These days, video games are relied upon to be the source material for a wide variety of films and television shows. Long before the Sonic The Hedgehog franchise was dominating the box office, The Last Of Us was garnering critical acclaim, and Chris Pratt was inexplicably cast to voice Mario in the upcoming The Super Mario Bros. Movie, another video game was helping to pave the way for silver screen adaptations. As chance would have it, we’re screening that very movie—the original Mortal Kombat—at Avalon Theater on Wednesday, March 29, and tickets are available NOW!
Released in 1995, Mortal Kombat is the feature film complement to the arcade hit and subsequent Sega Genesis smash by the same name. The Paul W.S. Anderson-directed vehicle features fighters with diverse skill sets competing against one another in a high-stakes tournament in order to save the world…or something like that. This cult classic stars Linden Ashby, Bridgette Wilson, Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa, and Christopher Lambert. With a modest budget of just $20 million, Mortal Kombat earned an astonishing $122 million in theaters while entertaining gamers and non-gamers alike in the process.
This Wednesday, March 29 screening begins at 7 p.m. and costs $11. Once again, tickets are on sale NOW! The screening is sponsored by Midwest Gaming Classic—which will have appearances by people with direct Mortal Kombat ties at the convention March 31 to April 2—and Lakefront Brewery. Get over here and join us at Avalon Theater in March.