Family Arcade in Los Angeles- an institution since 1971… Remodeling and reopening it’s doors this month!


I love arcade stories… I mean, that’s what I started the Archives for. But- when this popped up on my Facebook feed, I had to share. Harry & David Peck, brothers from Boyle Heights, CA had a dream to open an arcade. They have been in the arcade business since 1971. They have seen the highs and lows of this industry. In August of last year, a fire damaged a portion of the building- Fortunately from what I can tell, no one was hurt, and a majority of the games were spared. What makes this even more important, is it’s considered to be the oldest active game center in Los Angeles. The good news- they are about to reopen after a lengthy remodel! As sad as it is to loose a piece of arcade history, it’s amazing to see one not only survive 49 years, but to reopen- better than ever! So, in honor of this amazing arcade- I thought I would show pics of the past- and future!

And as a extra treat- let’s do a walkthrough, shall we?

Thanks to Arcade Crainiacs for the video.

Once I get the Video Arcade Raiders together- this might have to be a destination!!!

Hey Arcaders- give this great establishment some love and go visit them yourselves if you happen to be in the Los Angeles area!!!

Oh man- it’s down the street from a Jack in the Box!!!

870 N. Vermont Ave. (2,189.58 miles from me)
Los Angeles, California 90029

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Have you ever been to Family Arcade? Do you have any cool stories to tell? Leave a comment below!

Keep Playin’ Like It’s 1981!