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Mr P’s Classic Amusements

Mr P’s Classic Amusements, 10 High Street, Gravesend, Kent, 2015 • Depends on your definition of “classic” and “family entertainment”, really. The typeface is pure early 1990s (Remedy, designed by Emigre fonts in 1991).

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    I’ve never been there, but it actually was a bit classic – they only had old machines that most other places had thrown away. ‘Family Entertainment Centre’ also sounds creepy but is essentially a licencing term that lets an arcade pay a lower rate of tax as long as they only have a majority of low value payouts (which old machines fit nicely into) or more commonly now where you win worthless tickets rather than any money at all – and I think you have to display the term prominently. In a bunch of not very nice places that arcades generally are, I’d have to tip my hat to Mr P and his remaining branches of ancient flashing chipboard wonders for ‘keeping it reel’. 😉

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