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National Pinball Museum Opens This Weekend!

After a long wait, the National Pinball Museum will finally open this weekend in the Georgetown Mall (it’s up where FAO Schwartz used to be). As an old pinball player himself, GM is particularly excited. Check out some of these preview videos:

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • A reader informs GM that there’s a sign outside the National Pinball Museum announcing that it will open on December 4th.
  • Get free ice cream by supporting Duke Ellington School theater.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Tons of good stuff in the Current yesterday:
    • The National Pinball Museum should open in the mall by September
    • The out-of-place Eagle Bank mural was rejected
    • Streetcars should be at Georgetown’s doorstep by 2015
  • Wingos still king.

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Good morning Georgetown, here’s the latest:

  • Two purse-snatches in Georgetown yesterday: one on Wisconsin near R and the other on M St. Few details released yet, but MPD has warned about the spike in iPhone snatches, which these could be. So be careful when fiddling with your smartphones.
  • That sweet sound of dings and springs will soon be here.
  • Funny article, hilarious title.

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National Pinball Museum Coming to Georgetown

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Soon Georgetown may be host to just about the most fun national museum in Washington: theĀ National Pinball Museum. A product of one man’s nearly lifelong love of the game, the museum right now is a collection of more thanĀ 800 pinball games stored in a warehouse behind David Silverman’s Silver Spring home. Silverman hopes to set up a museum proper in the Georgetown Park mall this summer.

Taking over the space previously occupied by an F.A.O. Schwartz, the National Pinball Museum would be a multifaceted shrine to what is GM’s favorite way to spend a few quarters. The museum would include a theater showing movies about pinball, classrooms and teaching areas, a permanent exhibit on the history of pinball, and, best of all, a rotating collection of playable pinball games. Continue reading

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