Howdy! Lots of folks asking about the schedule this week, seems there’s quite a bit of buzz about pinball going on.
Here’s our schedule:
Tues 8p-midnight – (League Season 15 starts, though anyone is welcome to come in and play, just don’t get all huffy if it’s crowded, it makes you look like a nut)
Thurs – I’m going to be camping out in front of The Pinball Store to access those sweet doorbuster deals haha
Friday – 7p-midnight
Saturday – 7p-midnight
Notice I’m opening an hour early Friday and Saturday! People have been asking me about daytime hours but I’m working during most of the days right now but I will be in at least a little earlier this weekend.
Thank you and enjoy the holiday! Also remember it’s cold at PNN so wear something warm.
Crap guys! I’ve had my eye on the weather here, and there’s still too much “chance of storms” happening tonight to open up shop. On almost every day of the year, having the whole wall opened up to the outside is a treat; on rainy nights it’s a huge drag. If it were showers, it’d be one thing, but storms? No, none of us want to be in there if a storm starts and rain comes pouring down and I get to fretting. If you’ve ever been around me when I’m truly freaking out, you’ll surely attest to it not being conducive to a fun night, haha.
So it’s terrible, but I gotta keep ‘er locked tonight to protect the games and…it’s also to protect you! Suppose the obvious question is why not just keep the door closed. There are games that are in various states of repair filling the floor so you can’t access the playable games unless I move everything outside.
Tomorrow I’ll go in and move everything so we can definitely have a weekend of pinball; I don’t have the help tonight!
This week’s hours:
Tuesday – Tuesday is over! But it was 8pm-midnight
Thursday – Rained out unless there’s a major shift in the weather report
Friday – 8p to midnight
Saturday – 8p to midnight
Thanks! Sorry about tonight. It’s Thursday though, no one ever comes in on Thursdays!
Hiya kiddos! I have multiple items of interest to share.
First off my phone crapped out, so for the “hey are you open?” texters in my midst…that plan won’t work until Asurion comes through. We live in an Internet-free home, also. Like the early 90s. So I’m essentially off the map. Just bear with me.
As for our schedule this week, we have:
Tuesday (League Night) 8p to midnight. It’s very, very crowded during League, and it’s not too much fun to come in that night if you aren’t a League participant. I’m not saying you can’t come in on Tuesdays as a non-League player, but if you DO take the Tuesday route, come in with an open mind and a lot of patience.
Thursday 8p to midnight. It’s always dead on Thursdays! Come in on Thursday!
Friday 8p to midnight. It’s hit or miss. Some Fridays are sad and sagebrushy, others are bustling.
Saturday is TBD; there are several pinball events happening in SoCal and I have to see how it shakes out. If you want to play Saturday email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I might do some Sundaying too if you hit me up!
Thank you all for your continued support. Come flip!
Thursday 8p to midnight
Friday 8p to midnight
Saturday 8p to midnight
I’m getting a ton of emails about holiday party rentals, the spaces for which are extremely limited. I don’t really plan on closing up shop much to accommodate private events, and I don’t really care how much money is offered, or what kind of exposure is promised…that’s not what keeps Pins and Needles operating. My shop is there for one reason: to give the public a space to walk up and enjoy games. I lose that when I close up for private events, and instead end up in a roomful of beautiful old pinball games that, at the party, just become drink-holders. I’m not there as a cheap option for your holiday affair; I’m there so that the few folks still interested in finding an old pinball game can do so.
I turn down most parties and film projects. It seems to really anger some of you, but it ain’t changing! Thanks for understanding! There are plenty of better options for arcade rentals around anyway.
Tuesday: that was two days ago! I’m trying to discourage non-League Tuesday play since it gets so crowded, and my main technique is not updating the website until Tuesday has come and gone.
Thursday: I am going to be there with just a couple of friends. So it’ll be very empty and perchance even a bit spooky and deserted for your Halloween amusement. Feel free to drop by and show off your costume if you’d like: I’m there from 8-10 maybe later.
Friday: 8p to midnight
Saturday 8p to midnight
I’m very happy to be back! Now let us flip!
Thank you very much,
I am in Oregon! My buddy SoftBlankets is running shop; he’s in Tuesday the 22nd from 8p to midnight and Friday the 25th from 8p to midnight for your pinball enjoyment. Thanks and see ya next week!
Folks I’m up north for a piece. Good old Joey SoftBlankets will be your host at PNN this weekend!
Thanks, have a flip!
Tons going on! There’s some RZA concert at Bedrock this weekend so I’m closed Friday and Saturday. That doesn’t leave us much pin this week sadly.
Tuesday (10/1) LEAGUE NIGHT! Super crowded, enter at your own risk!
Thursday (10/3) 8p to midnight, generally nice and quiet
Friday (10/4) CLOSED (moving stuff)
Saturday (10/5) CLOSED (show/moving stuff back)
I could be talked into Wednesday or Sunday possibly, too, get at me!
No rant this week, you’re free! I have some good ones queuing up in my mind but I’m just going to keep ‘er mellow and easy here on this one. Let’s just play some pinball, shall we?
Hours this week:
Thursday 9/26 8p to midnight
Friday 9/27 8p to midnight
Saturday 9/28 8p to midnight
Can’t do any day hours this weekend, sorry! Too busy right now and I’m going up north Sunday morning.
I’ve been getting a lot of calls again about whether or not I serve booze. Folks, I think it should be pretty obvious that I do not have a bar or serve booze. So for those of you who call me names and hang up over it, just realize that I did not EVER put my cell phone number on the Internet, and that you’re just being sort of a boozy lunatic jerk. Pinball machines only, friends. PNN just has the games. Not in a pretty setting either.
Last week a lady came in and called me a bitch when I told her I didn’t have any bowling lanes. People who “really know their stuff” call me a bitch because my place isn’t as nice as Ground Kontrol in Portland. People call me a bitch because I don’t have Addams Family! People call me a bitch because I don’t have an $80K liquor license. You guys, if you’re going to resort to name calling, get to know me first and know that I AM actually a real bitch so the name-calling on the phone is silly, inconsequential, and perhaps even indicative that YOU TOO might be a bitch. Mini rant!
Thanks kiddos, flippity flip!
So here’s the score this week, dudes and dudettes:
Tuesday – 8p to midnight. We have a new League season starting and Tuesdays are going to be terribly crowded for a while! I should probably just close up on Tuesdays but for now just be aware that it’ll be hard to get to games from about 9-11p. Still, it’s fun to see that many people playing pinball, so it might be worth checking out.
Thursday – 8p to midnight. It got crowded last week, it’s usually pretty dead on Thursdays! Good times.
Friday – 8p to midnight. (I turn 35 at midnight that night)
Saturday – CLOSED! I am going to have a birthday party in here. If for some reason Saturday is the only night you can make it (as in, you’re traveling through town or something) you can come by and play a game or two, but the shop isn’t “open” open. Do not bring a bunch of your friends by to check it out, please. I don’t read yelp anymore, but a couple years ago some lady put up this nasty review about how “everyone was too chummy” at PNN and “there were too many hipsters with their cool little red cup drinks” and it was no biggie but also…I MEAN, she had crashed my birthday party. My friends and I were drinking some beer at my party, and this dimwit ignores all the closed signs and proceeds to write out some crap review, haha. Too much! If you come by Saturday just understand you’re at a private birthday party and don’t make fun of me and my friends for being chummy!
Got a Monaco from a nice guy over in Westchester, come see it! Still working on the Fathom, darn thing, but I hope to bring Future Spa back into the mix in the meantime. I am actually out of space for games for a change, and it seems everything is up an running. Just in time for LAPL Season 14!
Thanks, folks. Keep flippin’!