I like game shows. Now, honestly, I don’t watch many these
days, but I definitely like the idea of them. My favorites are the panel-style
shows (Hollywood Squares, Match Game, etc.), where the game itself
takes a back seat to the banter from the celebrity guests.
That's why I’m very excited to be involved with IMBG: The International Movie Betting Game. I help produce events
at saki , a record store in Logan Square, and next Thursday, October 18th,
we’re presenting the show in the luxurious Schubas Upstairs Lounge. It's a game show inspired by a series of events we've had at the store in the past called Predictive Gaming
for Substandard Films, but has been tweaked to the point that a name change was
The gist of the game is this: we’re screening a terrible rock’n’roll
themed movie (it is presented by a record store, after all), and several times
throughout the screening, we’re going to pause the movie and pose a multiple
choice question to our two contestants about what’s about to happen onscreen. A
panel will offer their advice to the contestants, who will then give their
answer, along with a point wager. The answer will then present itself onscreen,
to the delight/despair of everyone. This process will repeat itself several
IMBG is hosted by Joe McAdam, a frequent collaborator with
saki (he also hosts and produces the store’s monthly variety show, Creative
Control), and features a panel of local funny people, including Chad Briggs,
Cullen Crawford, Bill Cruz, and Katie McVay.
The show is at 7pm next Thursday, October 18th, in the
Schubas Upstairs Lounge, and is totally free.
If you’re interested in being a contestant, write us at firstname.lastname@example.org.