Welcome to Arnie's Place!
Welcome to my tribute site to Arnie's Place, the
premier arcade of Fairfield County, Connecticut. Located at
1385 East Post Road in Westport, Arnie's Place opened in 1983 after
a long controversy with the town of Westport.
This site is still a work in
progress. It has about the only pictures of Arnie's Place
you'll find on the Internet (If
you know of others, please let me know.)
I am working on the long history
of Arnie's Place, focusing on the controversy surrounding it's
opening, expansion and pretty much every time Arnie Kaye had to do
anything with the Zoning Commission. The history
still very short, but if you don't know
any of the history, it at least gives you an idea of
what it took to get Arnie's Place built.
Eventually, this site will host a
3D model of Arnie's Place that you can download and relive your days
at Arnie's Place on your computer. It's still a way's off, but
you can check the progress of it at the Arnie's Lives! page
NY, NJ, CT Tri-State Video Game
Olympics Winner Remembers Arnie's Place
In the link below, Emily Jillette
relives her love of classic video games, especially Robotron and
Centipede on the Ugly
Couch Show. She also shares the story of how she
won the NY, NJ, CT Tri-State Video Game Olympics that was held
at Arnie's Place in the summer of
"Hi.... I'm from Westport and a
big Arnie's Place fan. If you remember they had the "Tri-State
Olympics" - I was the winner! We had to play 5 games... Robotron,
Donkey Kong, Turbo, Centipede and Pac Man (pretty sure those were
them). I won a little Honda motorcyle and I still brag about it
"So, anyway, I think it was the
summer of 1983. I definitely like Robotron the best, with Centipede
coming in at a close second. Each of the five games earned a certain
number of points - corresponding to Gold Silver and Bronze. The
person with the most number of cumulative points was declared the
winner (me). But here's the BIG secret, and flaw in their method.
They divided it into girls and boys....and I really didn't have much
real competition in the girls' category, so I accumulated many
points because I wasn't REALLY competing against the
(Don't worry, we hooked Emily up
with an Arnie's Place token after the episode
we aren't trying to collect info on you or
your friends. Just an easier way for you
to post your pictures and memories of Arnie's Place, and of course
let everybody know that you're still a fan!
Help Me Build this Site!
Things you can
pictures you have of Arnie's, or anything from Arnie's please scan
them in and send me a copy.
If you have good memories
about how Arnie's was laid out, sketch it out or send me an email
with what you remember. I especially need help with the area
in front of the rows of games (where the pool tables and air
hockey tables were) and the area to the right of the rows of games
where the larger sit down games were located.
Pinballs. I was more
into the video games at the time, so I don't remember the pinballs
as well. Anybody drop some tokens there?
More info about Georgie
Porgie's, the ice cream parlor that was part of Arnie's.
Same thing with the Clip Joint
Stories. Tell me what you makes you
I've got big plans for this site,
but I need your help. Please email me with
anything you remember about Arnie's. I'd love stories to
post in the Stories & Memories
section (they can be annoymous if you'd like) and I'd
really like your memories of what games Arnie's had and where they