Video Game Arcades: The 'Hottest Thing Walking' in Early 1980s Denver


We had a small one in my neighborhood in Virginia Vale, it was in Johnny W's trophy shop on Holly and Leetsdale.

There was a small arcade in shopping center of 38th and Sheridan.
It's a Liquor store now, it was in the North West side of the shopping center, almost in the corner. The King Soopers on 38th and Sheridan is adjacent to the shopping center.
We lived on 38th and Vrain, I remember walking there Christmas morning, might've been 1983. They were doubling the quarter pay out if you went the first hour they opened. I took $20 and received $40 in quarters.

I was just thinking about this place. Wasn't it called LaMan's or LeMann's? It's driving me nuts!

In reply to by C Yoshi (not verified)

I remember it well...Bally's LeMans. Sat in the corner with the movie theater....everyone hung gout there on Friday, Saturday nights..Good Times!

I spent a lot of time and money at that one!

Love this article, and seeing a bit of video game history from before I was born.

This is a neat thing to use for some school projects, it has a lot of good images that describe what the gaming industry was like back then

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