25¢ a Play: The Art of the Videocadeto
40 Mills Place
Pasadena, CA 91105
Free and open to the public
The first show at the newly opened Peekaboo Gallery pays tribute to the Mall Arcade of your youth and is entitled, “25¢ a Play: The Art of the Videocade.” This landmark celebration of classic coin-op video arcade games and pinball machines will feature an extraordinary experiential installation. For the first time in an organized presentation, extremely rare, original Atari commercial artwork will be for sale. These include everything from scarce prototype concepts to final Atari cartridge box art. Along side the unprecedented collection of art, will be a top-shelf offering of original commercial arcade games. Guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase well-loved and rare titles such as Donkey Kong, Asteroids, Pac Man, Zaxxon, Tempest, Tron and Space Invaders. Also on offer will be rare, early titles such as the notorious, 1976 Death Race driving game by Exidy, which started the “violence in video games” controversy. Another rare title will be Atari founder, Nolan Bushnell’s, COMPUTER SPACE from 1971. This legendary game is credited as being the world’s first commercial coin-op video game.
25¢ A Play: The Art of the Videocade showcases the greatest arcade games of the 70s and 80s and the best collection of 8-bit amusements, art and ephemera in this category ever seen.