Monday, April 26, 2010

1980's mall arcade training film


Because I've been on an 80's vibe today (and will never get a job at one of these places no more)....


8 comments:

Tohoscope said...

This can't be real. It has to be a parody or a gag. Man, I gotta use this for something...

Chris Sobieniak said...

Might as well. People today can't believe how bad we've had it 30 years ago at the mall. Guys running arcades in jump suits was far from the truth. I never saw it though, but it was the kitsch value that sells it.

Here's another arcade that thought well about it's sci-fi roots in it's design when it also showed up in some malls as well...
http://timeouttunnel.com/home.htm

Tohoscope said...

They do have a really good logo. I wonder if they're still in business...

Tohoscope said...

The Spaceport guys, not the Time Out arcade. That Spaceport logo is what I'm interested in...

Chris Sobieniak said...

They were in business into the 90's, but I'm not sure about them now.

Tohoscope said...

I'm gonna have to keep checking eBay for Starport Arcade employee uniforms...

Chris Sobieniak said...

I never even consider wanting to buy a uniform from a place of business myself! There's always someone out there collecting that stuff!

Chris Sobieniak said...

Here's a local news report about the first Gulf war featuring the arcade!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oDsshLgCWWw

And some random vid of the arcade in '93...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpLyyPusmKU