'Minecraft' Gameplay Comes To Texas Movie Theaters With First-Ever Video Game League For Kids

Founded By A Group Of Dads, Super League Gaming Has Partnered With The Nation's Three Largest Theater Chains To Bring Interactive Video Gameplay For Kids To Texas Movie Theaters

Aug 13, 2015, 13:27 ET from Super League Gaming

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 13, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's first in-theater gaming league, Super League Gaming, will take over 80+ movie theaters across 25 major U.S. cities for their Super League Gaming Summer Tour and is stopping in select Texas theaters beginning on August 24th, 2015. Players around the country will have the unique opportunity to play Super League's first game, Minecraft, side-by-side and in-person at their local movie theater for the first time ever.

Super League has partnered with the nation's three largest movie theater chains -- Regal Entertainment Group, AMC Theatres, and Cinemark Theatres, as well as luxury chain iPic Theaters -- to transform video games into collaborative, team-building activities for kids.  

The coast-to-coast, 25­-city tour will run from June 15th through August 26th to introduce Super League Gaming's unique concept and get the word out about league gameplay, which starts with 6­-week sessions on October 6th.

ParkerGames, a prominent YouTube Minecraft celebrity and Texas native, will be at the August 24th event at Cinemark Legacy Theater in Plano, and hosting a special pre-game red carpet event for gamers, families and media.

"Our own children were the inspiration for Super League," says Super League Gaming Co-Founder and Chief Visionary John Miller. "Making games interactive, team-based, and bringing gamers into a movie theater to play face-to-face really changes the experience for everyone. Parents, especially, love watching their kids build and collaborate. Playing on a big screen lets everyone in on the action and makes it far more collaborative and rewarding."

Each event is comprised of a 100-minute session that includes live team gameplay and individual battles, while players work to climb the leaderboard. Gamers play in the traditional first-person view on their laptops while watching a customized third-person aerial 'world view' with all players on the theater screen.

"Cinemark is very excited to be working with Super League, as more and more of our theatres are being recognized as ideal venues for gamers to play and engage in eSports," says Cinemark VP, Head of Marketing & Communications, James Meredith. "With our large screens, incredible sound, cutting-edge technology and extremely comfortable seats, our multiplexes provide a gaming experience that cannot be replicated."

Minecraft, one of the world's most downloaded computer games, lets players use their imaginations to build anything they can conjure up in a 3D world. The popularity of the game has exploded in recent years thanks to YouTube gamers like CaptainSparklez, a YouTube celebrity with over 8.6 million subscribers, and a founding gamer among the Super League team.

"Video games are great in the way they can capture a child's imagination, but imagine adding a real-world social element to that which brings the whole thing to life in a positive way," says Super League President and COO Brett Morris. "That's why we created Super League Gaming. We're just a group of dads who want to help kids connect with each other and develop social bonds as they play and engage in the games they love. We like to think of it as little league for the digital era."

The Summer Tour will bring Super League Gaming to over 80 theaters in the U.S. for $20 per event, followed by a six­-week league session in October when gamers play once a week for six consecutive weeks for $100.

Super League's Summer Tour will be stopping at select Texas theaters, and media are invited to attend the two special events noted below. The Super League founding team will also be onsite and available for interviews during media events. For press passes or other requests please email Jasmine (jasmine@jbcomms.com).

To learn more about Super League Gaming and buy tickets, visit: www.SuperLeague.com

Super League Summer Tour Dates For Texas:

August 24th

AMC Grapevine Mills 30, Grapevine

August 24th

Cinemark Legacy 24, Plano  ** OPEN TO MEDIA


August 24th

iPic Theaters at The Village, Fairview

August 24th

Edwards Greenway Grand Palace 24 & RPX, Houston

August 25th

AMC NorthPark 15, Dallas

August 25th

Cinemark 14, Denton

August 25th

Edwards Houston Marq'E 23 IMAX & RPX, Houston  ** OPEN TO MEDIA

August 26th

AMC The Parks At Arlington 18, Arlington

August 26th

Cinemark Alliance Town Center & XD, Fort Worth

August 26th

Regal Cinemas Live Oak 18 & RPX, Live Oak

About Super League Gaming
Founded in 2014, Super League Gaming (https://superleague.com/) is the world's first interactive video game league that brings gamers together for an immersive, collaborative gameplay experience in theaters throughout the country. Based in Santa Monica, California, Super League Gaming allows players to compete as they socialize in a face-to-face environment while playing the popular game Minecraft, with plans to expand to additional games and cities in the coming months.

Press Contact
Jasmine Bina
(714) 328­-3866

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