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Retrocade Experience

Retrocade Experience

Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 11:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Retrocade is back by popular demand. Union Station guests can step back in time for the ultimate arcade rewind featuring over 50 cabinet games from the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s.

Held from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, and 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 29, Union Station’s Retrocade Experience will allow visitors to play on an eclectic collection of classic arcade games and specialty pinball cabinets including fan favorites “Pac Man,” “Donkey Kong,” “Mortal Kombat” and “Street Fighter.”

Admission is $5 per two-hour gaming session. All games are set to “free play". Tickets are available for purchase at the door on both Saturday and Sunday. All ages are welcome.

Serious gamers can enter the 2nd annual “Pac Man” Tournament each day from 5-7p.m. Entry fee is $10 to compete on vintage arcade “Pac Man” cabinets and vie for top-score honors and a custom “Pac Man” trophy.

In a spin on classic arcade food, ’80s candy and soft drinks will be available as well as nachos, popcorn and churros from local favorite Mr. Churro along with beer, wine and specialty-themed cocktails.

The arcade experience will be set to the sounds of the ’70s, ’80s and ’90s” with retro tracks from a house DJ.

Additionally, guests will have the opportunity to experience the future of gaming with demos on four new Polycade cabinets featuring hit titles from both the past and present including “Asteroids,” “SpeedRunners,” “Centipede” and “Broforce.” Polycade updates the arcade interface for the 21st century with retro and new games on a plug-and-play, super-sleek arcade cabinet.

Go Metro to all events by taking the Red, Purple, Gold or Silver Line directly to Union Station L.A.

For parking information, pricing and maps CLICK HERE

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Metro Art Presents: Song of the Sea

Metro Art Presents: Song of the Sea

Friday, October 4 from 8PM to 10PM (Doors at 7:30) -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present “Song of the Sea,” (2015, 93 min, Dir. Tomm Moore) as the first in an all-new film screening series featuring animated films at Union Station.

This screening is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Special guest to introduce the film.

From the creators of the Academy Award®-nominated “The Secret of Kells” comes a breathtakingly gorgeous, hand-drawn masterpiece. Based on the Irish legend of the Selkies, “Song of the Sea” tells the story of the last seal-child, Saoirse, and her brother Ben, who go on an epic journey to save the world of magic and discover the secrets of their past. Pursued by the owl witch, Macha, and a host of ancient and mystical creatures, Saoirse and Ben race against time to awaken Saoirse’s powers and keep the spirit world from disappearing forever. As enthralling for adults as for children young and old, Song of the Sea is a wonder of magical storytelling and visual splendor that is destined to become a classic.

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Metro Art Presents: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Metro Art Presents: The Adventures of Prince Achmed

Friday, November 1 from 8PM to 10PM (Doors at 7:30) -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present “The Adventures of Prince Achmed,” (1926, 66 min, Dir. Lotte Reigniger) as the next installment of our animated film series at Union Station.

This screening is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Special guest to introduce the film.

Lotte Reiniger (1899-1981) was a master of the animated shadow-puppet film, a stop-motion technique inspired by the theatrical shadow-plays originating in ancient China, India and the Middle East. “The adventures of Prince Achmed” tells the story of an African sorcerer, who is simultaneously a powerful magician and the ugliest person in the world. He falls madly in love with the beautiful daughter of the Caliph of Baghdad, the princess Dinarsade. The sorcerer uses his power of the magic arts to create a wooden horse that can fly and uses it to fly to Baghdad embarking on a magical adventure.

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Metro Art Presents: Waking Life

Metro Art Presents: Waking Life

Friday, November 15 from 8PM to 10PM (Doors at 7:30) -- Union Station Ticketing Hall

Metro Art Los Angeles is pleased to present “Waking Life” (2001, 99 min, Dir. Richard Linklater) as the final installment of our animated film series at Union Station.

This screening is free and open to the public. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Special guest to introduce the film.

“Waking Life” tells the story of a man (voiced by Wiley Wiggins) who is trying very hard to understand what separates dreams from reality. As he wanders the world, everybody he meets engages him in an existential discussion; sometimes he responds, sometimes he just listens. And though they're all approaching life from different angles - sociological, religious, scientific, artistic - could it be that they're all trying to tell him the same thing?

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