It’s fair to say Bingo has had a long history of being played in buildings originally built as cinemas. In a new twist, this relationship has been rekindled for the 21st century. Starting next week in Huddersfield, a new sort of cinema entertainment will be going public, with Bingo (albeit the American version) being a part of the proceedings. From the Press Release:
Bingo World Première In Huddersfield
Big Screen Games – the world’s first interactive cinema gaming experience – will be coming to the ODEON Huddersfield to showcase new technology which is set to revolutionise the cinema experience globally.
Big Deal Games – a company based in Los Angeles and Toronto – and ODEON are inviting up to 500 people – the first people in the world – to participate in completely free previews of Big Screen Games on Monday 11 June and Wednesday 13 June – on a first-come-first-serve basis. Additional, shows on Monday 18 June and Wednesday 20 June will be 50% off entry, so tickets will go fast.
There is no entry charge for the previews and the lucky participants will be playing for great prizes such as DVDs, MP3 players, holiday vouchers and much, much more.
Half the audience is guaranteed to take home a prize – with the possibility that one lucky gamer could claim a £10,000 jackpot.
Big Deal Games Inc., alongside parent company TimePlay Inc., has created cutting-edge modern technology for users to play chance and skill-based games within a cinema setting. The world premiere at ODEON Huddersfield of Big Screen Games will include interactive games such as bingo, quiz, trivia and memory match – presented by one of Britain’s favourite comedians, Vic Reeves. Audiences use handheld game controllers to interact with all the games and compete against each other on the big screen – with over 100 people able to take part during a session.
Live trials will take place on Monday 11 June, Wednesday 13 June, Monday 18 June and Wednesday 20 June at the ODEON Huddersfield, as locals compete against each other, and Vic, to try to scoop cash and prizes.
People can apply to take part in the live trials just by visiting ODEON Huddersfield on any of the live trial days. Seating is limited so arrive early.
FREE ENTRY NIGHTS for BIG SCREEN GAMES
Monday 11 June – 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm
Wednesday 13 June – 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm
50% OFF ENTRY NIGHTS for BIG SCREEN GAMES
Monday 18 June – 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm
Wenesday 20 June – 8.00 pm – 10.30 pm
If your in the area, why not give it a try? I have to admit I’m a bit of a Vic Reeves fan, he’d make a perfect Bingo caller! You can see a trailer for the games on Big Screen Games’ website. It’s a shame they’ve gone for the US version of the game though.