The Hull Building 9543 Culver Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
While video games with movie tie-ins are commonplace in the industry today, it was still uncommon in the early boom times of the industry.
Walt Disney and Bally Midway gave it a go in 1982 when Tron debuted as both a video game and a motion picture.
The film, which released first, was historic for being among the first movies ever to use computer animation as Jeff Bridges played a hot shot video game designer who found himself sucked into a video game. It was also historic for it's initial box office reviews and revenue, appearing at first to be a flop until the Bally Midway arcade game became a huge hit at arcades nationwide, bringing the movie back for a second wind en route to becoming a cult classic.
Flynn's, the arcade featured in the Tron film, was set in the Hull Building in Culver City, CA. Built in 1925, the Hull Building was originally the first hospital in Culver City, and later the home for a variety of businesses.
Culver City has already awarded the location Landmark status, ensuring it will remain in tact. Today it exists at the Akasha Restaurant.
In years after the film, the "Flynn's Arcade" has come to enjoy almost as much cult status as the film, with fans purchasing Flynn's t-shirts and neon signs as collectibles.
Due to the success of the Tron arcade game helping the film, movie tie-in gaming titles have since become a permanent staple in the gaming industry.
A replica building was built for the 2010 film Tron: Legacy.
For it's place in both film and video game pop culture and helping cement movie tie-ins in the video game industry, The Hull Building becomes the eleventh entry into the Registry.