The 1980s were the Golden Age of Video Games. Pac-Man, Donkey Kong, Punch Out, Double Dragon–these were no mere titles; they were the stuff of magic. Founded by Jim Siskin and Rudy Bairas, Star Castle Arcade opened its doors in 1984. Located on White Bluff Road, next to Godfather’s Pizza, the arcade quickly became a hit with children of all ages. For a pocketful of tokens, any rainy afternoon or idle weekend could be spent racing for pole position, running the gauntlet of a deep, dark dungeon, or battling space invaders.
The response to Star Castle Arcade was so overwhelmingly positive that, in 1991, Jim and Rudy opened a second location on Victory Drive, next to Trademark Cinemas. Star Castle II was an instant success, offering all the family-friendly fun of the original in a location more convenient to downtown Savannah.
1993 saw even further expansion, as a third Star Castle was built in Hinesville, GA. Star Castle III provided well deserved recreation for the hardworking men, women, and families of the U.S. Army stationed at nearby Fort Stewart.
Nearly 20 years after their initial venture, Jim and Rudy decided to merge their arcades into a single, stand-alone supercenter, the likes of which Savannah had never seen. This brand new, 28,000 square foot facility would offer not only the video and redemption games for which Star Castle was known, but also a full-size roller skating rink, a state-of-the-art laser tag arena, a food court, and a dedicated, 2-story birthday party hall.
In 2001, Star Castle Family Entertainment Center, located at 550 Mall Blvd, was constructed, offering Savannah a unique, one-stop destination for good, clean, family fun. So, whether you’re celebrating a birthday or simply want to play a few rounds of skee ball, we invite you to stop by, relax, and enjoy!