"The film is a cult classic and a timestamp from that time period," said Patrick Scott Patterson, the personality that started the Registry project in 2011. "A controversial entry, maybe, but one that left a mark on video game pop culture."
Patterson goes on to note that while the film was panned by critics it made millions in profit at the box office and provided many players with their first looks at then-new titles such as Super Pac-Man and Satan's Hollow.
Cine Video, as the Los Angeles location was called at the time, served as both the interior and exterior shots of the video arcade that is the central plot point of 1983 comedy. It joins several other filming locations within the Registry project, including sites from Tron, The Karate Kid, WarGames and The Last Starfighter. Other notable entries in the Registry include the test locations of classic games such as Donkey Kong and Pong and former company locations of Nintendo, Atari and Activision.
The full Registry of Historic Gaming Locations list can be found at http://www.PatrickScottPatterson.com/
Patterson plans to re-visit some of the inducted sites in 2013 to present them with historic markers and to film them for inclusion in his new video gaming web series Culture x History x Attitude.