On Pins and Needles in Los Angeles

Pins and Needles Los Angeles

Molly is a tailor in Los Angeles with an interesting hobby. She’s turned her alteration shop, Pins and Needles, into an outlet for her obsession of pinball machines. A fan of the classic Stern titles, she embraces the tacky artwork of the machines and the eclectic cast of characters the pinball hobby enjoys.

This 6-minute brief documentary is one of the highest quality videos about our hobby that I have seen. This was filmed as episode 101 of “The Passenger” which is a project that hopes to take viewers on a trip of off-beat America revealing unique people with unique passions.

While rumors of Pins and Needles closing have surfaced, we at Gameroom Junkies contacted Molly directly to learn that,

At some point I’ll have to shutter ‘er up, yes. Still sticking around for a little while tough.

Glad to hear it. LA folks, get out there and support her store and see if you can’t keep pinball alive a little longer! The pinballs are open to the public Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday from 9PM-12AM (just check ahead of time to make sure it isn’t rented out). Thanks to Tilt Warning Blog for first sharing this video on their blog!

Preston Burt

The co-host of the Gameroom Junkies Podcast, Preston is a writer and designer living outside Atlanta, GA. He has an affinity for VHS tapes, and an obsession with arcade games and pinball machines. He is a contributing writer for GeekDad, Paste and RETRO Magazines, and a founder of the Southern-Fried Gameroom Expo.

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