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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Big Wheel Bikes by Kineyas.
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.
Photo by freakgirl.
Soon Georgetown may be host to just about the most fun national museum in Washington: the National Pinball Museum. A product of one man’s nearly lifelong love of the game, the museum right now is a collection of more than 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