Lewton Bus is very proud to co-sponsor a monthly event benefiting Oakland’s Museum of Art And Digital Entertainment. 1UPtown! A night of movies and the video games they influenced (or were based upon). This month is Raiders of the Lost Ark, and it’s gonna be a blast. If you’re going to be in the San Francisco Bay Area, please come down, enjoy some games, watch an adventure movie classic, and enjoy some drinks to benefit a good cause. Here are the details!
Calling all retro gamers! Every 3rd Saturday 5-8 we are host to 1UPtown, a night of movies and games.
In 1977, Steven Spielberg told his buddy George Lucas that he was interested in making a James Bond movie. Lucas countered that he had a character “better than James Bond”… Indiana Smith. With a name change to Jones (after Lucas’ dog), one of the greatest action adventure characters was born. In 1981, Raiders of the Lost Ark was released. Hot take here: the movie’s pretty freakin’ great.
And it’s had a lasting influence, including on games. Come to the Uptown Nightclub to watching the movie and play the console games the movie inspired.
This event doesn’t “belong in a museum.” It benefits one!
1UPtown is presented by the Museum of Art and Digital Entertainment (MADE), lewtonbus.net and the Uptown Nightclub. A portion of the bar goes to benefit the museum, so drink up… Just not so much that your face melts off.
Saturday, October 19th, 5-8pm
21+ with valid ID
The Uptown Nightclub is located just around the corner from the 19th Street BART Station and is wheelchair accessible. Here’s the Facebook event!