Wait, A Tilt Opened And Then Closed In Rockford Once Before?
The excitement over the new addition to the CherryVale Mall got me thinking about Tilt Studio.
In case you didn't know, CherryVale Mall reps announced on Friday, Tilt Studio, a massive amusement center is coming to the former Sears store in 2020.
Along with Tilt Studio, the mall also announced Tilt Ten, a partner bowling alley, will open at the same time.
Not sure how I stumbled upon this but according to a commenter on Labelscar, it looks like there may have been a Tilt in Rockford once before.
There was some serious reminiscing about the North Towne Mall on Riverside:
North Towne has so many memories for me. As a kid, I remember the train rides at Christmas, the traveling mock-up of the White House – with lights and a working miniature TV, Riding on a camel, the rock polishers, a Birthday Party at the Last Straw (remember the chasing lights & the siren?), and the arcade Tilt – when it was still downstairs (think of Flynn’s arcade in the movie TRON).
According to the Tilt (arcade) Wikipedia page, it appears that Tilt Studio was once named Tilt Arcade and they had locations all over the country.
Not sure what led to the closure of Tilt Arcade at North Towne Mall but hearing of the closure made me feel a little uneasy.
Do you know for sure if Tilt Arcade was in Rockford at some point in the 80s or 90s? Let us know!
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