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Name: Space Port Year Made: Unknown
Arcade: Space Port City: Various
State: Various Country: USA
Category: Chain
Search Tags: Space Port James Ginsberg Marc Rodstein Atari Magna/Fun Co Adventure Properties Edison Brothers Namco Chain



History
In 1970 James Ginsberg and Marc Rodstein started The Magna/Fun Co., the initial owners of Space Port, in Pennsylvania. Space Port arcades were known for their spaceship atmosphere and their employee's blue space suits. By 1983 there were 42 Space Port locations across the country. Atari Adventure Corp. purchased The Magna/Fun Co. at the end of 1983.5 Space Port then changed hands again with 44 locations to Adventure Properties, Ltd. in 1985. 4 Then on April 3, 1990 Adventure Properties, Ltd was bought by Edison Brothers Entertainment Inc,. Space Port and other Edison Brothers Entertainment arcades were then acquired by Namco in 1996.3
    Known Locations:
  • Oxford Valley Mall in Langhorne, PA1
  • Lehigh Valley Mall, PA2
  • King of Prussia Mall in King of Prussia, PA
  • Chestnut St. in Philadelphia, PA
  • Colonial Park Mall in Paxton Township, PA


Memories
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"I have such vivid memories of this place as a kid. I felt like Luke Skywalker walking in to that bar on Mos Eisley. It was dark,the sounds the people. Anyone who is from Harrisburg remembers the old black man who was the Asteroid champ! He had extra ships lined up across the screen. I lost my wallet full of Christmas money there when I was 11 or 12." - Thomas Hill


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Sources
  1. Kelly, Dan. "REMEMBERING SPACE PORT" Levit Town Comfort. March 7, 2014. Web. May 11, 2016.
  2. Maleskey, Gale "Space Port Arcade is Kids' After-School Haven." Schenectady Gazette 10 Sep. 1981, 44. Print.
  3. Current, Michael. "A History of Edison Brothers Mall Entertainment (Atari Adventure operator)" Atari History Timelines. 2015. Web. May 12, 2016.
  4. Current, Michael. "A History of Adventure Properties (Atari Adventure operator)" Atari History Timelines. 2015. Web. May 12, 2016.
  5. Current, Michael. "A History of WCI Games / Atari / Atari Games / Atari Holdings" Atari History Timelines. 2015. Web. May 12, 2016.


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