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Bowling Centre Gets a Hollywood Makeover

Published: 19th May 2017 09:55

The bowling centre in Gunwharf Quays has had a glamorous makeover and last night was officially opened by a 'Hollywood star'.

Marilyn Monroe look-a-like cut the ribbon at a special VIP event to unveil the new look which has cost over £750k.

Centre Manager, Reece Badger, said, "It's a Hollywood theme from the 50s and 60s so with Elvis and Monroe and those sorts of icons.

As well as 26 standard bowling lanes, the centre offers four special VIP lanes giving guests the star treatment. Reece said, "They are upgraded lanes with comfier chairs, different bowling balls and pins so you can get a really unique experience."

The new Hollywood Diner serves gourmet dogs and burgers, freshly made shakes served in retro milk bottles, and signature desserts. The Diner sits alongside a brand new American-style bar serving house speciality cocktails. 

The Centre’s amusement area has also been part of the transformation and features the latest industry leading games such as Jurassic Park and MOTO GP Bikes, retro games like Crossy Road and old favourites like crane games with the latest movie related prizes. Reece said, "It's state of the art in the UK and up to speed with any amusement offering in the whole of the world."

Reece continued, "We've also opened up the loft area which is going to be a Sky Sports viewing area and a VIP bookable area with a 150 inch screen."

Reece said that site had been identified as being one of Hollywood Bowl's flagship sites in keeping with the rest of Gunwharf Quays. 

Luke Simmer came along with a group of friends to have a go on the lanes and said, "It looks very pretty. It's very Americanised and an upgrade on the last place. The arcade machines are fun too."

 L-R: Heather Todman, James Sillence, Kirsty Causer, Emma Elodin, Luke Simmer

The centre also hosts children's birthday parties and corporate events. The VIP lanes can be booked over the phone, or upgraded to in the centre (subject to availability) from an additional £1 per person, per game.  

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