Forbidden Planet’s arcade games are going up for sale

After Forbidden Planet, the downtown Iowa City pizza arcade, announced it was closing, one of the most often asked questions was what would happen to its pinball machines and arcade games. Initially, owner Tommy Connolly intended to sell them to a single buyer, but that has changed. Connolly has decided to offer them for sale to the public. […]

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Forbidden Planet will close next week and reopen with a new concept and name

Forbidden Planet owner Tommy Connolly took to Facebook this afternoon to announce that the downtown Iowa City pizza arcade will be closing its doors for good next week. Responding to questions over the phone, Connolly said he expects the last day will be in the later half of next week, but couldn’t give an exact date. […]

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Jim Beam and Mission Creek team up with Iowa City restaurants for festival cocktail offerings

Those enjoying the musical performances, literary readings and film screenings during the Mission Creek Festival can also wet their whistles with signature cocktails crafted by local mixologists. In partnership with Jim Beam and Mission Creek, participating venues — Forbidden Planet, The Mill, Motley Cow, Pullman, Trumpet Blossom, and the Blue Moose — will serve specially […]

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The Pizza Top-10: Ranking the best pies in Hawktown

Pizza is a perfect food: The textural contrast between the gooey cheese, the crunch and chew of the crust, the snap of veggies and Italian sausage…you get all your food groups in one place, and can’t help but feel satisfied. A true comfort food. Are you hungry yet? Don’t worry, Little Village‘s ‘Za Top-10 is […]

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Make it an evening with FilmScene, Forbidden Planet and ‘The Thing’

John Carpenter's The Thing at FilmScene

John Carpenter’s The Thing FilmScene & Forbidden Planet — Sunday, January 17 at 5 p.m. Classic 1982 sci-fi horror film The Thing will be showing at FilmScene next Sunday, with a twist: your $18 ticket ($15 for FilmScene members) will not only get you into the 5 p.m. screening, but will travel with you for […]

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