Man plans to open retro arcade in Allentown, Pa.

ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania man plans to open a museum in Allentown, where he’ll put his collection of retro arcade games from the 1950s to 1980s on display for play.

Joseph Shiller amassed his collection of about 50 games over the past four years, mostly finding the machines on websites like Craigslist, The Express-Times reported Tuesday ( ).

Shiller says the museum will take visitors by appointment only and they’ll be encouraged to play the games, which include pinball and electro-mechanical games like shuffleball and horse racing games.

He says they need to be played to keep them in working order.

Shiller intends to live in his please-play museum, which should be open by October.


Information from: The (Easton, Pa.) Express-Times,

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