Caine's Arcade is an elaborate cardboard arcade built by a nine year old boy at his father's used auto parts shop in Los Angeles. A virtually unknown venue, it became a viral hit almost overnight.
Caine Monroy built Caine's Arcade over the summer, spending months perfecting games, making displays for the prizes and designing foolproof security systems. With every detail in place, right down to manually dispensed tickets that players collected to win prizes, Caine's Arcade was soon discovered by independent filmmaker Nirvan Mullick.
Astounded by what he had inadvertently stumbled upon, Mullick was further surprised to hear that he was Monroy's first customer. Deeply inspired by Monroy's entrepreneurial spirit, he organized a flash mob to bring business to Caine's Arcade.
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