Posted 15 May 2012 - 03:19 AM
Not only did Break the Bank '76 started in the dark, but it also ended that way too. That's the only one I remember that does that on a regular basis. When the CBS version of The Joker's Wiled ended, the whole set gradually got darker untill it was completely dark. A true example of a show saying its fond farewell.
Not sure if Pitfall opened in the dark or not, I do however remember seeing the set being partially darkened before the bonus round. That's where the player has to watch the sequence of lights on the bridge to locate where the 3 pirfalls are because they always flashed twuce.