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The History of Video Games ‘The Lost Arcade’ – Bristol

25 October, 2019 - 31 December, 2019

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A Lost Arcade has been discovered in Bristol and will be open to the public in October for Halloween and the half-term school holidays!

Building workers, recently renovating an old dock building in Bristol, have stumbled across what is thought to be a lost video game arcade. 100s of vintage and retro video games from the 1970s, 80s and 90s – upon finding this haul, the developers for the scheme called in the ‘History of Video Games team’.*

A Spokesperson for the ‘History of Video Games’ says “this huge collection of classic arcade machines was discovered in Bristol, and we were called in to see if they worked, and to get them cleaned up and back into use and create an event for them.”

The event in question will be ‘The History of Video Games Presents – The Lost Arcade’ which opens on Friday, October 25th 2019 as a short term pop up event on Millennium Promenade (off Millennium Square, opposite Pizza Express on the harbourside), just in time for Halloween and the half-term school holidays – we have a space for over 100+ arcade machines, with a huge collection of retro consoles from Sega, Nintendo, Atari and Playstation – the event will also feature a pop up cinema showing entertaining films all about the history of video game culture.

The event is an all you can play video game event, so just pay to get in (choose a session and book a ticket), then all the video games are free, no coins required!

This will probably be the UK’s biggest retro arcade! Learn more.

*Please note, that the History of Video Games is coming to Bristol, but the games were not discovered by building workers, we made that bit up, because well, it sounded like a great idea for a Halloween show!


25 October, 2019
31 December, 2019


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Millennium Square
Unit 1, Building 8, Millennium Promenade
Bristol, BS15TY United Kingdom
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