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Time travel to retro arcade and cinema

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 50 reviews.Liverpool, United Kingdom

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Experience hosted by Andy

3 hours
Includes drinks, tickets
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

As you enter VideOdyssey, based at the Toxteth TV studios, you will enjoy a guided talk about the gallery of classic movies on the walls of the video shop.

Then we will walk along a dimly lit corridor... all you can see and hear is the glow of neon lights and games bursting out of a door at the far end.

Andy will guide you through a history of gaming and talk about the more unusual arcade cabinets on offer as you enjoy a complimentary drink.

Then you will take part in a mini gaming tournament across VideOdyssey's 12 arcade cabinets. Will you be able to take your place on our hi score board?

Relax in the seating area (including our Deadpool armchair) while you discuss your favourite movies with Andy before you take a seat in our private screening "The Video Drome".

The whole experience will last for 3 hours.

Please get in touch with Andy for more details
As you enter VideOdyssey, based at the Toxteth TV studios, you will enjoy a guided talk about the gallery of classic movies on the walls of the video shop.

Then we will walk along a dimly lit corridor... all you can see and hear is the glow of neon lights and games bursting out of a door at the far end.

Andy will guide you through a history of gaming and talk about the more unusual arcade cabinets on offer as you enjoy a c…

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What's included

  • Drinks
    alcoholic and non- alcoholic choice
  • Tickets
    This ticket will cover entry to the all members areas: arcade, bar and cine...
From $24
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Andy

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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Join movie journalist Andy Johnson on a trip back through the annals of pop culture. Take a unique tour of film and gaming nostalgia on an experience like no other at the UK's only video shop; boasting a 70 seat cinema and arcade bar behind a secret door of VHS tapes. Andy has more than 15 years in the hospitality and marketing industry. He is passionate about saving films for future generations. Possessing the famous Scouse sense of humour and a winning smile, this is an experience you won't forget. Andy's first job was at a video shop and his life long love of films comes shining through.
Join movie journalist Andy Johnson on a trip back through the annals of pop culture. Take a unique tour of film and gaming nostalgia on an experience like no other at the UK's only video shop; boasting a 70 seat cinema and arcade bar behind a secret door of VHS tapes. Andy has more than 15 years in the hospitality and marketing industry. He is passionate about saving films for future generations. Possessing the famous Scouse sense of humour and a winning smile, this is an experience you won't fo…
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Where you'll be

We will be enjoying all the delights of the UK's last video shop, with a members only retro arcade bar, huge cinema, and private screening. The only venue of its kind.
Travel back in time to the 80's and 90's, and be entertained by your local Liverpool film buff and the games on offer including Pac Man, Street Fighter and Donkey Kong.
Enhance your experience with drinks, and snacks.

Rated 4.92 out of 5 from 50 reviews.

Marcie
September 2020
Myself and my partner spent 3 hours at VideOdyssey and we had a great time playing the arcade games and competing against each other. There was a good selection of games and Andy was really friendly, sweet and knowledgeable. It made me wish I knew more about films as you could tell he was really passionate about it which was fabulous. We found the time went by really quickly, and it was good to do something different with our time spent in Liverpool. The tiny cinema was also really interesting, can’t believe the amount of VHS tapes that were in one space! I would recommend this to anyone interested in retro games/films or just fancying something a bit different - you won’t be disappointed. It also felt very safe with regards to COVID-19 measures, no issues there at all. A cool way to spend an afternoon 😊
Myself and my partner spent 3 hours at VideOdyssey and we had a great time playing the arcade games and competing against each other. There was a good selection of games and Andy w…
Ricky
September 2020
I've been to a few places similar to VideOdyssey such as Kongs and NQ64 in Digbeth but this one takes the cake! The fact that Andy is such an amazing host - both in terms of friendliness and his expertise in the area really sold it to both me and my partner! He started off with a tour of the place and then let us get right down to it providing drinks and even an anime video for my girlfriend due to it being a surprise for her birthday which made it so much more personal. The wide assortment of games kept us entertained throughout and by the end of it, we hadn't even realised that 3 hours had passed! It was honestly an amazing experience which we will never forget, will recommend to friends and will embark upon again! Thanks Andy!!!
I've been to a few places similar to VideOdyssey such as Kongs and NQ64 in Digbeth but this one takes the cake! The fact that Andy is such an amazing host - both in terms of frie…
Megan
August 2020
Andy was really helpful and knowledgeable regarding the experience. He selected a few VHS tapes as a suggestion for us to watch based on what we liked (he asked in advance) and we ended up watching Ghostbusters and an episode of Red Dwarf but there were thousands of VHS tapes! We then played the games in the arcade which was awesome and again, a lot of choice. Andy was a great host and made us feel really welcome. I would definitely go again!
Andy was really helpful and knowledgeable regarding the experience. He selected a few VHS tapes as a suggestion for us to watch based on what we liked (he asked in advance) and we…
Monika
July 2020
My hubby and I had a blast! Felt like we got back in time - Retro games, lots of different arcade machines, VHS, small privet cinema screening... Brilliant!! Very clean, all facilities available, lots space to keep social distancing if someone is interested in such areas. Perfect for groups and little parties like ours but next time we're taking or friends there with us. Andy was a great host, very friendly, chatty and made us feel welcome.
My hubby and I had a blast! Felt like we got back in time - Retro games, lots of different arcade machines, VHS, small privet cinema screening... Brilliant!! Very clean, all fa…
Alexandra
July 2020
Brilliant experience ! Andy was a fantastic host , really went out of his way to make us feel welcome . Games were brilliant , we will be returning 😊
Jodie
March 2020
Great experience! Bought for my boyfriend for his birthday - he LOVED the retro game element in particular! It was super fun! Andy was great, he helped me add some special little touches to celebrate my boyfriend’s birthday and really knew his stuff! Super friendly, great communication, good fun, really recommend!
Great experience! Bought for my boyfriend for his birthday - he LOVED the retro game element in particular! It was super fun! Andy was great, he helped me add some special little…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Government ID

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 8 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

Alcohol

This experience includes alcohol. Only guests who meet the legal drinking age will be served alcoholic beverages.

More tips

Your experience can last from 1 hour to 3 hours, so give your self enough time to enjoy all aspects of your unique experience. If you are going to arrive more than 15 mins early let Andy know, so he can be ready to greet you :)

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