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The King of Kong (Seth Gordon, 2007)


Join us at Retro Game Base for an immersive screening of The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters and a celebration of old-school gaming culture featuring playable retro consoles and arcade cabinets, a Donkey Kong tournament with retro prizes and video game themed cocktails!

"An engrossing story that plucks at the heartstrings just as hard as it pummels the fire buttons" – Empire Magazine

About the film Directed by Seth Gordon and released in 2007, this incredible documentary captures the amusing and profoundly moving human drama that unfolds as Billy Mitchell and Steve Wiebe battle it out for the world high score in Donkey Kong.

About the venue Retro Game Base- An Aladdin's cave of retro gaming goodness. The venue is part-arcade, part-rare gaming store, offering everything from a playable original Street Fighter 2 arcade cabinet to a wealth of retro gaming stock and every old school gaming machine imaginable!

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    11 May 2013

    Certificate: PG

    430 Streatham High Road, London, SW16 3PX


    Streatham, Streatham Vale

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About Us

"Masters of turning films into events"

"A classic example of the pop-up cinema phenomenon"

Tony Paley - Capital Celluloid / The Guardian

The Vanishing Point creates immersive site-specific cinema experiences. Using the fiction of a film as a departure point, we invite the audience to become lost in the environment with theatre, live music and mixed media. Our events strive to make cinema an interactive, unpredictable and fun experience.

Our immersive events have featured in Time Out, SFX, Guardian film blog contributor Tony Paley's 'Capital Celluloid' blog, Design Week, Cinephile and Spoonfed.

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