Arcades, dominant in the 80s are something of a bygone era. While there is a resurgence in places to play video games in the modern era, no 80s arcade is as unique as this one in Los Angeles. Because its location is quite unexpected: Torrence High School.
The Electronics Club of the school did something unique and opened a "pinball room", which ironically also had arcade cabinets too. The club is the subject of the All American High documentary that was released in 1987. A piece of the footage is below which shows the pinball room in action. It's an incredible look at pinball, a piece of culture no longer found in every pizza parlor, and quite the money-maker for the club.
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