The Theatre of Magic Pinball Machine is manufactured by Midway, makers of some of the greatest pinball machines in history.
Rated continually as one of the best pinball machines of all time, this fantastic machine will make a great addition to any pinball arcade or private collection. Designed by John Papadiuk in 1995, before he went on to design other pinballs such as Tales of the Arabian Nights and the incredibly popular Cirqus Voltaire, Theatre of Magic is designed around a magic show and performing death defying illusions and magic. The player's task is to get to the Grand Finale by completing four goals of varying difficulty.
Theatre of Magic has a host of innovative features and illusions in store, including a magic trunk on the playfield that can cause balls to levitate right off the playfield (using a magnet). The right ramp also holds the 'Spirit Ring', a round magnet which grabs the ball from the ramp and releases it to the ramp below. Upper rollover lanes are hidden from the player's view by the ramps, but can be seen with a mirror on the back panel. There are even special automatic magnets that can save your balls from draining down either outlane.
Over the years we are fortunate enough to have gathered together a select few individuals whose enthusiasm for jukeboxes, pinball machines and vintage arcade games ensures that they are never less than 100% committed to the task in hand. They quite simply love breathing new life into old circuitry and want to see as many of these classic pieces preserved for future generations as possible.
Not for them the perfunctory checklists and proverbial ‘tyre kicking’ which pass for an inspection at other dealers but instead an unflinching determination to get to grips with the detail. This usually begins with a thorough strip down of the machine and a forensic examination of the internal workings. They’ll be aware of the particular quirks and foibles of any given piece and instead of just replacing failed parts they’ll always go the extra mile, swapping out components which are likely to fail in the near future.
Rare though many of these machines are, rarer still are the examples which have been properly restored or can truthfully be said to be in full working order. It goes without saying that when unrestored machines come up for sale online or at auction, they’ll often be priced rather lower than the machines sold by The Games Room Company, and the point we wish to get across above all others is that there’s a reason for this.
In this business The Games Room Company’s reputation is second to none, and as it’s been hard won over the years it’s something we never take for granted. Every machine that goes off to a customer, be they corporate or private, is a potential advertisement for the business and if we didn’t do our job properly then we wouldn’t have the high number of loyal, returning customers that we do.
At The Games Room Company we're justly proud of our One Year Parts and Labour Warranty, which extends to on-site visits so if your machine does require some attention, you won’t necessarily have to endure the pain of separation.
We’ve always recognised that with specialised products such as these the after sales service is just as important as the initial sale. It takes a long time to build a reputation and over the years our commitment has won us not just the loyalty of our clients but also the trust of the last remaining American Jukebox manufacturer, Rockola, who in 2014 appointed us as their Exclusive British dealer.
The Games Room Company is one of the oldest pinball dealers in the country. Our founder, Reginald Waldersmith, played his first pinball game in 1960, and described it without irony as being “flipping excellent”. We’ve been selling pinball machines since 1962, so know a thing or two about our products! Our showroom will gladly assist you on any questions you may have before or after you purchase any Games Room Company equipment.
- Dimensions: (H) 180cm x (W) 55cm x (L) 130cm
- Manufacturer: Bally
- Made in the USA
- Year: 1995
- Rotating trunk with magnet
- The “Spirit Ring”, a round magnet which grabs the ball from the left ramp and releases it to the ramp across the playfield.
- Upper rollovers are hidden from player’s view by the ramps, but can be seen with a mirror on the back panel.
- The Theatre of Magic Pinball Machine is manufactured by Midway, makers of some of the greatest pinball machines in history.
- Restored by our team in Surrey
- 12 months warranty for domestic use