[Press release from Cleveland Cinemas.]
Calling all pinball wizards! Cleveland Cinemas and Superelectric have partnered to present a high score pinball contest at the Capitol Theatre (1390 W. 65th St., Cleveland) on Saturday, July 18th starting at 10:00 PM before the midnight screening of The Who’s TOMMY.
Director Ken Russell’s film adaptation of The Who’s famed rock opera is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year and is being presented as part of the Melt Bar & Grilled Late Shift Series. Nominated for two Oscars, including Best Actress for Ann-Margret, TOMMY remains the gold standard for rock ‘n roll movies. Featuring Tina Turner, Eric Clapton, Oliver Reed, Jack Nicholson and Elton John who performs the film’s signature song “Pinball Wizard.”
Superelectric will be providing two classic pinball games, Cow-poke and Funland, for the contest before the film. The person with the high score on each game will receive a prize pack including free movie tickets, T-shirts and DVD’s.
Participation in the pinball contest is free and open to all. Tickets to TOMMY are $6 and are available at the theatre box office and online at clevelandcinemas.com.
The goal of Superelectric Pinball Parlor (1300 w.78th St. Suite 3C, Cleveland) is to create a forum where pinball machines and the artwork related to them can be enjoyed and shared with the whole community. Superelectric has acquired and restored over 80 vintage games and will continue the process of preserving these special pieces of Americana for people to enjoy. http://superelectric.tv/