. This is a unique museum where you can actually play pinball games from the 70’s to the present day. If you’re on a budget and looking for affordable fun things to do, this is nostalgic must see! Located close to the Myrtle Beach Convention Center and only 4 blocks from the ocean, this highly anticipated attraction is sure to become one of the top things to do in Myrtle Beach, SC, ” Jerry Pinkas, owner of The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum, announces. “You can leave your pocket change at home! Once you pay the admission, $12 per hour, you can play as much as you want. All games are set on “Free Play”, no quarter’s needed. There is a $2 off admission discount for – military, 1st responders, locals, and AAA, with ID.”
The museum features one of the largest collections of pinball machines open for the public in the state of South Carolina. More than two dozen machines are on hand to view and play. Find such classic favorites as Captain Fantastic, Old Chicago, Top Speed and 8 Ball Deluxe. The collection also includes some rare machines and a few newly released machines like Ghostbusters and Star Wars. Each game features a placard with the details of the game’s history, number of units made and historical information.
“This is the best place to pretend like it’s 1986 again,” says owner Jerry Pinkas
“We are on a mission! We want to share this place with the community, where people can come together and remember the thrill of these games and preserve them for future generations. This has been a 3-year labor of love and we are thrilled to finally share our passion for pinball and charity with you”
The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum grew out of Jerry and Sheila Pinkas personal collection. Jerry bought a pinball machine for his real estate office, for kids to play while their parents talked real estate with the real estate agents. Soon, he added another machine, then another, then another, and you know what happened next; soon they started coming home, and the rest is history.
“Many pinball enthusiasts would never consider letting the public actually touch or play with their pinball machine collection, but we want to share this fun with others, as we did in our real estate company,” Pinkas explains. The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to preserving this important part of American pop culture and through its charitable contributions to children’s charities.
“Looking for a unique event venue in Myrtle Beach? The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is also available for group functions including birthday parties, company outings, bachelor parties and more. This museum is the place to bring people together to create memories, celebrate friendships and share laughs,” Pinkas states.
Location: Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum – 607 N 27th Ave. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina 29577
USA Phone: 843-282-9018
About The Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum: A museum of fully playable pinball machines to preserve pinball for what it really is, the Myrtle Beach Pinball Museum is a National treasure of American pop culture. The museum features one of the largest collections of pinball machines open for public in the state of South Carolina. More than two dozen machines are on hand to view and play. This is the best place to pretend it’s 1986 again!