Pixel Power: Old School Gaming Day @ MoPOP 

Playing games in Sky Church 🕹

📸: Museum of Pop Culture

📆 Saturday, July 13th, 2024
🕓 10 am – 5 pm
📍 Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP): 325 5th Ave N, Seattle
🎟 Tickets included with general admission, free for members

What’s old is new. Vintage doesn’t just apply to clothes or furniture—pop culture has had its own retro renaissance. The love for old-school gaming franchises like the Super Mario Brothers and Sonic the Hedgehog has stayed popular decades later. So popular that a few years ago, an unopened copy of the Super Mario game sold for around two million dollars.

Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) has launched a new gaming series called Pixel Power Day devoted to the hold that OG games have on us. On Saturday, July 13th, stop by the Seattle Center museum to appreciate 8-bit aesthetic through multiple activations.

👾 Check out a chiptune & video game-inspired playlist with nostalgic tracks from video games. 10 am – 5 pm.

👾 Stop by the museum’s South Lobby to get your hands dirty with the hands-on pixel art creation station. 11 am – 4 pm.

👾 Try to level up with drop-in classic video gaming on the massive Sky Church LED screen. 11 am – 4 pm. 

👾 Head to the Sound and Vision Theater for a special screening of Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, complete with a film intro, trivia, and prizes.  2 pm. 

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Patheresa Wells

Patheresa Wells is a Black/Persian, Pansexual, Polyamorous Poet (so many Ps) and writer living in Seatac. An aspiring comic, you can catch her cracking jokes at open mics around the area. In her free time, she likes to imagine what she’d do with free time and feed her backyard crows cuz they’re silly. Follow her on Twitter @PatheresaWells.