https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/100070076/the-age-of-the-arcade-bar-dawns-in-christchurch The nostalgic pleasure of dropping a coin in a machine for a video game or a round of pinball is returning to Christchurch. A pair of new arcade bars are set to open in central Christchurch in January and February, bringing the global trend to the city. The bars are a combination of a vintage video game arcades and traditional bars. Arcadia will open on Barbadoes St in January, wh
Check it out, A wee bit of ARCADIA in the media https://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/christchurch-life/98486161/bags-of-cash-court-battles-and-teen-obsession-in-1980s-video-game-gold-rush Brent Silby was standing in a Christchurch dairy one day when he heard a strange noise.
It went: Blip blop, blip blop. Blip blop, blip blop.
He turned his head and in the corner of the Cranford St dairy was a tall black cabinet housing a television. Two backlit words beamed out from above t
It all began in the 80’s when I went to the Roadrunner Burger bar in Colombo St and was introduced to the lineup of video games. Gyruss was the one for me, loved it, would have quite happily played it all night, but Dad was waiting as our order was ready, so it was time to leave. At home there was the Atari 2600, which was way cool, but nothing compared to the Arcade machines at the burger bar! Then one day Dad took me to his work where they had an Electromechanical Pinball m
Arcadia, the result of my day dreaming up a wickid chill space. I like nice tasty food, I like beer and yes, I do like to play video games so what better things to throw into a building on the Eastern Frame that I have been using for projects on and off over the last 15 to 16 years. Add a party here and there and Im in heaven, an awesome wee play place in the inner city. Anyway!!! WHAT ARE THE GAMES. Well below is the list, check out the image scroll to give you some reminder
Its the number 2 question (Number 1 is WHEN DO YOU OPEN) Number 2 question is WHAT ARE YOUR OPENING HOURS!! We anticipate opening for business 9th June, just a couple of things to sort out then we are away ! Opening Hours :Wednesday, Thursday, Friday open for lunch 11 am through 2 pm. Then again 5 pm till 7 for Happy Hour, 7 till 10 for games, burgers, beers and other activities. We can stay open till 2 am depending on what events we are hosting. Saturday noon till the end o
Well, over the coming months we have a series of events showcasing some local bands and deejays and other performers. This all part of our mission to keep Arcadia interactive, versatile, creative and reserve it as a space for creative capitol in CHCH city!! We are really pleased to be partnering with Tombstone Entertainment to bring regular gigs to ARCADIA and to lay in the plans to get some local street party action going. OH YEA SHIT HOT. Click this link to the events page
The toilets are complete, the kitchen is framed plumbed wired all ready for a pre-line inspection then cladding tomorrow. We have food license, we have liquor license, we have multiple bookings for events through June, July and August. The opening of Arcadia is upon us!!! Over the coming days we will release updates about the different bands, deejays and event managers that will be coming to party with us, we will start the release of our vlogs and game walk through's, the me