TICKETS for the Ann Arbor pinball museum’s pinball showcase 2018 does require an advanced reservation/ticket before the show. (We most likely won’t have tickets at the door.) This ensures that we have workable attendance numbers, and that we know ahead exactly what those numbers are. This way the show won’t be too crowded. Because an over crowded event is no fun for anyone. We want a nice people-to-game ratio as this ensures a good time for all. Hence each and every person attending does need a ticket/reservation in order to attend, and preferably in advance of the show. This web page will allow you to get an advance ticket reservation using Paypal starting in January 2018. Remember in prior years we have sold out several weeks in advance, so don’t hesitate to get your 2018 show ticket.
2018 Pinball Showcase Days & Times
This is our fifth showcase, and below are the following days and times.
– Friday May 4th, 2018, 4pm to 10pm
– Saturday May 5th, 2018, 10am to 8pm
– Sunday May 6th, 2018, 10am to 4pm
NOTE that there are expanded hours if you play in the tournaments, since these do not overlap with the show times. The tournaments are low-key, low stress, completely fun and goofy head-to-head (“match play”) style tournaments with a fixed low cost.
Please print and save your paypal receipt!
Though not absolutely necessary, it helps the check in process at the door. It is ideal to show your receipt at the door in order to get a wristband for the show. Have photo ID with you too (this prevents the same receipt being re-used by multiple people.) If you loose your Paypal receipt that’s OK too, it just makes check in a bit longer.
If you are buying a ticket for someone else, please indicate their name in the Paypal in the “Add special instructions” section of the Paypal order.
Friday is a good day for the show and is less busy than Saturday. And if you participate in the EM tournament, you can get extra pinball time at the VFW.
Saturday is always the busiest day at our pinball show, and it is also the longest day of playable hours. Generally tickets for Saturday do sell out. So if Saturday is the day you want to go, best to get your ticket early.
Sunday is also a good day for the show. Remember, games don’t disappear for Sunday, which happens at a lot of other show. So Sunday is just as good as the Friday or Saturday in reference to game count.
Friday Pinball Tournament May 4th, 2018 Ann Arbor Pinball Show, 10am|
The “EM WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP” pinball tournament Friday May 4th, 2018 at 10am. This is before the show opens, so there is no conflict with the show (and the games). Includes a Dominos pizza lunch too. There is a limited number of tickets sold for this event (64 max). More details about the tournament are on our general information web page.