Theatre of Magic Pinball Machine

Theatre of Magic Pinball Machine

Category: Product ID: 1315


Theatre of Magic Pinball Machine

The Theatre of Magic Pinball Machine comes with Free Delivery and Installation (worth £150), it is in stunning condition, it has been serviced by our engineer and is in fully working condition.

(Video shows a previous Theatre of Magic machine)

The Theatre of Magic Pinball Machine is manufactured by Midway, makers of some of the greatest pinball machines in history.

Rated continually as one of the best pinball machines of all time, this fantastic machine will make a great addition to any pinball arcade or private collection. Designed by John Papadiuk in 1995, before he went on to design other pinballs such as Tales of the Arabian Nights and the incredibly popular Cirqus Voltaire, Theatre of Magic is designed around a magic show and performing death defying illusions and magic. The player’s task is to get to the Grand Finale by completing four goals of varying difficulty.

Theatre of Magic has a host of innovative features and illusions in store, including a magic trunk on the playfield that can cause balls to levitate right off the playfield (using a magnet). The right ramp also holds the ‘Spirit Ring’, a round magnet which grabs the ball from the ramp and releases it to the ramp below. Upper rollover lanes are hidden from the player’s view by the ramps, but can be seen with a mirror on the back panel. There are even special automatic magnets that can save your balls from draining down either outlane.


Theatre of Magic Pinball Machine - Tiger Saw

Game Features: 

  • 8 Illusions to Master: Conquer eight different feats of magic on your road to become a master magician, and take part in the spectacular Grand Finale.
  • Magic Trunk: This Magical Trunk is the centre of many game modes, and can even levitate your ball right off the playfield! The Trunk has even been covered in decorative chains to further add to the magical theme.
  • Magic Ring: Launch your ball up the right staircase ramp repeatedly to see the ball get plucked right from the ramp surface!
  • Haunted Basement: Shoot into this hidden trapdoor on the playfield to access a multitude of awards, including the innovative ‘Virtual Pinball’ video mode.
  • Tiger Saw: The game’s normally static Tiger Saw has been upgraded, and now spins whenever the Tiger Saw captive ball is shot!
  • Golden Legs: The game’s legs have been replaced with golden tinted legs, matching the game’s ‘Magic Trunk’ cabinet design.


On Display in Our Showroom:

If you’d like to try out a classic pinball machine, we have a vast collection of over 15 different classic titles from various big pinball manufacturers like Bally, Williams and Data East on display in the showroom. All of these games are set up and set to free play for you to try for yourself. Even if we don’t have the exact machine you’re looking for, we can recommend other games that may play similarly.

We recommend phoning our showrooms ahead of your visit so we can give you a rundown of every machine we currently have on display to try.

Vintage Pinball Machines on Display at Home Leisure Direct Showroom

We are keen pinball enthusiasts and have experience of owning and playing a wide variety of pinball games. If you are looking for high quality impartial advice it is definitely worth paying us a visit. There’s nothing like playing a few games to get a real appreciation of how good a game really is.

For more details see our Showroom page. For directions see our How to Find Us page. thc cartridges

This pinball machine is in great condition. No reconditioning was deemed necessary, although it has been serviced to ensure it plays with no errors. Many upgrades (such as the spinning Tiger Saw and the decorated Magic Trunk) have been fitted to bring this classic game to life. The playfield is in superb condition, though one side of the trunk does have a little cosmetic damage. The cabinet as a whole has no evidence of wear at all.

Some machines we sell are fully restored, where we will fit new decals, new playfields, new parts such as ramps, and even upgrade certain items, such as the sound components. Where this type of reconditioning process has been undertaken we will make it absolutely clear that this is the case and the price will reflect the amount of time taken and costs incurred in this process.


Reconditioning and Servicing – 26 Point Checklist:

Buying a pinball can be a lot like buying a car: there can be problems underneath the bonnet that you wouldn’t even know about, until they interrupt your fun!

It’s worth noting that pinball machines are complicated in their workings. There are pitfalls to buying a second hand pinball machine elsewhere, and if you don’t know what to look for, you can have an incomplete machine running at less than its potential. Furthermore, you could purchase a machine that is 20-30 years old and has a serious electrical fault.

However, every machine that comes through our doors undergoes an extensive 26-point check with our trained engineer. This service is exclusive to every pinball we sell at Home Leisure Direct. All machines undergo a full PAT test by a fully qualified engineer to eliminate any risk. We also check everything including the lighting, coils, flippers, full mechanics, electronics and everything else in between. These checks ensure that all components are rigorously tested and working.

This even includes cosmetic touch ups and a full wax clean. We complete this 26-point check to ensure your new pinball machine is in tip-top working order and ready to spend a new life with its new owner.


LED Upgrades

Being a classic pinball machine, this game as standard uses filament bulbs for all of its lighting for general illumination, inserts and the backbox, but did you know that an LED upgrade can completely transform the way your game looks and operates?

For an additional fee, we can replace every single incandescent filament bulb in the game with beautifully bright LED bulbs to make your pinball machine shine, and truly stand out in your games room. An LED upgrade won’t just make your machine look dazzling, and make viewing your playfield easier but also improve the way it operates too, generating less heat, consuming less electricity and ultimately lasting for longer.

Ask our team about LED upgrades when enquiring to find out more, or read up in our buying advice guide on LED upgrades.

Pinball Machine Measurements:

Please ensure you fully check that a pinball of this size will fit into your intended location.

Height: 76″
Width: 27″
Depth: 31″
Weight: 118kg


Coin Mechanism:

We sell our restored, reconditioned and used products to home users; as a result, a functioning coin mechanism is not included, because the machine will be set to freeplay. However, we do offer the option to install a coin mechanism, in case you wish to set your newly purchased pinball up for that traditional feel where you can insert coins, or even charge your friends to play.

For an extra fee we will recondition the coin mechanism in your chosen pinball and test it thoroughly, leaving it in full working order. Please select from the drop-down options at the side of the screen.



Home Use:


This pinball machine comes with a 1 year parts warranty. All parts that are faulty will be replaced. Often we can solve any problems over the phone and supply any necessary components for the customer to fit. If necessary our specialist repairer can visit your home to inspect and repair your machine on-site, but this would be chargeable. Please call us for a call-out quotation. If parts are required which are not carried at the time these will need to be ordered for you, and will sometimes need to be imported from the States – therefore, there can be a wait for the part to arrive.

After our 1 year warranty has expired we will continue to offer you complete support for any problems you have, either over the phone or by email, and can provide a chargeable engineer call out should it be required. Whatever happens, we will be able to look after you and your pinball machine.

Pinball machines are complicated items, which don’t like being moved about, nor do they like the cold or humidity. Therefore, if you chose to move the pinball machine from where we originally installed it, or it is stored in a cold or damp location, our warranty will become null and void. We won’t be able to supply any parts for your machine free of charge if it has been accidentally damaged or you have tampered with it in any way.

Commercial Use:

Where a used/secondhand/reconditioned item is not being used in a home, but is instead being placed in a commercial location such as a bar, pub, cafe, restaurant, bowling alley, trampoline park, youth club, office, factory, or similar, we will offer a 30 day on-site service warranty should any problems occur which are not a result of any misuse or malicious damage. This warranty will cover parts and labour.

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