Steven Van Splinter

In this February photo, Steven Van Splinter Jr. poses with vintage video games that are now kept in a storage area in Manheim Township before they're moved to Gameseum, an arcade he will be opening in Ephrata. 

Gameseum, which will feature classic arcade games and pinball machines, has opened.

Located near the former train station in Ephrata, the arcade takes up a 3,000-square-foot space behind Royer’s Pharmacy at 27 N. State St.

Owned by Steven Van Splinter Jr. and his fiancee, Mallorey Reese, Gameseum will feature at least 40 games at a time, drawn from Van Splinter’s personal collection of around 100 games. The offerings will be rotated regularly.

Most of the arcade games will be from the 1980s, with pinball machines from the 1960s and 1970s. Among the titles are “Donkey Kong,” “Pac-Man,” “Galaxian,” “Mortal Kombat,” “Asteroids,” “Golden Axe” and “Track & Field.”

Gameseum, is open seven days a week, will charge $10 for an hour of play and $25 for a day.


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