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A special screening timed with the Sacramento-area Pin-A-Go-Go convention! It's at the Dixon County Fairgrounds May 13-15, and all machines are set on Free Play! More info can be found at the Pin-A-Go-Go site at http://www.pinagogo.com
"Special When Lit" rediscovers the lure of a lost pop icon - pinball. This American invention made more money than Hollywood through the 50s and 60s. Its success swept the world making it the epitome of "cool." Today pinball is all but forgotten. This is the definitive story of the rise and fall of pinball as told by the fans, collectors, designers and champion players from across the globe. A game, a sport, a lifestyle - pinball takes this eclectic bunch of self-confessed "pinheads" back to their youth as they open up passionately to reveal the attractions of the 'world's funnest toy'.
Now pinball is virtually nowhere. Kids don't even know what a pinball machine is. People stay home for their entertainment and kids hang out online, not at the arcade or corner store. The fate of pinball seems decided, yet there exists a passionate subculture keeping the dream alive. Whether it's down at their local bar for a game, or choosing which game to play from a basement collection, pinball is a reality trip to a universe in a box. The ball is wild and can't be controlled, but the challenge to tame it never stops. It's a world that's special when lit.