Yorkshire Times
A Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
8:00 AM 2nd October 2020

Hollywood Bowl Arrives In Style At York’s Community Stadium

The bright lights of Los Angeles have reached York with the opening of a new multi-million pounds Hollywood Bowl centre.

The new 28,000 square foot entertainment complex, representing an investment of £2.8 million, has created 30 new bar and managerial jobs and is set to become one of the areas new ‘go to’ destinations for families and friends.

This latest-generation Hollywood Bowl has 24 state-of-the-art lanes, of which four are VIP, and is filled with iconic American décor.

As with the reopening of other Hollywood Bowl centres across the UK, York will see the introduction of enhanced cleaning and social distancing measures to ensure guests can have fun and play safe, with customer guidance throughout UK-wide centres also in place. Only alternate bowling lanes and amusement machines will be in use to provide extra space, and bar and dining area seating will be appropriately spaced out.

Guests also have the choice to wear disposable gloves for their games but must wear their own suitable footwear and use the available hand sanitiser upon entry and exit. Enhanced cleaning will take place throughout the day, including the cleaning of bowling balls, lane seating and touch screens in between every game.
The York Hollywood Bowl Diner is complemented by a fully-stocked bar and American pool tables for those wanting to sit back and relax before or after a game, paying homage to its namesake with burgers and hot dogs.
Visitors can also play in an amusement area which features leading games such as Space Invaders, Mario Kart, Tomb Raider 65”, Halo and Joker Air Hockey. There is also an opportunity to ‘Play for Prizes’, where visitors can win tickets on their favourite games and exchange them for fun goodies.

Find out more about the measures and guidance to ensure customers can “Have Fun and Play Safe” here: