Jonathan Thompson

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Jonathan Thompson
Jonathan Thompson meeting Warwick Davies
Born Jonathan Jason Thompson
(1976-11-02) 2 November 1976 (age 40)
England Salford, Greater Manchester, England
Occupation entrepreneur

Jonathan Thompson (born 2 November 1976) in Salford, Manchester is a trader in classic arcade games.


Thompson operates on a freelance basis when time allows, he has been able to conduct interviews with some of the best known science fiction actors. This has also lead him on to working with Manchester (UK) based bar FAB Cafe, bringing in stars of TV and film for public interviews, like Jeremy Bulloch (Boba Fett from Star Wars).[1]

He has also done freelance reporting work for Southport Reporter, and the now defunct Channel M.

Retro gaming[edit]

Thompson’s obsession with video games started at an early age. The retro gaming revival and subsequent rise in interest in classic machines enabled him to build a successful business.[2]

Star Wars[edit]

Thompson’s love of Star Wars led him to collect as many of the machines as possible and the 1997 cinema re-release of the trilogy led to a stroke of good fortune. Several machines were sited at a local cinema which led to an unexpected demand for his machines. MEN Media</ref> they have been exhibited all over the country and featured prominently at Star Wars Celebration Europe commemorating the movie’s 30th anniversary in 2007.[3] and The National Space Center, Leicester [4]


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  2. ^ "Nice little learner!". Lancashire Evening Telegraph. Retrieved 2007-06-02. 
  3. ^ The Lancashire Evening Post. Johnston Publishing Ltd.]
  4. ^ Star Wars in a Rocket Tower at a Space Centre

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