Super League Gaming brings ‘Minecraft’ event to Chicago-area theaters

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“Minecraft” fans listen up!

Super League Gaming is bringing its in-theater summer tour to Chicago area theaters July 27-29. A pre-cursor to the self-proclaimed “world’s first in-­theater video game league for kids,” the event brings gamers together to competitively play “Minecraft” at movie theaters. Gamers play side-­by-­side and work collaboratively to creatively build and skillfully battle while seeing their gameplay on the theater’s big screen.


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According to the league organizers: “Each Super League Gaming event is comprised of a 100-­minute session that incorporates both gaming and social interaction. A unique third­-person “world” view of “Minecraft” is projected onto the theater screen while gamers play in the traditional first-­person view on their laptops. Gamers build and strategize with their teams, as well as compete in battles to climb the leaderboard.”

The 25​-city tour runs through Aug. 26 to spread the word out about official league gameplay, which starts with consecutive 6­-week sessions on September 14.

The fun starts at 4 p.m. You must be between the agest of 7 and 14 to participate. The cost for the single-session Chicago-area events is $20 per event (per child), followed by 6­​-week league sessions in the fall where gamers play once a week for $120 per session. Seating is limited. You must purchase tickets online at  NOTE:You must bring afully-charged laptop to the theater to participate.

Here’s the schedule for the Chicago-area tour dates:

—July 27 ­A​MC Loews Country Club Hills 16

—July 27 E​vanston Century 12 & Cinearts 6

—July 27­ iPic South Barrington

—July 28 ­ AMC River East 21, Chicago

—July 28 ­ C​inemark Louis Joliet Mall

—July 29 ­ iPic Bolingbrook

—July 28 ­ AMC South Barrington 30

—July 29 ­ Cinemark Century 16 Deer Park

—July 29 ­ R​egal Cinemas Lincolnshire 21 & IMAX

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