This is just a post to let you know that we updated our website to include an “arcade page” which you can find as a top level page on the main menu bar. Or find it right here.
Right now the page is basic info, rules and regulations about our arcade. Maybe we will keep building it to include an FAQ section of frequently asked questions we get about the arcade or games. We will also update it as our capacity, hours, or regulations change as the months go on.
Be sure to also check out our underground pinball forum.
Well what do you know would you look at that! We made the Sunday paper! Pretty cool! As you can see, in the State-Journal Register today there is the article “Dumb Records, Arlington’s Open Arcades.” From the article:
The “Dumb Arcade” is hidden away in the back of the record store’s live event space in a dark room.
Once there, customers are greeted with the sight and sounds of 10 machines, including a sit down racing game, 4 stand up classic arcade games, and 5 pinball machines.
Dumb Records owner Brian Galecki said the concept came from business partner Jeff Black.
You can check out the full article online right here, or pick up a copy of the State Journal-Register at various places around town.
Our arcade is open every day the same time as our store, from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm.
Our buddies over at Lincoln’s Legends podcast did a nice blog post on our new arcade called “Ready Player Dumb”. Check that out on the Lincoln’s Legends site right here. From the post:
I am a life long advocate for the technology, the world-building/ storytelling, and the mental escape video games provide. At a time when the world feels like it’s spinning out of control, I am eager for the opportunity to escape inside a cabinet and bask in the warm glow of nostalgia.
Much like the video game designers who brought joy to my childhood the team and Dumb Records designed a world of their own, and after many long months of planning and repairs, they are now ready to share it with all of you.
Thanks Lincoln’s Legends! Our arcade is open every day from 11:00 am – 7:00 pm and has been going very well!
Yesterday, we made a surprise announcement that our arcade is now open to the public. That’s right, 10 games – (1 sit down racing game, 4 stand up classic arcade games, and 5 pinball machines), all waiting for you. Along with that announcement, we announced that we are upping our store hours to 11:00 am to 7:00 pm for now. The arcade is open during all of those hours as well, and we are testing things out with the arcade this month and will make adjustments if needed. For now, here is how we are doing things with our arcade:
👾 We currently have 10 games (5 pinball / 5 arcade).
👾 Entry is $5 or with $10 of any purchase in the store.
👾 All games are set to free / unlimited play (no quarters).
👾 We are limiting arcade occupancy to 4 at a time.
👾 Use hand sanitizer before and after entering
And here is a breakdown of some changes with the store:
💿 Face masks are now REQUIRED to enter
💿 Our hours are increased to 11am-7pm every day
💿 We are limiting to no more than 10 inside the building
One other thing! Now would be a good time to tell you all that we also will be open for July 4th this year (tomorrow)! We figure since we are now debuting the arcade and most normal Fourth of July activities are cancelled, we should be open.
Join us for some pinball and arcade chat on our forum! Now let’s play some games!