SC3 Joins Frida Cinema for VIDEO GAME DAY
What could be better than playing games and then watching a movie?
A mini-SC3 event was hosted at The Frida Cinema to celebrate its showing of Video Games: The Movie on July 19, 2014. Several moviegoers and video game fans, including a large number of families with young children, were in attendance. SC3 provided seven home consoles and two arcade machines – Donkey Kong and Track & Field – briefly recreating the glory days when real arcade cabinets could be found in all theater lobbies. While not as large as a typical SC3 event, this was a unique opportunity for us to showcase classic games in front of a different audience. We lost count of the number of people who were wowed by their first-ever sight of a Vectrex, and seeing young kids willingly play E.T. for the 2600 is a rare treat. Plus, after witnessing N64 and Xbox 360 games played on a theater-sized screen, we absolutely NEED to see a ColecoVision game blown up to that size. Someday we'll make it happen.
Photos of the event can be seen on Frida's Facebook VIDEO GAME DAY post.