Friday, March 30, 2007

MOA Galleria - Mall Arcade

To compliment the cool '80s shopping mall arcade video below, here's a nifty looking screengrab image (via the fabulous CinemArcade) from that same animated short, that you can use as a desktop wallpaper if you're so inclined (and nostalgic), to relive a radical day at the mall back in the '80s!


Anonymous Anonymous said...

just like the old Dream Machine at Eastfield Mall in Springfield Mass. It is long gone now but I still remember the mirrored ceilings

Sat Mar 31, 09:16:00 AM  
Blogger Chris Sobieniak said...

I remember that short, I saw that about 4 years ago or such. More or less, it makes me sad knowing I can't find a place like that anymore in town, and thus I have to resort to artificially simulating that on my PC via emulators. :-(

Still not a total loss.

Sun Apr 01, 01:42:00 AM  
Blogger Livemalls said...

I wish there were still arcades that looked like this, too. So very cool.

Mon Apr 02, 09:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are there still arcades??? I haven't seen one in a mall in about a decade.

This one reminds me of the arcade at Euclid Square Mall in Ohio where my cousin and I used to go play Pacman. Dark, moody and full of cheesy 80s computer graphics!

Mon Apr 02, 10:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are so few mall arcades left here in New England. I used to hang out at the Dream Machine in Lincoln, RI (One state over from "anonymouses" ...same mirrored ceilings) every friday night.

Good times.

Wed Apr 04, 04:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I remember the old Dream Machine at Eastfield Mall in Springfield Mass as well. I was 16 and used to work at the Sears in the stockroom and go down to the arcade during my lunch break. This was in the mid to late eighties. I remember it being almost pitch black in there apart from the glowing displays. It had very much the feel of a cave. There was an upper level walkway along the wall, like a catwalk, with stand up games on it. Lots of pinball, it was great, girls in their eighties outfits and hair... good memories... Ahhhh, nostalgia... :-) I remember going back years later and there was a new Dream Machine arcade, it was all bright and open, I hated it. I guess that is gone now too, no place for an arcade when kids have PS3's, Wii's and Xbox 360's at home, but they don't know what they are missing...

Thu Oct 21, 02:41:00 PM  

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