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RE: [gamedev-69] The King of Kong: video game documentary & dinner meetup

From: Terry G.
Sent on: Tuesday, September 25, 2007 5:30 PM
Hi Morgan;
I'd like to rsvp for 2, I'm bringing a lady friend of mine.  Her son
writes articles about games for some magazine or something, in New York.
Cool idea!!   Her son says the movie is very funny.  We'll do the whole
shebang, dinner, movie and snacks


From: [address removed] on behalf of Morgan
Sent: Tue 9/25/2007 2:10 PM
To: [address removed]
Subject: [gamedev-69] The King of Kong: video game documentary & dinner

Announcing a new event for The Cleveland Game Developers!

Thursday, October 4
6:00pm dinner
7:30pm movie

Click to find out!­


This is a joint meetup with the Cleveland Independent Movie Goers.
(Their RSVP list is here but I will add our RSVPs to their total.) Come
see a video game-related movie at the Cedar Lee (a great East-side
theater for indie films), and join us if you can for dinner beforehand
and discsussion/drinks/s­nacks afterward.


From this review:

"An underdog story plays out by way of the joystick.

You might assume holding the all-time high score on a 1980s upright
Donkey Kong machine is an achievement so dubious (not to mention
potentially embarrassing) that any questions or disputes over such a
silly, trifling matter could at least be settled amicably.

But as Seth Gordon?s weirdly enthralling, hilarious documentary 'The
King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters' demonstrates, this is extremely
serious business?at least to a narrow but passionate niche of classic
arcade gaming buffs who fanatically guard their records and protect
their heroes with a zealotry that would probably be terrifying, were it
not so damn funny.

The movie?s proof of that old adage about battles being more vicious
when the stakes are so low. It?s also the rousing crowd-pleaser I wanted
'Rocky Balboa' to be."

Come to any or all of these events:

6:00pm - Dinner at Brennan's Colony, a five-minute walk south down Lee
from the theater. Ask to be seated with the "Movie Group." Cash
Restaurant review and map - 2299 Lee Road. Phone:[masked]-1010.­

7:30pm - Movie (79 minutes). Meet in the lobby five minutes ahead of
time, or look for the group inside. The Cedar Lee is in Cleveland
Heights on the corner of -- wait for it -- Cedar and Lee.

Afterwards, we will walk next door to Jimmy O'Neill's Tavern for
discussion. Meet up again there (turn left as you exit the theater) or
gather under the marquee after the film and walk with the group. Laptops
running MAME and Donkey Kong are optional :)

PARKING: See this PDF map. (Brennan's Colony is near the center, near
Silsby and Lee.) The lots are metered, but parking is free after 6pm.

IMPORTANT NOTE: In the world of Independent films, movie schedules
sometimes change at the last minute. It is recommended that you check
back a few days before the event to make sure the movie, restaurant,
location or time has not changed.

Thanks to Jim of the Cleveland Independent Movie Goers for organizing
this and letting us piggyback!

Learn more here:­

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