Weekend closure

Hiya friendo! PNN is closed up this weekend so our people can tend to other things, some pinball related and some not. The “holidays” have arrived yet again and sometimes that means doing other stuff. Neato 😘 Back to regular hours (6p to midnight Fri & Sat) next week!

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PNN closed tonight, sorry!!!

Everyone is sick :( I’m down south doing a charity event so — no PNN tonight! Go to 82 or Button Mash ✌️

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PNN Autumn Update — local pinball news and more!

Howdy friends! Hopefully everyone’s doing well since our last update in…June. I know some people get real bent out of shape that Pins and Needles doesn’t keep up with shoving ourselves down everyone’s throat advertising wise, in fact we do just the opposite! 👌 If you are looking for amenities, fancy drinks, retail crap and servicey service along with your pinball — there and now several pinball locations in LA looking to serve you and your friends! Everybody wins :)

Eight years ago, it was not this way. Eight years ago, when we began putting PNN together there wasn’t really one functional pinball machine out in public within an hour; while pinball used to have a strong presence in public, and it cost but a coin or two to enjoy, it is now more of a luxury collectors item and this means the games are under lock and key at nerd homes :( BUT. Location pinball does seem to have caught a second wind (though many might argue it’s a third wind, a fourth wind, etc). Now there are dozens and dozens of nice pinball machines all over town with more people buying them up, fixing them up, and operating them on location for others up enjoy…and that, my friends, was THE whole point of PNN. Get games out. Get them into the public. Get people playing. Not just monied nerds!

So what is PNN now? What’s the objective? It doesn’t have the $100k worth of showstopper games, it isn’t very dressed up or hip, it doesn’t maintain a cloying social media presence, and the new wave of pinball fanatics in town, for the most part, doesn’t know it exists. We don’t want film shoots. We don’t stand around pointing cameras at ourselves begging people to watch our streams. We do not even ask you for money — come in and play for free!

So — for anyone who cares or feels confused, or feels the need to pontificate your speculations, yada yada, that’s the scheme here. I love pinball, and I gathered up a bunch of pinball machines, and I cleaned them up and put them in a funky spot, so folks like you and me can enjoy them. It’s not real complicated. Look around at the barcade trend, and at collector trends, and at what the remaining pinball manufacturers have going on — pinball went from being such a cool thing to being some dipshitty rich man’s playground in a matter of, like, two years. If you have a lotta loot? I’m sure it doesn’t matter. But for me it matters.

Sorry so wordy! But people have been more and more aggro with their inquiries lately, more and more rude and pushy regarding “wtf our schedule is”, plenty of people have pinball shit-mouth these days and that’s just how it is. So. Folks. Pins and Needles doesn’t want your film shoots, your private parties, the “exposure” you’re offering, or even your money. Thank you but no. We want to stick around offering casual, fun pinball in a somewhat unique setting for those that might wander by and wonder what’s up. If you’re a self described pinball die-hard, if you’re really into Yelp, or if you just go out looking to bitch and moan — we WILL accept you at PNN but you are not really who I’m aiming to please.

I know! All so uncustomary and “hipster”, what a C, I have heard it all. I apologize if you are upset because PNN confuses you and it isn’t run how you like, but — there are jussssst enough cool people left in the world that a tiny hole in the wall shithole pinball place can hang on like PNN — and it works, and no I am not going to change.

Thank you! If you want to be on the list for our underground league/tourneys just ask 😉

BLAH BLAH BLAH! Friday 6p-Midnight, Saturday is Bedrocktoberfest (so if you want to come in Saturday look that up!)

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Hi! Hours :)

Thursday 6p to midnight
Friday 6p to midnight
Saturday 6p to midnight WITH AN AMAZING JASORKA PARTY — everyone come have a flip!
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Uh oh! Quick change in hours

Thurs: NO HOURS!! :( Sorry
Fri: 6p to midnight
Sat: 6p to midnight

REPEAT! THERE ARE NO THURSDAY HOURS!

Thank you, I love you, keep flipping!

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Dear wild childs

Thursday Friday Saturday 6p to midnight.
Same hours! If you’re looking for dive-ball, you found it.

Happy Memorial Day and nobody get too crazy!

XO
Molls

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Hello, my beautiful old school pinball friends. Ah what a wonderful time to be alive!

Hours:
Thurs 6p to midnight
Fri 6p to midnight
Sat 6p to midnight

Thank you! We are still working out the Sun/Mon thing :)

I’m taking a couple new games in too. I don’t think I’ll get to it tonight but hopefully tomorrow!

Just to answer the most common FAQs of the week: no, we do not have video games, no we don’t serve booze, no the location cannot be rented out, and I guess some kids *might* like PNN but I don’t think it’s really for most children. Thank you, everybody & flip nice ✌️

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Greetings pinheads!

Well howdy! Been awhile. I hope everyone is doing well.

Hours this week:

Thursday 6p to midnight
Friday 6p to midnight
Saturday 6p to midnight

Notice we added Thursday back! In theory we will also be adding Sunday back and dare I say even Monday nights very soon. People are asking about another league/tourney thing starting back up — we will have to see about that! I’m a pretty busy dude.

PLEASE remember, no private events, no film shoots, & no we are not a bar. Pins and Needles is a cement garage with old pinballs to play and that’s it. I know people want a fancier website and a big social media presence and a cheerful staff catering to your every move, but that is not what you get at Pins and Needles! If you want to rip some old games on the cheap (or free) in a mellow divey setting yaaaayyyy come sit by me. If you’re a high maintenance grump honestly, please, just move along :) Thanks kiddos, flip away!

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PNN hours

Fri 6p to midnight
Sat 6p to midnight

✌️

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Hours this weekend – you’ll be shocked!

Friday 6p to midnight
Saturday 6p to midnight

Quick reminder: this is not Button Mash, so if you’re looking for our friends Button Mash, then go to Button Mash. Please do not come to Pins and Needles and then get mad that you aren’t at Button Mash :)

PNN is a garage with old pinball machines, no bar, no amenities, no services. You can’t order food and you can’t order servers around — there aren’t any! If you want to rip on some old pins, you *might* like PNN (no promises). There’s a bill changer & of course you can use the restrooms.

NO FILM/PHOTO SHOOTS! I don’t care who you are or what you’re selling, you’ll have to find another location. PNN is for pinball playin’ only. You can hang out at PNN all night playing old pinballs if you want, and maybe meet some pinhead friends! PNN is one of the last places on earth where pinball isn’t for rich white squares. It doesn’t suit the taste of everyone of course, but at least it ain’t square ✌️ Thank you everyone for your six years of support (!!!!!)

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