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Screening: Special When Lit - pinball documentary

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Date:
Sunday, May 15, 2011
Time:
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Event Type:
Other
Organizer/Author:
Movies on a Big Screen
Email:
Location Details:
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild. 2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

Sunday, May 15
7:30 PM
Admission: $5.00
Movies on a Big Screen at The Guild
2828 35th St, Sacramento, CA

Special When Lit

"Special When Lit" rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon - pinball. This American invention made more money than Hollywood through the 50s and 60s. Its success swept the world making it the epitome of "cool." Today pinball is all but forgotten. This is the definitive story of the rise and fall of pinball as told by the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe. A game, a sport, a lifestyle - pinball takes this eclectic bunch of self-confessed "pinheads" back to their youth as they open up passionately to reveal the attractions of the 'world's funnest toy'.

Now pinball is virtually nowhere. Kids don't even know what a pinball machine is. People stay home for their entertainment and kids hang out online, not at the arcade or corner store. The fate of pinball seems decided, yet there exists a passionate subculture keeping the dream alive. Whether it's down at their local bar for a game, or choosing which game to play from a basement collection, pinball is a reality trip to a universe in a box. The ball is wild and can't be controlled, but the challenge to tame it never stops. It's a world that's special when lit.
Added to the calendar on Tue, May 3, 2011 12:02PM
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