I have an obsession with photo booths. Something about sitting in that tiny chair behind the curtain trying to time different poses, and then getting that strip of photos just makes me insanely happy. We've all got our little quirks, and mine is not being able to refuse a photo booth.

Here are two places in town I've found that have a more "classic" feel to their photo booths.

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There's A Photo Booth In LIT Arcade Bar In Amarillo, Texas

This one is probably my favorite, and that's probably because LIT is pretty much my favorite spot to hit at the end of a really long day.

The photo booth there, while definitely a modern one, has that classic feel to it. Curtain and all.

You let the machine slurp up your hard earned money, then it gives you a timer. You get five poses. Pictures can be in either color, or good ol' black and white.


Once your done butchering your poses, the pictures are spit out in a little dispenser. It prints two copies so you can listen to your girlfriend self destruct over how "bad" she looks in the pictures while holding her own set.

It's fun for everyone!

I have more strips of photos from this photo booth than I can count, and they decorate pretty much everything in my life. My fridge. The interior of my vehicle. I even have them decorating other pictures my slipping them between the glass and the picture frame in my office.

I'm an addict, and it shows.

There's A Photo Booth In Mr. Gatti's Pizza In Amarillo, Texas

This is fun because you will probably wind up taking photos with your kid(s) in this one, and while it does offer the standard five photos per strip; there are some modern touches to this one.

The set up is pretty classic. There's the small seat, timer that you can't ever seem to get right, and a curtain.


Where this one gets a little "fancy" is that you can choose to have different themes printed on to the strip, as well. My kids seem to gravitate toward the pirate theme which puts a pirate ship at the top of the strip.

If You Want Modern, Check In On Cinergy In Amarillo, Texas

It's been a while since I've been to Cinergy, and I don't know how often they change out machines. The last time I was there, I did see a photo booth.

This one, however, looked like something out of a sci-fi movie; like it would take off and fly away sometime between pictures four and five.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM

Of course that one has a lot of modern touches, and it definitely doesn't have the vibe of the classic photo booth. There's too much room inside, from what I remember. Is it really a photo booth if you aren't sitting all over each other trying to squeeze on to a tiny bench?

I think not.

Still, it's worth checking out if you're wanting to get a photo, or five, with that someone special.

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