Pre-movie game TimePlay sweetens the pot with cash tournament

Cinema app game launches tournament for players in GTA with $5,000 jackpot.

A bit of sports-oriented gameplay from TimePlay, the pre-movie pastime at Cineplex moviehouses, now with cash prizes. (SYSTEM / SUPPLIED PHOTO)

A surprisingly hot development in entertainment in 2018 is the rise of the interactive game show, and interest has been piqued with the addition of the simplest draw imaginable: cold, hard cash.

TimePlay, the app-based game that runs in Cineplex theatres before films, is sweetening the pot by offering cash prizes for the first time in a just-launched promotion.

The cash event, which started on Jan. 26 and runs until February 22 in 14 theatres across the GTA, will see players accumulate points whenever they log in and play, with the top 20 point-getters invited to an in-person showdown on March 17, where there will be $5,000 in total prizes at stake with $2,500 going to the top finisher.