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Press START to Drink For A Great Cause March 30 at The Public House Theater

By Marielle Shaw in Arts & Entertainment on Mar 22, 2014 6:00PM

Photo credit: Bill Guerierro

Ready, player one? The Public House Theater is throwing a gamer-inspired bash that’s for a great cause, and you should be there. On March 30 at 6 p.m., you can score tickets to see a great double feature, grab a few drinks, and at the same time help sick kids. That’s an achievement we’d love to unlock.

For $10, visitors will be treated to Scott Pilgrim Vs.The World and Wreck-It-Ralph.

If you haven’t seen Scott Pilgrim, you’ve missed out on a great soundtrack, some amazing visuals, and great direction by Edgar Wright. We lesbians it. And Wreck-It Ralph is a sweet story full of the video game goodness most of us grew up with. It’s near impossible to get out of one film for twice that ten spot these days, and the best part is, this is a charity event.

Proceeds will benefit the kids at Comer Children’s Hospital right here in Chicago.

The event is organized by Chicago Loot Drop and Child’s Play, both charities that grew out of the gaming/nerd community and try to provide much needed distraction and entertainment for kids who are going through a tough time.

Child’s Play sets up wish lists with the kids at hospitals which visitors to their site can click on and purchase for them.They also take cash donations, which they then use to donate to hospitals like Comer who don’t have a budget for toys and games.

They then provide consoles, peripherals, as well as books and other forms of entertainment to the children there. Chicago Loot Drop, which partners with Child’s Play and specifically assists the kids at Comer’s, is a local charity borne out of the 1.5 million estimated gamers in Chicago.

There’s not a way to go wrong here, folks. Grab a player 2, acquire some credits for transport and level up your altruism while enjoying some great entertainment. Tickets are available here.

Public House Theater is at 3914 N.Clark St.