Palace Arcade was a local arcade in Hawkins. It featured a variety of games, including Dragon's Lair, Dig Dug, Centipede, Galaga, and Pac-Man, as well as several pinball games. Keith worked at the arcade. On the night of October 29, 1984, Mike, Dustin, Will, and Lucas went to the arcade and played a game of Dragon's Lair with Dustin at the controls. Even though Dustin earnestly tried to defeat the dragon by managing to get a sword to his character, he ultimately lost with his character getting killed by dragon fire.
The arcade's name is a nod to the 20 Grand Palace, the arcade from the 1983 film WarGames. The filming location for the arcade was an old laundromat located on 6500 Church Street in Douglasville, Georgia. The laundromat was renovated and converted into an arcade for the show. All the games on set were playable, so the cast and crew were able to play them between takes.
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