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October 2017 Newsletter

We've got some great things going on in October at Pinball PA!  

Loyalty Program - Join And Get Prizes Just For Visiting!!

We recently started a great Loyalty program, as we want to reward our great friends that come to Pinball PA! If you have a smart phone, you can join our program today! We've teamed with Flok to create an online punchcard program that will allow you to get rewards simply for coming to Pinball PA! 

To join, on your Android or iPhone, visit this link and install the App - http://bit.ly/1gkDPeR. Once it's installed, just search and join Pinball PA Arcade and Museum and join the club. 

Once you join, just show your app to our door guy at your next visit and they'll "punch" your virtual card. 

Receive free visits, gift certificates and more just by filling your card, and get notified of many free "popup" specials just for being a loyal customer! 

Join today!

The Return Of $10 Midweek Admission

You've asked for it, so we're bringing it back for October! Every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday in October, you can visit Pinball PA on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays for only $10. This is for an all day admission! Come on in for only $10, and play over 400 games! What a great way to break up the work week!

September 2017 Newsletter

As we move into Fall and the kids head back to school, the pressures of life begin again. That said, PINBALL PA is YOUR place to release stress each and every week. We have many great things happening this month!  

Open LABOR DAY - Monday, September 4th from 11am to 8pm!

You work hard, and Pinball PA has your opportunity to relax a little bit. We will be open on Monday, September 4th from 11am to 8pm. Further, to help enhance this day, we will provide ALL DAY ADMISSION for the price of a 2-hour Admission. This is for individuals AND families! So come out ready to play some video games and pinball and celebrate Labor Day with Pinball PA!! 

NFL Opener Sunday, September 10th

We love our Steelers, and we want to see your support! Therefore, on Sunday, September 10th from 11a-6pm, get $10 all day admission per person just by wearing your best Steelers gear! Whether it's a jersey, a t-shirt, socks or even a Steelers' helmet, if you wear the gear, you'll get a special rate while we support our great Steelers as we start the season! 

New Shirts:

We know we are LONG overdue with this. You folks have been asking us for shirts since we opened. Well, we are FINALLY getting to them now.

   

   

We have 4 shirt designs for you - the Vintage “Grey”, the Vintage “Color”, the World’s Best Arcade “Grey” and the World’s Best Arcade “Color”. We took some time to, hopefully, design some shirts you would be proud to wear out!

We will have a very limited supply available at Pinball PA, but if you’d like to purchase in different colored shirts, different sizes (mens, women's and youth sizes available) or in numbers, your best bet is on Amazon.com. Click the photo of the design you like above to go to that shirt’s page on Amazon to see the colors and sizes available!

Birthday Parties, Corporate Events and Other Outings:

Please don't forget us for your next Birthday Party, Corporate Event or Outing. It's a lot of fun, and you can bet that people will remember it. Our party center seats about 40 comfortably...not that many end up sitting at Pinball PA. 

Regardless of if you are booking a kid's party, adult party, a corporate team building event or a Cub Scout's outing, Pinball PA is standing by to book your event. Please call us at (412) 423-8532 to book. 

For our VIPs only, if you book a birthday party online using the code hofbirthday at checkout, you will save 10% on your booking. This is ONLY good for the first 10 people booking, so get your party booked ASAP to save! 

*NOTE: If you need a party or outing booked outside of our normal business hours, please call us to discuss your needs. 

What’s Better - Pinball or Arcade Games?

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Since we launched Pinball PA, we are asked repeatedly in any press we do about what is better or more popular - pinball machines or arcade games. I’ve done my best to find different ways to say “they are all awesome” in every interview, but that never seems like a real answer, now does it. So let’s try here.

In the end, in my estimation, Pinball is a game of skill, while most arcade games are a game of memory. With Pinball, you can become a better player, and even a world class player, with little more than practice. When you play all the time, as some of our guys at Pinball PA do, you learn the tricks of the trade. You learn exactly how and when to hit the ball to have it generate the most points. You become an expert and unlocking the multiball. You learn exactly how hard you can shake the machine to get just the right roll you need. In short, playing pinball is a skill that can be grown in the same way you can learn to hit a baseball.

With arcade games, you need many of those same traits, although some of that can be alleviated by a strong memory. When you encounter an amazing player of an arcade game, like a Billy Mitchell, you just know that he remembers every last bit about the game he’s playing. To be that good at a digital game requires far more memory than a pinball machine. It’s also less forgiving. The arcade games are programmed to perform functions, and they do as they were written to do. Because of this, memory of these functions is what separates the great players from the average ones.

But which is “better”? In the end, it comes down to what trips your proverbial trigger. If you want to become great at one but want some wiggle room to make mistakes as you go, then Pinball would be the best. If you want something less forgiving but based on your ability to retain memory and use it, then the arcade games would be your favorite.

In the end, I’ll stick with my old standby. They are all awesome!

Get Out Of The Heat

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This has been a strange summer so far for Beaver County, hasn’t it? We’ve had our share of hot days, but we’ve had some really nice weather as well. Trust us, that hasn’t gone unnoticed on us here at Pinball PA.

That said, we’re getting into the heart of the heat, so it’s time to start planning something to do rather than sitting at home bored to death. Don’t forget about Pinball PA. When the summer gets hot, the combination of our always awesome games and our air conditioning makes for the perfect way to get through a hot summer afternoon!

As a reminder, throughout July (and, here’s a secret - August too...shhhhh), we have “Happy Hour” from 2-4pm. During this time, admission is only $5. If you want to stay past 4pm, it’s only $10 for the rest of the day! You can’t beat that!

So make sure you get out to Pinball PA and ensure that the heat doesn’t stop you from enjoying the summer months!