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The most important event in Atari's history took place at Andy Capp's Tavern on El Camino (157 W. El Camino Real, now Rooster T. Feathers, a comedy club). After Alcorn had finished designing and building the first Pong game, it was installed with a coin-op slot at the tavern. The instant popularity of the game encouraged Bushnell to go into production himself at a nearby deserted roller-skating rink, hiring local students and drop-outs to work on the assembly line.

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Taken on July 16, 2011