It’s the 40th Anniversary of Pinball Pete’s!
Pinball Pete's has been around now for 40 years! The first Pinball Pete's was opened in East Lansing (and created) by Tim Arnold in September 1976 and has been a favorite hangout and entertainment center ever since.
Wait a minute...if it was created by "Tim" then why is the moniker "Pete" in the business logo? It's not named after anyone in particular...and maybe you already know the answer: it's the name they gave the pink elephant that is proudly displayed in the Pinball Pete sign.
I used to hang out at Pinball Pete's til the wee hours back in the 70's & 80's, just like many others...playing the games of the day: Pac-Man, Asteroids, Phoenix, Berzerk, Galaga, Space Invaders, Breakout, Gunfight, Pong (the very first game!), Frogger, Dig Dug, Centipede, Donkey Kong and others that I can't recall the names.
And Pete's is still going strong, one of the few arcade gaming establishments left in the country.
Pinballmuseum.org did a wonderful article on Pinball Pete's with much more historical info for you...CLICK HERE to read the article!
Then, get off yer duffs and go play some games at Pete's....TONIGHT!