On Friday October 14 at 11 am Kurt Vincent will be a guest on a panel at New York Comic Con to discuss the movie and the role of arcades in today's culture. Kurt will be joined by Seth Killian (of Capcom and the guy that the Street Fighter boss Seth is named after), Henry Cen (founder of Next Level arcade in Brooklyn), Jamin B. Warren (founder of Kill Screen Magazine), and Norman Burgess (NYC arcade aficionado).
A version of the trailer that is in progress will be shown after the panel.
We hope to see you there!
An update on the progress of the movie will be coming soon!
The Chinatown Fair t-shirts were shipped a few days ago. We hope you like them!
We are working hard on the movie and making great progress. We have been researching and shooting new material (with help from our talented intern Reed Caratzas). The movie is beginning to take shape, but we could still use your help.
If you or anyone you spent time at Chinatown Fair we would love to hear from you. We are looking for any personal insights to the arcade as well as old pictures and video/film footage. If you know of any online resources (forums, archives, blogs) that are about arcades or video games please let us know. We are learning as much as we can about the history of video games, arcades, and of course CF.
I am attaching a paragraph below that you can copy and paste in an email to any people that you think might have some info that could help!
We are working on a documentary that explores the meaning of video games, gaming, and arcades by focusing on the iconic NYC arcade, Chinatown Fair. The arcade first opened in 1944 and closed in February 2011. It was home to a vibrant community of gamers that cherished their time at the arcade. We are currently searching for archival materials related to the arcade -- photographs, film, video, personal stories. If you or anyone you know has any connection to the arcade we would greatly appreciate your help. We are also doing research related to arcades and video games so if you know of any books, websites, forums, etc. that could aid in our research please let us know. Thanks for your help! You can reach us at email@example.com and www.facebook.com/arcademovie
pledged of $20,000 goal
seconds to go
Apr 26, 2011 - May 31, 2011
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A digital copy of the movie and a big thank you with your name in the movie's credits!
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The DVD, which will be made from recycled paper and printed with soy-ink. Plus, all of above.
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A Chinatown Fair T-shirt made by my friends at Homage Clothing! Inspired by the arcade token featuring a really cool dragon. The $30 level gets you the shirt, but not the other stuff. If you would like the shirt and everything above (DVD, download, and thank you in credits) check out the $50 level.
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A t-shirt made by Homage Clothing inspired by the Chinatown Fair token featuring an awesome dragon. Plus, all of above. Shirt is MADE IN USA. (www.homage.com)
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A custom mixtape and 'zine featuring artwork, photography, and writing contributed by the Chinatown Fair community. The mixtape will be a custom mix featuring music and samples inspired by arcades, video games, and New York City. Plus, all of above.
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An awesome ARCADE movie poster (Box Office size)!! Plus, all of above.
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ARCADE MEGA GIFT BASKET EXPERIENCE!!! + 2 tickets to NYC MOVIE PREMIER: An awesome gift basket filled with toys, handmade coasters, handmade magnets, a Chinatown Fair shirt, a retro USB NES controller, DVD, mixtape, zine, homemade video game cookies, signed poster, soundtrack, PLUS two tickets to the NYC premier (or a showing near you).
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Executive Producer credit, which will be seen before the movie in the credits, in the end credits, and on the movie poster. Plus, all of above.
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A custom designed Chinatown Fair theme arcade cabinet! You get an authentic arcade cabinet for your home, decorated with artwork inspired by New York's greatest arcade!! Plus, all of above. (This reward is only available within the United States).