FOXBOROUGH — On April 29, local gamers were given the unique opportunity to play on the big screen at Showcase Cinema de Lux at Patriot Place as part of Super League Gaming’s Boston Revolt City Champs: Minecraft tournament.

Instead of playing the popular 3-D online game at home, participants were able to go to the theater and compete.

“The idea is to take Minecraft and make it a more communal environment where kids can play together,” said Showcase Vice President Mark Malinowski.

Players brought their personal laptops to use during the event and then played against each other on the giant screen for 90 minutes.

Most associate movie theaters with watching movies, but Malinowski said the environment is ideal to get gamers out to socialize and play together.

“It’s really fun to play at home, but in the theater, on the screen with the sounds, those are things you can’t get at home,” Malinowski said. “The goal is to get (kids) out having fun, and competing together in a social environment. More and more these days creating a communal and social experience is important.”

The three-day event will continue on Saturday, May 6 and again on Saturday, May 13. The grand final is scheduled for Saturday, May 20.

Tickets cost $60 per player. Parents get in free.

Showcase Cinema de Lux is located at 24 Patriot Place, Foxborough.

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Patriot Place theater puts Minecraft on the big screen