It makes so much sense that artists create their movies, songs or even photographs inspired in Bingo. Bingo is a traditional game in families, communities and nowadays, even in casinos, social and charity events. It has recently become very popular among the younger crowds and slowly, it has become a subject of conversation in many moments of our everyday lives.
So let’s take a look at movies that are based or related to bingo. Today and every day, it is all about bingo! (Or so I like to think!).
King of the Bingo Game (1999)
This great movie takes place in Harlem in 1943. Its main character, Sonny, is a struggling African American who frequents the bingo hall in a desperate attempt to provide for his family during the Depression Era in New York. The film is based on the short story by Ralph Ellison and it shows how bingo has been part of our everyday lives for many years.
Beach Blanket Bingo (1965)
This is one of my favorite classic movies of all time and is not necessarily about bingo, but hey, check out its name. Starring the famed Frankie and Annette, Beach Blanket Bingo is one of the classic Frankie and Annette beach party movies. A motorcycle gang led by Eric Von Zipper kidnaps singing star Sugar Kane, who hires sky-diving surfers Steve and Bonnie for a publicity stunt.
Bingo (The Documentary)
This movie is actually called “Bingo! The Documentary”, and it takes the viewer on location to various places around the world where the game is enjoyed. Imagine that! The movie, accompanied by a lively musical score, is designed to attract a younger audience so that the game will continue to attract new members across all generations. The movie was a roaring success and continues to enjoy the limelight for bingo fans. Naturally, the purpose of a film such as “Bingo! The Documentary” is to show how engaging the game is so that the viewer won’t want to miss out on the excitement. The game continues to grow in popularity, although it isn’t as easy to find a place in your town where it is played. In other words, let get the community organized to make sure this fun game becomes part of the neighborhood bonding.
Have you ever heard about this one? In this case, Bingo is the name of its main character, yet I have to admit that my own dog has the same name. the movie is about a runaway circus dog who befriends a young boy who has trouble fitting in with his friends. It is definitely a classic heartwarming story.
The Bingo Long Traveling All-Stars & Motor Kings (1976)
Another movie that is not focused on the game, yet its name is and the theme ends up being a fun and heart- warming experience. This film is a comedy based on base ball and it takes us to submerge in a team of enterprising ex-Negro League baseball players in the era of racial segregation.