Game Over Series

Two Asian men who are dressed like Samurai
23-24 January
Arc Cinema
$14 / $12

Video games have become increasingly central to audiovisual culture, with the most successful franchises raking in fortunes. Their translation to film, however, has had a more tumultuous journey.

Often panned by critics and failing to recoup costs at the box office – despite the success of their source material – video game films are notoriously hard to master.  

These school holidays, join us as we retrace video game history with a hand-picked selection of the best, and most infamous, game-to-film adaptations.

From the original Super Mario Bros. movie to the homegrown hit Scarygirl, catch all the action of your favourite games on the big screen.

Click on the film titles below to book your tickets.



Pokémon: Detective Pikachu (2019) – Friday 5 January, 1pm

Super Mario Bros. (1993) – Saturday 6 January, 2pm

Scarygirl (2023) – Friday 12 January, 1pm

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) – Tuesday 16 January, 2pm

Mortal Kombat (2021) – Wednesday 17 January, 7pm

Assassin's Creed (2016) - Tuesday 23 January, 6pm

Tomb Raider (2018) – Wednesday 24 January, 1pm



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