Where Pinball Dreams Are Kept Alive

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Like any craft, pinball rightly has its unwavering devotees. The Pacific Pinball Museum is where they congregate to connect, restore, and most all: play. Watching these pinball wizards work their magic, you can't help but check for spare quarters.

Pinheads was filmed in 2009, and does a tremendous job showing the passion of the people who devote themselves to the joy of pinball. The museum itself, founded in the late 90s by Michael Schiess, hosts an annual Pacific Pinball Expo, bringing out 400 restored machines to be admired and fed. It's history you can play with. It sounds—and looks—like heaven. [b3ta]