SC3 will be on hand during The Frida Cinema's Video Game Day, headlined by the new documentary Video Games: The Movie, in Santa Ana on July 19, 2014. Frida Cinema is a "community-based, mission-driven, non-profit Art House theatre dedicated to enriching, connecting, and educating communities through the art of cinema" located in downtown Santa Ana. Once they secured the rights to screen VGTM, they decided to make a larger event of it. They're holding a game character cosplay contest. They're bringing in a band (The Grinning Ghosts). But they thought: why only watch films about games when you can play them? That's where SC3 comes in. We'll be on hand Saturday only, with a miniaturized version of the goodies we normally bring to SC3 events. We plan to have about a half-dozen classic home consoles and 2-3 arcade cabinets available for free play from 1 - 6 p.m. on Saturday. Frida is also hosting big-screen (as in theater-sized-screen) gaming, featuring modern games. Come early, play some games, listen to some tunes, eat some popcorn, then watch VGTM!
SC3 will be on site Saturday only. Doors open at 1 p.m. The band and the big-screen gaming starts at 4. At 6 p.m. the gaming and band will wind down for the cosplay contest. Video Games: The Movie will screen at 7:30 p.m., after which time the band will play another set.
Admission: $10 General, $8 Students and Seniors, $7 Frida Members and Cosplay Characters
Please note that is a Frida Cinema event; SC3 is just helping out. Please don't expect the normal SC3 blowout party with tons of machines crammed everywhere; the cinema just doesn't have that kind of space. In particular there will be no space available for buying, selling or trading games. This time it's all about playing and celebrating games. Our normal festivities will return for the next SC3 arcade party, which will likely be sometime around November.
The Frida Cinema and SC3 hope to see you there! For more information, visit Frida's web site.