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Bear Essentials 28: Retro Arcade

  • 27 Feb 2024
  • 17:00
  • 28 Feb 2024
  • 23:30
  • Astro's Arcade Bar, 22 King Street, Newtown
  • 36


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Retro Arcade Night

As we celebrate "Our Future", turn back time to our past, for our retro arcade night!

Harbour City Bears is taking over Astro's Arcade Bar in Newtown! We've unlocked the machines, cranked the retro tunes, and put on some classic-trashy 80s and 90s movies on the big screens!

Arcade Extravaganza: The arcade has dozens of classic retro arcade machines which are all unlocked for free play from 5pm to midnight, including all your favourites: Mortal Kombat 2, Frogger, Double Dragon, Bubble Bobble and more. There's also classic video game consoles with a selection of games, so you can firmly grip your joystick and have sticky fun with some bears and cubs!

Pinball Wizards: For those yearning for the nostalgic click of flippers, there's plenty of pinball machines! They're so retro that they're still coin-operated at $1 per game, and not included in the free-game unlock. Classic machines include: Star Wars, Ghostbusters and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Retro Tunes: Everybody Dance Now! We've got a huge playlist of 80s and 90s hits playing all night, so dance like it's 1989 to the retro radio grooves.

Classic & Trashy Movies: Take a break from your games to catch some classic 80s and 90s tv and movies of variable quality on the big screen! You can rekindle your childhood PTSD with Artax and Atreu in the Swamp of Sadness, get into a weird space-van with Pee Wee Herman, visit the far future of 2015, have something deep in you awoken by Bowie lovingly caressing his crystal balls, and get trapped in a variety of video game worlds! These movies and several more too trash to mention will be on the big screens both up and downstairs, all night.

Pizza Delights: Refuel your gaming with pizza included in your ticket price, from the always excellent Rocketboy.

Astro's Arcade Bar boasts an extensive selection of craft beers, starting from $13. Or indulge in fabulously themed retro pop-culture cocktails and mocktails priced from $20.

Ticket numbers are strictly limited to make sure there's plenty of machines to go around, so get in quick to get yours!

Where? Astro's Arcade Bar
22 King Street, Newtown
When? Tuesday 27 February 2024
5pm to 11:30pm
How Much? $20 for members
$20 for kindred members
$25 for non-members
$30 on the door (if not sold out)

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