Every year, The Game Awards gets bigger and bigger with each year, with last year being a momentous occasion for Geoff Keighley and the crew. This year the Doritos Pope is taking the Game Awards 2019 show to an even bigger level, onto the actual big screen.
“The Game Awards is all about bringing the game community together, and this year, for the first time, we’re giving fans the option of gathering live in a Cinemark auditorium to watch all the awards, musical performances and world premieres of the most anticipated games of the future on the big screen, with the added perk of being some of the first fans to see ‘Jumanji: The Next Level,’” said Geoff Keighley, Creator, The Game Awards.
This year’s showcase is set to air live in 53 Cinemark theaters on December 12 alongside that of Sony’s Jumanji: The Next Level. This is a one-time-only event, so fi you want to get in on the action, you’re going to want to get your ticket information here.
“We know video games are a big passion point for a huge segment of our audience, so this unique superticket brings fans the ultimate night out at the theatre,” said Justin McDaniel, SVP, Global Content, Cinemark. “Cinemark is proud to be the only place to see both the opening night showing of ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ and The Game Awards live on the big screen.”
“Given that the premise of our last two Jumanji films is about getting transported into a video game, we couldn’t think of a better pairing than this,” said Ann-Elizabeth Crotty, EVP, Global Client Services and Exhibitor Partnerships, Sony Pictures Entertainment. “As soon as it became clear that our release date perfectly aligned with The Game Awards, we knew we had to do something special for fans.”
What do you hope to see from this year’s Game Awards? A new IP, a port, or a sequel to a beloved title? Join in on the conversation over on Twitter @PrimaGames, or hit me up over at @DirtyEffinHippy with all of your predictions.