Entertainment center expected to open late this year

Main Event Entertainment to have bowling, arcade games, bar and more

Posted 7/23/18

By the end of this year, Highlands Ranch will be home to Colorado’s first Main Event Entertainment. The 50,000-square-foot center will offer 22 bowling lanes, more than 130 arcade games, a ropes …

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Entertainment center expected to open late this year

Main Event Entertainment to have bowling, arcade games, bar and more

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By the end of this year, Highlands Ranch will be home to Colorado’s first Main Event Entertainment. The 50,000-square-foot center will offer 22 bowling lanes, more than 130 arcade games, a ropes course, laser tag arena, dining area, bar and other family-friendly activities.

Based in Dallas, Main Event Entertainment currently has 42 locations across 16 states.

Highlands Ranch fits the company’s mission.

“Our objective is to provide an incredible family experience,” said Corey Will, director of marketing. “We mainly, for the most part cater to young families, families with kids. That is the core of our business.”

Construction is underway north of Plaza Drive at 103 Centennial Blvd., near Broadway. Neighboring businesses include a movie theater, a Residence Inn and several restaurants, including C.B. & Potts, Red Robin and The Rock Wood Fired Kitchen.

Surrounding communities have similar entertainment destinations, such as Boondocks in Parker, Bowlero in Lone Tree and Round 1 at Southwest Plaza in Jefferson County.

All businesses offer bowling, food and arcade games.

Main Event Entertainment stands out with its variety and focus on family. There is space for birthday parties and corporate meetings. The dining area offers a handcrafted menu of various food items, from shareable appetizers to salmon and steak. The bar is fully stocked with nearby TVs for sports games.

“There’s nothing like Main Event in Colorado, and we know that the community is going to love our unique combination of food and fun,” Chris Morris, president and CEO of Main Event Entertainment, said in a media release.

The company has three main areas of business: walk-ins, birthday celebrations and corporate events, such as team building activities, end of school year parties and prom night gatherings.

Tickets range in price depending on the activity.

Specials and promotions include a corporate All-Access Pass for $20.95 and a School All-Access Pass starting at $18.95, according to Main Event’s website.

Community members can expect an upbeat atmosphere with bright colors and modern décor. Each activity has its own look and feel, Will said. The arcade game section is “almost Vegas-like.”

The corporate area is more adult-focused with billiards and shuffleboards. The interactive state-of-the-art bowling alley offers 19 different games catering to kids, teens and adults.

Representatives expect Main Event Center to open in late 2018, though an exact date has not been set. Prior to the opening, the company will hire approximately 200 employees. Job opportunities will be posted at www.mainevent.com.

“We make a major focus on hiring really sharp fun people. It’s not just another job,” Will said. “Every day is different and you know you’ve done your job when families walk away with smiles on their faces.”

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