It’s no secret witz.org spent many of his pre-teen years hanging around malls video arcades hoisting quarters in Dig-Dug, Defender, Asteroids, Q*Bert and the like. Surprisingly little of this era was documented, which is what makes this set of photos on Flickr so amazing. Apparently they are from a set of slides that were rescued from a dumpster.
For the record, witz.org’s favorite arcade way back when was called Starship Fantasy in Northwest Phoenix. The place was a mix between a disco and a bad science-fiction set, not unlike many of these photos.
P.S. Best guess to the era of these photos is early Eighties. Note the trucker hats(!)