Another classic arcade is in the works, and this time it will be found in the Kansas City, Missouri area. Too be known as the Electric Theater Vintage Arcade, the operator Mike Freeland is converting an old photography shop theater into a bona-fide classic arcade experience that will seek to be a major draw of the Independence Square area in the city. On top of that a documentary is being produced that is focusing on the effort of opening the arcade called Electric Theater: A Vintage Documentary, a trailers to which I’ll embed below, along with a second preview of the place found on Vimeo. The first video has some tunes from the new TRON Legacy soundtrack, which are always worth listening to as well. In both videos, you can get a preview of some of the classic games they will have on hand, and get a taste of what it’s like to put together an arcade of your own, something I have written about quite often either here on the blog or in e-mails to individuals seeking that sort of advice.
I know I shouldn’t sidetrack the discussion here but there are more than 3 classic arcades in the country, a few of which you can see on this large (albeit not 100% yet complete) list of arcades in the US @ Aurcade.com(UPDATE: Mike’s full quote is about locations with more than 50 classics open to the public, which does whittle the list down a bit). Either way, it’s exciting to once again report about an upcoming arcade business, we’ll keep you posted when we hear more.