Montreal Ottawa Pinball Museum

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What's the story on this? Any updates for the summer? Looked quiet when I drove by last week.

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SoapyMule wrote:
Sun Jun 13, 2021 11:36 am
What's the story on this? Any updates for the summer? Looked quiet when I drove by last week.
I can chime in as I have been there many times. Looks can be deceiving.

MANY renovations are being done inside. As of right now, the back area (which had the kitchen and was in very bad shape) is freshly rebuilt with new roof, insulation, sheetrock, paint and electrical.

Yes, some things have slowed down due to other projects and general work, but it is happening.
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Right on! Thanks for the update. I can only imagine it's no small task to work on a building that old. Looking forward to making it a regular stopover on my way to Ottawa.

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We have been extremely busy working on all the required remediation, restoration, and renovation required throughout the Pandemic, and though the restrictions have limited our ability to accept outside assistance for much of the last year and a half, we had a couple of good friends help us when possible, and the job got done. The final touches will be completed by mid July on the interior.

Due to Covid restrictions in Ontario, we have yet to determine an exact opening date, but we are aiming for early September based on current trends, at the same time we re-open the Ottawa Pinball Arcade and adjoining Neighbourhood Pub, both freshly renovated as well.

After a three week hiatus to open up the Montreal Pinball Medics storefront, which is now open and almost fully equipped (because we weren't busy enough :FP:), we will be focusing on ramping up towards some sort of soft opening of the Museum in August, featuring as much of an outdoor experience as possible, while still allowing tours of the indoor facility based on current Public Health guidelines and protocols.

We have amassed ridiculous amounts of old arcade gear from a couple of old operators in the last year, including Pinball Machines, Video Games, Pitch and Bats, Countertop games, and more old spare parts than we could ever use, and are planning an August swap meet, where we will open the boneyard for parts scavenging, project machines, and miscellaneous barn finds with varying degrees of Arcade Patina, from some wear, to barely recognizable as arcade gear...

With Acres of land, Everyone will be welcome to bring items to sell or trade, and help us usher in the new era of Canadian Pinball Culture that is on the cusp of becoming Our new realty.

We are planning a BBQ, and outdoor arcade, and a tournament if restrictions allow at that time, which we anticipate they will.

Here are some pics of the current state of repairs;
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*WARNING* The following images graphically depict Biblical Extinction Level damage to original arcade gear, and may be disturbing to sensitive Pinball and Arcade lovers. Viewer discretion is advised.

This is a small sample of some of the contents of the boneyard;


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Might want to toss some air freshener trees in some of those last few games!

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Re: Montreal Ottawa Pinball Museum

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semicolin wrote:
Mon Jun 14, 2021 2:27 pm
Might want to toss some air freshener trees in some of those last few games!
And some mothballs. ;)

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