The Retro Arcade Museum is located at 412 Main Street in Beacon, New York. Fred Bobrow is the proprietor. The Retro Arcade Museum is an arcade that is fully operational. It has recreated the arcade era and contains arcade games and arcade paraphernalia.
The Retro Arcade Museum is open to the public from 12:00pm to 8:00pm on Sundays. On Fridays, it is open to the public from 6:00pm to 10:00pm. It is also open to the public on Saturdays from 12:00pm to 8:00pm. The facility is open seven days per week for private events from 10:00am to 10:00pm. Visitors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
The rates for game play for the general public are $10 per person per hour. A special rate of $20 per person for 3 hours of game play is also available. An "All Day Pass'' allows visitors to come and go throughout the entire day and is available for $30 per person.
For private events, there is a 10 guest minimum. A Party Special is offered for $250. The Party Special includes exclusive use of the arcade for 2.5 hours and a meal. The meal consists of chicken, pizza, or Mexican food plus popcorn and pretzels. Bottled drinks are also provided and a retro memento is also provided. The Party Special is for 10 guests. For each additional guest, there is a fee of $25 per person. Custom cakes are available for a fee (starting at $30). Additional meal options are offered and include mini burgers, veggie platters, Thai, Chinese, Japanese, and more.
The Retro Arcade Museum features more than 40 vintage machines from the 1954 to 1976 time period. All of the machines operate with the original sounds and feel of the time period. The Museum is home to a variety of holographic driving, space-themed, flying, and electromechanical machines. In addition, guests can make a special request to have a specific game brought in to the facility from the warehouse.
Games on the game floor vary because they are periodically traded out with other games that are stored in a warehouse. To find out which games are currently available or to obtain a full list of the games available, potential visitors can call the Museum directly or visit their webpage (www.retroarcademuseum.com).
There are several classic handheld games on display from a variety of companies, such as Entex, Bandai, Epoch, Coleco, Tandy, Mattel, and more. In addition, the Retro Arcade Museum is home to several different game consoles. These game consoles include Telstar, Vectrex, Atari, Magnavox Odyssey, Mattel Intellivision, and others. While some of these consoles are merely for display, others are available for play.
In addition to the arcade games and game consoles, the Museum has a music library and also features vintage television show, such as Welcome Back Cotter, S.W.A.T., and The Mary Tyler Moore Show. These shows can be seen and include the original commercials from that era.
Additional information about the Retro Arcade Museum can be obtained by calling 845-440-8494 or 917-887-3554.