Pins And Needles, A Pinball Museum In The Heart Of LA

arcadehero January 15, 2013 10
Pins And Needles, A Pinball Museum In The Heart Of LA

Newsfeed 1285 via The Stinger Report

Here is a location opening that we should have heard about when it happened around the end of May/beginning of June last year, but as it sometimes happens those announcements go under our radar for a while. Fortunately the place is still open so if you are in the LA area and you have a pinball addiction that needs some massaging, then you are in luck with Pins and Needles.

According to one blog post I read at their website, they do not see this project as an arcade or a bar but “a step-up from a man-cave”. The collection currently consists of about two dozen games, the oldest machine being Baazar by Bally (1966), the most recent Bram Stokers Dracula by Williams (1993). There are plenty of machines in between that come from the 70s and 80s to fulfill your nostalgic desires. The line-up does change on occasion too, so regulars should stay tuned to that. The hours appear to vary but fortunately they are posted weekly on the P & N Blog which you can access here. I couldn’t find any pictures of the location on the website but fortunately a website called Cool Hunting posted a video about Pins and Needles on their website last week.

We wish Molly the best of luck in the endeavor!

[Pins and Needles Website]


  1. bacon January 15, 2013 at 10:23 am - Reply

    wahhh! thanks for this. definitely going this weekend.

  2. rom January 15, 2013 at 10:38 am - Reply

    This place rules. They’ve actually been open for years, not since June. In June they just moved downstairs.

  3. hexcrass January 16, 2013 at 9:14 am - Reply

    That’s a woman after my own heart lol

  4. Max January 16, 2013 at 5:01 pm - Reply

    Looks like “projectnrt/SegaOrbi” (they even have the same avatar) is spreading lies about Arcade Heroes. He says “his sources at ArcadeHeroes” (apparently he owns you guys now) have information about SNK releasing King of Fighters XIV and a new Metal Slug. Unbelievable. I hope you guys can ban him from the comments section here at least. This pretty much shows that he lied to you about him thinking Zach Morris is a troll. He hangs out on every Zach Morris blog out there and worships him. I thought you people would like to know.

    • arcadehero January 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm - Reply

      Thanks for the tip. Today I got an email from someone asking if I had heard anything about KOFXIV or a new Metal Slug but we have heard nothing about what is coming to JAEPO yet. Kind of heard to confirm something like that when we haven’t even heard of SNKP is even going to the show!

      Not to mention I think I recall this person making claims before the show that some new Sega hardware was supposed to be there and none of it turned out to be true.

  5. arcadehero January 17, 2013 at 9:05 am - Reply

    Funny you say that yet on this other site I clearly saw you claiming that “your sources at Arcadeheroes” was confirming your suspicions about these two titles yet we 1) have heard nothing about JAEPO other than a website exists B) not told you anything anyways.

    You cannot go around claiming we told you something when it never happened so goodbye.

  6. Max February 20, 2013 at 11:40 am - Reply

    I wish you didn’t delete SegaOrbi’s comments. I think they should have been kept up as reference, so people will know how much a of a mentally deranged stalker scumbag he really is. I saw him on the SEGA-16 forums once again under the MrSega name saying that you people contacted him directly with infromation. He clearly is delusional and harassed others on other websites too and still does it to this day. He needs to be exposed.

  7. arcadehero February 20, 2013 at 12:21 pm - Reply

    Most of his comments are still online but future ones are being filtered out. It should be quite obvious he was completely wrong, SNK wasn’t even at the show!

  8. Max February 20, 2013 at 6:59 pm - Reply

    It’s not only him being wrong, it’s the posts of him of how he reacts when he is refuted or proven wrong and how childish and threatening he gets that should be used to expose him, because he did it on other websites already. What did he accuse you people of again? Being SEGA haters or something?

  9. arcadehero February 20, 2013 at 7:09 pm - Reply

    Only thing I know of is he was saying we were feeding him information about SNK and he was using that to make himself look better on other sites. His claims, including us feeding him information were completely false so he was banned. There are many comments from him in the past, in particular the original announcement about the Sega Ringwide/Ringedge post where people can still find his wild claims

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