The Future of Pinball Movie Screening in Portland, June 30-July 6

Posted by: James McGovern

by Press Release - "THE FUTURE OF PINBALL" at the Clinton St. Theater [Portland, OR]In 1998 pinball was dying, thanks to a saturated market and shrinking player base. Williams, the world's largest pinball manufacturer, planned to abandon the game in favor of the more lucrative video slot machine business. "The Future of Pinball" is a 60-minute documentary that tells the story of "Pinball 2000," a clever attempt at resuscitating pinball that failed just at the moment a lot of people thought it might succeed. A "Soul of a New Machine" for the pinball world, "The Future of Pinball" is a story about personality and passion, of bold success dizzyingly followed by stunning failure. "The Future of Pinball" is a fascinating case study for anyone interested not just in pinball, but in the march of technology and the intersection of art and commerce.
Trailer available online at: http://www.TheFutureOfPinball.com
Shows at 7pm and 8:30pm Friday June 30 through July 6 (closed Tuesday, July 4.) Director Q&A for Friday and Saturday showings. $6 General Admission. Visit http://www.ClintonStTheater.com for additional information.12 classic pinball games available for play an hour before and after the showings!

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