Last Updated 11-08-2010

 

~ August 2006 entry from Frankie’s Market on the blog “hawaiianthreads.com” ~

 

Back in the day, there were quite a number of arcades using illegal machines. I'm not familiar with the one in Kaimuki. But at Kapalama Shopping Center, there was Classic Amusement, where the video poker games were rather blatently displayed. That place got raided by HPD and shut down sometime in the mid-1980s.

Another popular one was Crown's Billiards, over at Kapahulu. They were more discreet, putting bingo pinball games in a back room behind the cashier's counter. But even they eventually suffered the same fate as Classic's.

Tilt was the 2nd most successful arcade business in Hawaii, behind only Fun Factory. At its peak, it had numerous locations, such as Pearlridge, Windward Mall, Ala Moana, and Mapunapuna.

 

 

 

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