Arcade Game Doc ‘Insert Coin’ Available on Alamo Drafthouse on Demand Nov. 25

Cargo Film & Releasing’s arcade game documentary Insert Coin will be released on Alamo Drafthouse on Demand Nov. 25.

The film is the behind-the-scenes story of video game studio Midway Games. Led by the “Godfather of Video Games” Eugene Jarvis, the company pioneered the concept of live-action gaming, kickstarting a new arcade boom and grossing billions of dollars in the process with massive hits such as Mortal Kombat and NBA Jam.

​Through intimate and often hilarious interviews with the people who were there, the film chronicles how a small, tight-knit group of friends faced next level success and the roller coaster ride that came with it.

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“It is truly my love letter to the early days of Midway and how it influenced the transition from classic coin-operated games to ushering in a new generation of console gaming,” said Insert Coin director Joshua Tsui.