Sunday Sunday Sunday! "King of Kong" contest culminates


You've got the weekend to prove yourself a King of Kong on the big screen at the Alamo, this weekend during screenings of The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters.The whole contest comes down to a showdown at the 9:15 p.m. Sunday show when Steve Wiebe (the movie's "good guy") will be on hand to crown the winner and give away the Donkey Kong console. Click on the picture at right to see the size of the projection relative to the contestant at bottom left. (Photo credit Joe Boutros.)

The screening times and details of the contest are available now at, including these tidbits about who will and won't be able to play the machine hooked up to the projector:

We realized that for some of the TRUE Kings of Kong out there, there's no way that they'd be able to finish their game while we all watched it and still started the movie on time. True Kong Kings last for days and days, right? We don't know, but we're going to make it so that we can find out. And so the theater play on the big screen will be your chance to QUALIFY to play on the actual prize machine in our lobby. If you can last for five minutes on our machine in the theater, you'll receive a coupon and a time slot to come back and play on the Official Machine. If you want extra chances to play you'll have to convince your friends to hand over their raffle tickets!

Also note that a ticket to the screening does not guarantee you the chance to play Donkey Kong on our big screen. We'll have free raffle tickets available at the box office for everyone who's interested in playing and for 20 minutes before the movie starts we'll be calling out numbers until we've either worked through everyone who wants to play or run out of time before the film's advertised start time.

Editor's update: Matt Dentler says Wiebe may be trying to set a new Donkey Kong record himself on Sunday night at Alamo. Could be an exciting night!