ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment, the fastest-growing bowling-anchored entertainment center in America, has signed a lease for its first location in Florida with Pointe Orlando, located at 9101 International Drive, just a short drive from Orlando's major theme parks, and across the street from the Orange County Convention Center. With a new prototype design, Main Event Orlando will open in late 2016.
Main Event Orlando will offer several unique new features in the nearly 45,000-square-foot prototype center. Twenty ice-white lanes accented by multicolored LED lighting will create a state-of-the-art bowling experience, with eight premium private lanes adjacent to a comfy lounge that is ideal for connecting with friends and co-workers. The center also will have an indoor-outdoor bar and a large covered patio with 70" LED TV displays, creating a dramatic outdoor experience.
A multi-level laser tag arena and a challenging gravity ropes course suspended over a games gallery with more than 100 interactive and virtual games add to the action. Two dining areas will feature an extensive chef-inspired menu, specialty pizzas and a full bar serving innovative cocktails, wines and craft and local beers. Catering for corporate and group events will be available in private meeting rooms that open up to the activity in the center.
"The Orlando area has been on Main Event's radar for quite some time and is an important part of our plans as we expand our FUN destination footprint into Florida," said Main Event President and CEO Charlie Keegan. "Now that we've found the right site, we're ready to showcase our distinct 'Eat.Bowl.Play.' experience in one of the nation's top entertainment destinations."
Main Event Entertainment joins Pointe Orlando's impressive roster of upscale shopping, restaurants and entertainment that includes Tommy Bahama's Restaurant-Bar-Store, The Capital Grille and Regal Cinemas.
"Main Event further enhances a strong collection of best-in-class dining and entertainment venues that have made Pointe Orlando a successful destination for visitors and locals alike," said Susan Godorov, Pointe Orlando general manager and vice president of marketing with Brixmor Property Group. "Their exciting 'Eat.Bowl.Play.' concept adds another option to Pointe Orlando's diverse lineup of tenants that offer something for everyone, all at one convenient location."
With each new center, Main Event hires more than 100 team members for management, sales, technical services and food and beverage positions. Candidates experienced in casual dining, hospitality, family entertainment and retail management are encouraged to apply.
Applications are now being accepted at www.mainevent.com/careers.
Main Event currently operates 21 entertainment centers in Texas, Oklahoma, Arizona, Georgia, Missouri and Illinois. The company has announced plans to open seven new centers by June 2016 and an additional eight new centers in its 2017 fiscal year.
About Main Event Entertainment
Founded in 1998, Main Event Entertainment is a rapidly growing subsidiary of Ardent Leisure Group (ASX: AAD) of Australia, with 21 U.S. entertainment centers ranging from 48,000-75,000 square feet. Main Event turns ordinary days into memories with state-of-the-art bowling, multi-level laser tag, high ropes adventure courses, billiards, and interactive and virtual video games, plus new chef-inspired dining options for all tastes, including casual American dining, a stand-alone pizza cafe and a premium full bar. Main Event offers full service catering and private rooms equipped with the latest A/V technology, making it ideal for special events, birthday parties, social gatherings and corporate meetings. Corporations, individuals and families consistently rank the centers "Best Place to Bowl" and "Best Party Place." More information is available at mainevent.com.
SOURCE Main Event Entertainment