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Old 02-23-2012, 04:11 AM
 
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I remember the pizza place and Starcade. That was a really good arcade at the time -- perhaps even better than Westworld. BTW, do any video arcades still exist in the area these days?
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Old 02-23-2012, 04:33 AM
 
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I still miss westworld!

I use to go almost every saturday in the 90's. Does anyone remember when they had a whole line up of street fighter 2 machines...like 6 of them. What year did they close?

I also liked the little donut place next door, I think where the quizno's is now.

Does anyone remember the Swensen's Ice Cream parlor/restaurant, where the fed ex/kinko's is now?

I also use to go to the Carls Jr, and Marie Calendars, facing Lincoln.

-The place across the street I don't think ever caught on the way the developers/property owners wanted it. Kind of like when Westside Pavillion got an addition...the area on the side of the Barnes and Noble. Never got the foot traffic of the original mall.

I think the center on fiji and admiralty hurt it. And changing demographics. And the trend towards bigger lifestyle malls...i.e. the grove. It was built before that.
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Old 02-23-2012, 08:29 AM
 
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I used to hang out in that shopping center with the UA theatre in the 80's -- Perry's Pizza, Starcade, etc. -- and sneaking in/out to see R-rated movies. The AMC complex was built in the early 90's IIRC, and I don't remember what was there before.
Perry's Pizza! They had a small location in University Village across from USC. I used to go there often back in the 80s and 90s. Used to get a couple of slices with pepperoni (I think that's all they offered) and I would pick the pepperonis off lol). I had forgotten all about them until I saw your post.
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Old 02-23-2012, 05:22 PM
 
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I remember the pizza place and Starcade. That was a really good arcade at the time -- perhaps even better than Westworld. BTW, do any video arcades still exist in the area these days?
The only other local place with good videogames is Mar Vista Bowl.
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Old 02-23-2012, 06:11 PM
 
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I used to hang out in that shopping center with the UA theatre in the 80's -- Perry's Pizza, Starcade, etc. -- and sneaking in/out to see R-rated movies. The AMC complex was built in the early 90's IIRC, and I don't remember what was there before.
Perry's Pizza, now that is a blast from the 1980s in the Southland.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:55 PM
 
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AMC Theatres is building a multi-screen 'dine-in movie' complex in the complex currently anchored by Gelsons; if you've been to the Gold Class Theatres in Pasadena (iPic Theaters - The Ultimate Movie Theater Redefining Entertainment), you'll know what to expect.

It is scheduled to open within the next 2-3 months, in late spring.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:57 PM
 
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IIRC, didn't Perry's Pizza also have pizza shacks on the boardwalk between Venice and Santa Monica -- I remember eating pizza whenever I'm hanging out at the beach.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:43 AM
 
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I still miss westworld!

I use to go almost every saturday in the 90's. Does anyone remember when they had a whole line up of street fighter 2 machines...like 6 of them. What year did they close?
I don't know when they closed. I remember in early 1999 walking inside to kill some time before a movie started. It was very quiet compared to the way it was in the 80's when there were typically more people in there than video games and so noisy you needed to shout in order to converse with somebody.
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Old 02-25-2012, 06:24 PM
 
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I don't know when they closed. I remember in early 1999 walking inside to kill some time before a movie started. It was very quiet compared to the way it was in the 80's when there were typically more people in there than video games and so noisy you needed to shout in order to converse with somebody.
I think it was 2001 or 02. They weren't around for this current cycle of consoles....ps3, wii. I think it was the middle point of the previous cycle...before they got really powerful and sophisticated.

I think the last games I played there were driving games....the ones that took 50 cents or 1 dollar. They had a row of them up against the window. Remember the guy in the booth that would take change?

Some games I remember there....

Cadillacs and Dinosaurs.
Terminator 2 (shooting game).
Spiderman vs Xmen? Those big arcade machines.
Bad dudes.

They had a basketball hoop by the entrance. Fun times.
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Old 02-26-2012, 04:07 AM
 
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I remember the basketball hoop game, as well as the change booth.

And, when I went in there in 1999, I remember seeing a Daytona racing game.


I's be playin' some Daytona USA (Arcade) - YouTube
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