Pinball Still Illegal in South Carolina?!

March 2, 2023

Can you believe that in 2023, it is still illegal for minors to play pinball in South Carolina? To bring attention to this absurd law, MPI Original Films and Bang Back Pinball Lounge will be hosting a screening of Pinball: The Man Who Saved the Game in Columbia, South Carolina, on March 7. Roger Sharpe, the subject of the film who played a key role in overturning New York City’s ban on pinball in 1976, will be in attendance. Our hope is that this event will inspire the South Carolina Legislature to reverse this ridiculous and archaic regulation. If you’re in the area, you can reserve your seat here.

For a list of upcoming Pinball screenings in locations such as Toronto, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Annapolis, please visit If you can’t make it to one of these pre-release screenings, the film will be available March 17 on streaming platforms including Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, and Google Play. To see the official trailer that was exclusively released on the leading entertainment site, which reaches more than 229 million monthly users around the world, click here.

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