Main Event Entertainment Opens in Tempe with Arcade Games, Bowling, and Laser Tag
Dallas-based Main Event Entertainment, a family entertainment center operator, opened its first center outside Texas this week. Located in the Emerald Center in Tempe, near IKEA, the 55,000-square-foot location offers more than 100 video arcade games, an upscale bowling alley, laser tag, and gravity ropes.
Lauren Saria The arcade at Main Event Entertainment in Tempe.
Unlike some other entertainment centers, Main Event Tempe will be open to guests of all ages at all times, making it a family-friendly option for fun.
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For the grownups, there's plenty to enjoy at the new center, including a full-service bar, pool tables, and shuffleboard. Set off to one side of the center, the open-air bar and pool area look as though they'd make for a fun night out. Food will be available at the bar as well, including such options as burgers and wings. There's also a separate pizza lounge inside Main Event, with pizza available by the slice or as a whole pie.
The arcade features a wide selection of games, including a few you may not have seen before. There's classics like a four-person Pac Man game, motorcycle and shoot 'em up games, skeeball, and modern games, including a video version of Wheel of Fortune, Connect Four, and even Fruit Ninja. Each of the games is priced between $1 to $2 a play. You can also buy FUNcards (in person or online) which can be used at any Main Event Entertainment center for activities like bowling, pool, arcade game play, and food.