Future Play Lab: 'Tron' Screening

Catch the 1982 classic on the big screen, followed by a chat about games, technology and the film's use of AI after the screening.
Sarah Ward
Published on September 18, 2023


More than four decades have passed since a young Jeff Bridges entered the grid in a groundbreaking science-fiction classic: Tron. Back in 1982, the film followed the Bad Times at the El Royale, The Old Man and The Big Lebowski star as Kevin Flynn, who stepped inside video-game software to battle artificial intelligence. Its light cycle scene is iconic — as is its early use of CGI.

Back in 2010, a sequel arrived in Tron: Legacy, complete with a masterpiece of a Daft Punk-composed score. Word has been buzzing since of a sequel to that sequel, with Tron: Ares starring Jared Leto (Morbius), Evan Peters (DAHMER — Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story), Greta Lee (Past Lives) and Jodie Turner-Smith (White Noise) now in the works for a 2025 release. This franchise about the future keeps getting a future, clearly — but there's never a bad time to go back to where it all began.

Zan Wimberley

On Tuesday, September 19, RMIT Culture and Future Play Lab are joining forces for a big-screen session of the OG Tron, which forms part of the lead up to 2023's Melbourne International Games Week. Head to the Capitol Theatre at 6pm to see the flick, then stick around afterwards for a chat about games, technology and the movie's use of AI.

Tickets cost $10, doors open at 5.30pm, and you'll be listening to Future Play Lab artist gamemaker Troy Innocent get talking with multimedia specialist Uyen Nguyen and RMIT PlaceLab Co-Lead Kiri Delly.

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