Austin, TX: Star Trek Into The Darkness Charity Arcade
Alamo Drafthouse‘s Summer of 1983 and showings of Star Trek Into The Darkness hosted the Star Trek Charity Arcade during the month or so that STID was in theaters.
Each Austin Alamo hosted a Star Trek pinball machine
Alamo Drafthouse @Slaughter had the Star Trek: The Next Generation
@Village had the Star Trek: 25th Anniversary
@Lake Creek had the Bally Star Trek
In parallel, The Ritz hosted the Summer of 1983 Arcade with:
Pacman 25th (pacman, mrs pac, galaga)
Joust + Robotron
Defender / Defender 2 machine
It took me a while to count all those quarters. TBH; I gave up after rolling $400 in quarters. I talked with my bank and got them to feed it into their counter.
The Charity Arcade made $1092 for the <ahref=”
Dell Childrens’ Medical Center. I’m working with them to figure out where and how to deliver the money to them.
Thanks go out to the Alamo Drafthouse Team for making the Star Trek Charity Arcade an even better success – this wouldn’t have been possible without their support.