Molly Atkinson ist ganz offensichtlich völlig ins Pinballen vernarrt. Deshalb sammelt sie die Dinger, stellt sie in einem Lagerraum in Los Angeles aus und lässt jeden damit spielen, der auch nur halb so viel Freude am Flippern hat, wie sie selber. Cool Hunting hat sie besucht.
In a large warehouse in Los Angeles, behind a massive rolling metal door, there is a room full of awesome pinball machines. A labor of love, Pins and Needles is a public arcade filled with privately owned pinball machines made available for everyone to enjoy by founder Molly Atkinson. Curated by its energetic and tremendously charming founder, each machine has a unique and enchanting personality. We spent the day with Atkinson, learning about the history of pinball machines, her obsession with the sport of pinball and how she came to be quite the pinball mechanic. Most days of the week Pins and Needles opens its door from 8pm-midnight, during which time you will find Atkinson and many other enthusiasts hammering away for the high score—just don’t forget your quarters.