NYT: Pacific Pinball Museum

In the Sunday NYT

Alameda Island, the site of a former military base, can feel like a 1950s-era small town, with its Craftsman-style homes and neighborhood bars. The addition of a pinball museum, where old-fashioned bonks are more common than electronic beeps, has only heightened that effect.

Mr. Schiess says that though the museum once attracted a mostly middle-aged male crowd, it now skews toward entire families. “Kids can kick your butt at the Wii,” Mr. Schiess said, “but pinball is the great equalizer.”


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