COLUMBIA, S.C. — Time Out arcade, formerly of Columbiana Centre in Columbia, S.C., shuttered its doors in 2003 after quietly serving the Lexington County mall for three years.
Opened in 2000 at the height of a fighting game genre resurgence, Time Out was the home of the first Marvel vs. Capcom 2 tournament in Columbia in March 2000. Time Out continued to serve as an Evolution fighting game tournament site throughout its years in Columbiana Centre. The arcade closed because of rent increases as well as competition from the nearby Frankie’s Fun Park off Harbison Boulevard.
Time Out is survived by its spiritual successor, Dave & Buster’s, as well as Frankie’s Fun Park.
Frankie’s Fun Park
While this location is still thriving, open for 26 years, Frankie’s Fun Park’s arcade has undergone significant changes.