Main Event Entertainment is expanding our footprint outside of Texas for the first time! We are super excited about moving to Tempe, Arizona and we want you guys to help show them how much! Join Main Event Entertainment on Instagram for our #EatBowlPlay Photo Contest! From Nov. 1, 2013 though Nov. 28, 2013, we’re giving away $100 FUNcards every week and one lucky fan will win a FREE Birthday Party for 10 people (A $230 value) at the end of the contest.

Main Event Entertainment Instagram contest #eatbowlplay


Whether it’s a selfie of you bowling, a picture of your friends playing in the arcade or a photo of your kids gearing up for laser tag, we want to see and show our new Tempe friends. If food photography is your thing or you have a talent for capturing the perfect angle of a bowling ball, we want to see those photos too! Upload your photos to Instagram with the hashtag #EatBowlPlay and you could win. Photo opportunities are everywhere at Main Event, so get creative!

Every Friday for four weeks, we will give away a $100 Main Event Entertainment FUNcard to our favorite photo. And, at the end of the contest, we’ll award one lucky fan a FREE Birthday party for having our ultimate favorite #EatBowlPlay photo!

Here’s how it works:

1. Follow @MainEventEntertainment on Instagram.

2. Take a photo of yourself, friends or family having fun and eating, bowling or playing at Main Event Entertainment. Or take photos that represent the Main Event Eat.Bowl.Play. experience without people in them.

3. Post your photo on Instagram and include the hashtag “#EatBowlPlay”.

4. Check the Instagram posts from @MainEventEntertainment every Friday evening to find out who won the weekly prize.

5. Check the Instagram posts from @MainEventEntertainment on Friday evening, Nov. 29, to find out who won the grand prize of a FREE Birthday party for 10 people ($230 value).

So what are you waiting for? Get started! Show us how much fun you’re having at Main Event Entertainment.

Click here for official rules and full contest details.

How many times can I enter?

You can enter as many times as you like.

When are the weekly winners announced?

We announce the weekly winners every Friday evening on our @MainEventEntertainment Instagram account and the Main Event Entertainment Facebook page.

It’s Friday and I don’t see a winner posted. Did I miss something?

Winners will be posted in the evening on Friday.

What are the date ranges for each week of the contest?

Each week of the contest runs a full 7 days, except the first week, which is shorter. The contest week starts on Friday and entries of that week and end the following Thursday. Here is the full schedule of how the weeks are divided:

Week 1: Nov. 1 – Nov. 7 (Weekly winner is announced Nov. 8)

Week 2: Nov. 9 – Nov. 14 (Weekly winner is announced Nov. 15)

Week 3: Nov. 15  – Nov. 21 (Weekly winner is announced Nov. 22)

Week 4: Nov. 22 – Nov. 28 (Weekly winner is announced Nov. 29)

What if I have an old Instagram photo that I want to enter? Can I just add the #EatBowlPlay hashtag to it?

No. Only photos posted to Instagram during the contest period are eligible. If you have an on old Instagram photo that you want to enter, you would need to re-post the photo to Instagram during the contest period.

What if I have a photo that wasn’t taken at a Main Event location that I want to enter?

Only photos taken at Main Event Entertainment are eligible for the contest (see locations here).

How do I know if I am a winner?

We will re-post your photo on the @MainEventEntertainment Instagram account. We will also reply to your original photo to notify you that you have won. You can also look for your photo on the Main Event Entertainment Facebook page.


Start snapping those pictures and good luck!


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Main Event

Main Event Entertainment is proud to preview to all its fans our newest concept currently under development! We are excited to bring to you Bowl Proud—a social media movement and another way to take pride in ourselves.
To give a little bit of a back-story, we simply felt the need to celebrate the bowler in everyone. We are certainly not all professionals on the lanes, but we all have a game nonetheless. We understand that every person who walks in our center has a story, an experience. Your bowl is your experience. So the creation of Bowl Proud is our tribute to you. Let’s have some fun…Come Bowl Proud with us…

Bowl Proud Hashtag

#Bowl Proud – Take Pride in your style.

It all begins with hashtag #bowlproud. Hashtag #bowlproud will be a conversation starter. As you experience the FUN of Main Event, you’ll now have a way to share those experiences with us on Facebook and Twitter. Tag your stories and comments with #bowlproud; tag your pictures on the lanes with #bowlproud; tag anything relevant with #bowlproud. Whether you’re with family, church members, a party or group, girlfriends or guyfriends, there’s interaction for everyone!

The great thing about this project is that everyone’s bowling “personality” fits into the Bowl Proud community. We thought it would be FUN to name our bowling “personalities”, here are a few we’ve come up with: the Bumper Babe, the Trip & Tosser, the Ramp Racer, the Gutter Duster, the Graceful Glider, and the Supreme Striker.

Everyone has that one name that describes them. Take me for example. When I say that my bowling skills are highly limited, it’s a complete understatement. My last bowling score barely broke 50 (I know, it’s sad). I know I’m a Gutter Duster and I have no shame in that…I Bowl Proud. What kind of bowler are you?

The Bowl Proud experience won’t just stop there. There are tons of more fun things we have planned for this project…but right now they’re our little secret.
If you’re a fan of Main Event, then you know it’s our goal to give you the best Eat.Bowl.Play. experience possible. Bowl Proud complements the “Bowl” in Eat.Bowl.Play. So, after giving you the 411 on Bowl Proud, we only have one question for you…ARE YOU IN?

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Main Event

Mother's Day at Main Event

Hey moms, are looking for something to do for Mother’s Day?

If you are like me, when you have kids, getting affection from them is truly the greatest gift of all.  And, if you have tweens and teens you probably are experiencing an affection drought!  At one time, these little babe’s who thought you were the most beautiful and best mom in the world,  showered you with hugs and kisses are nowhere to be seen unless it’s time for allowance!

So, moms, if what you really want is some attention and affection from your kiddos, you must take control on the one day they’re especially obligated to do something for and with you.

Forget going to a nice brunch or getting a cold gift card for a spa day.  Take your kids out on an adventure!   I promise, you’ll remember this long after any mani-pedi at the spa.

The secret to a memorable mother’s day with kids

I come up with the plan for my mother’s day to get the kids out with me but in and environment more conducive to activity and laughter that THEY will love too.

This has been a tradition for years now and it’s just me and the kids without daddy.
(Dad has to do something a little more special but that’s a different blog post.)

For several years the kids and I went to the big amusement park and seemed to have the place to ourselves, which was awesome.  But it’s gotten so crowded and sometime the weather either heat or rain messed up the plan.  So, we’ve stopped that as a destination.

Our favorite place to do Mother’s Day is now Main Event!

Go a little early and get right on a bowling lane without waiting.  Or, if you have to get your name on the list, have a delicious lunch (they’re new menu is yummy good with something for everyone).

My daughter and I especially rock the bowling shoe fashion and my son likes how the heavier bowling ball accentuates his growing bicep strength.

It’s hard to be grumpy or sulk when playing at Main Event.  The music is pumping and the lights and sounds add festive energy pumping up the fun factor.

I can go on about the laser tag, arcade competitions and other things to do at Main Event.  But, I recommend you try it out.  Take your kids to Main Event if your looking formsomething fun to do on Mother’s Day.

Because as we know, MOTHER’S KNOW BEST!

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Main Event

Things to do on Valentines Day

Stumped at what to do for a date night or looking for something a little different than the norm for Valentines Day?

Candlelit dinners are so old school romance…… and soooo over the top expensive.  Some feel forced into spending on things that won’t last like flowers and candy.

Main Event has another option for this “Hallmark holiday”.

Modern Valentine’s Day Outing

This Valentines Day, shake things up a bit and go someplace where you can laugh out loud, run around and eat with your hands instead!  Laughter and fun times make long lasting memories and bring people closer together more than any stuffy dinner date.

So, express your affection this Valentines Day at Main Event Entertainment.  Whether it’s with a long time sweetie, a new love interest, or a way to show your kids that you can go a little crazy with them (instead of because of them), you should just come as you are and make it a special opportunity to show how much you care.

Teenagers can invite someone they like to go to Main Event and not feel so weird like on a typical dinner date.  Go as a group of couples and multiply the chance of getting some funny pictures or videos of the bowling action or trick shots on the pool tables.

Valentine’s Day Dinner and Specials

Check out the specials page on our website to see what’s going on and plan your visit around our specials.   Anytime you come, you’ll be surprised to see our new menu and how grown up it is – certainly date-worthy.

No matter what the holiday, any time you’re with friends or loved-ones having some fun and making some laughs, it will be one to remember.

Love is in the Center

So if you’re looking for fun things to do on Valentine’s Day or to spark up some affection throughout the year, get closer with the ones you love with a little bowling, laser tag, gaming, climbing.  Check out your closest location for other Main Event family fun center specific activities available.

And to our wonderful customers, we’d just like to say …..

Roses are Red

Violets are Blue

Each day of the year,

We really Love You!  xxoo

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Main Event

Main Event is very much committed to offering a family-friendly environment, and our goal is to ensure all of our guests and families are provided a safe and enjoyable experience. Bowling by its very nature appeals to a very broad demographic and Main Event Entertainment works very hard to attract a diverse work force to serve a very diverse clientele. As an organization, our foremost concern is that all of our guests and staff are treated with dignity and respect in each of our centers, regardless of sexual orientation, age, race, color, religion, or national origin.

Main Event invites our diverse group of patrons to provide feedback on their experiences and how we can better serve our customers. Main Event is committed to providing an enjoyable “Eat.Bowl.Play” experience at each location and we thoroughly welcome feedback.

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Family Bowling Entertainment

New Year’ Resolution:  Have More Fun!

Let Main Event Facilitate this Important Goal for 2013

Having fun is really a state of mind and the feeling you have when doing something you like around people you like.    Set your goals to add more fun into your world in 2013.

Unless you take action, though, goals and resolutions never come to be.    So Main Event is here to help you with easy steps to ensure you get your fun done in the new year.

How to have fun:

Step 1:  Identify your free time.   Book your Fun.

No one has free time these days because your time ends up getting filled with something.  But much of it is random and not nearly as important as moments of laughter and joy with family and friends.   So, look ahead a BOOK SOME TIME FOR FUN in your calendars.

Step 2:   Invite others.

Sometimes all it takes is for one person to take initiative in planning an event or an outing.  Most people love it when someone else has a great idea and organizes the details.  At Main Event we can help with party planning or just make recommendations on the best way to play through the different games available in our centers.    Or, of course, you can just show up and go with the flow and see where the fun takes you.

Step 3:  Leave your worries behind.

Whether it’s school or work or stresses of life.  Leave it at the door.  Entering Main Event is a time to relax from your daily grind and remember how good it feels to giggle, to be silly, to laugh out loud.   Bring your happy attitude.

Step 4:  Be adventurous.

Maybe you stick with the games or the bowling you are familiar with – or maybe you get adventurous and try something new.   Have you done a ropes course or laser tag?  Maybe your Main Event location has Glow Golf or the Gravitrone thrill ride.  Challenge your group to get out of your comfort zone and the laughs will follow.  Guaranteed.

Step 5:  Repeat

Now as some point you will have to go home.  But remember your New Year’s Resolution to Have More Fun?  Take action and plan your next gathering at the family fun center.   Next time you may want to join in for one of the special events throughout the year.  Every month has some special offer and event.  Or get really committed to fun by joining a bowling league or renting out the place for your company party.

Let Main Event Entertainment help you get your FUN DONE in 2013.

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Main Event

It’s the midst of Fall and the leaves are rustling, the temperature is dropping (as much as temperatures drop in Texas) and we have plenty of reasons to FALL in love with Main Event this season.

We’ve got $5 FUNbination where you can choose your own combination of FUN  and play all day long if you’d like to for just $5 for each activity from Open to Close, Sunday through Friday through November 16th.  .Want to bowl all you want from Open to Close…it’s just 5 bucks per person! Want to play Laser Tag and Billiards all day long…you can! … for just 5 bucks each!  Add rock climbing, mini golf or Gravity where available…you guessed it…just 5 bucks each!

Plus, until October 31st, get in on our Laser Tag Spooktacular where our Laser Tag arena takes on an other worldly dimension with spooky music $5 ALL YOU CAN PLAY Laser Tag all month long.

Jump into your Halloween costume and head out to Main Event on Sunday, October 28th from 2pm – 6pm.  Guests in costume will receive a special treat and can join our costume contest and possibly win some great prizes.

Rumor has it, but it hasn’t been proven, that one of our centers could be haunted.  Late at night doors open by themselves, footsteps can be heard on the 2nd level of an empty Laser Tag arena, shadows mysteriously appear on the walls of the Game Room and strange lights dart down the hallways in Party Street.  True?  We won’t say…you’ll just have to come in and see if the spirit moves you……Mwaaa haaa haaa

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Main Event

Unusual competition on the bowling lanes pits balls vs. pins

The crowds cheered as the bowling alley lights went down and the music came on.  It was Laser Jam Night at Main Event, and anticipation was in the air.  Everyone was ready for another fantastic night of competitive sport and sheer entertainment.  They eagerly collected their bowling shoes, and chose their weapon for the immense bowling experience.  However, the crowd didn’t realize the battle that was within.  For the bowling balls and bowling pins, tonight was serious business…they had a century old bet to settle.

Rolanda and Tip – A Bowling Ball vs. Pin Fight for Pizza

Who did the bowler find more fun to play with?  Rolanda, a size 12, shiny red bowling ball just knew it was the balls.  But Tip, the leader of the pins, knew that wasn’t so!  To make things more interesting, they made it into a bet: whoever was the most fun to play with would be able to eat all the pizza in the food court.   As the bowlers lined up at their alleys, the sides began to mock each other. 

“They obviously like US better!  They prefer to roll US instead of you!” the balls shouted.

 “Are you insane?  They like to choose which one of US they will knock down a lot more than they like to choose YOU!” the pins shouted. 

Rolanda began to shout as well.  “Listen up pinheads, I want that pizza, and I am not gonna be stopped by a bunch a oversized tooth picks!” she screamed. 

“Is that the best you got”, shouted Tip. “You look like a bunch of oversized pepperoni stuck together with super-glue!” 

“Yeah, well I’m ‘bout to go pepperoni all over your face!”  The buzzer went off and Rolanda was the first to go. 

She yelled at Tip, “I’m gonna knock your red stripes off!” 

“Oh no your not!” the pins shouted back, and they pushed her into the gutter.

 “You’re gonna pay for that!”  Another ball rolled up to the pins, and they stepped aside to make him miss. 

“I guess its time for a good ol’ fashioned SIDE SWIPE!” he yelled.  The ball moved to the right side and knocked 6 pins down.  “Yeah, score one for the balls back home!”

 The balls continued their advance.  Pins were knocked down left and right, and the crowd cheered with excitement.

Bowling game winner gets pizza – causes fight to the finish

When the clock struck midnight, the sport reached maximum intensity.  Balls were being rolled left and right, pins were flying up in the air, and the winner of the bet was drawing all the more closer.  Rolanda was serious now: by that time she had knocked the top off of a pin’s head, tossed another ball into another lane, and nearly hit some kid in the leg.  “Dat cheese is as good as mine,” she said.  The other bowling balls were equally excited.  They couldn’t wait to eat that delicious pizza.  They decided to give one last devastating charge to end it.  With that the bowlers lifted their balls high and blasted them onto the lanes.  They were rolling at light speed, the lanes being torn apart in their wake.  The bowling pins stood firm like a brick wall and Tip was ready to push them back.  Their formation was so strong the collision with the bowling balls caused a massive ricochet that catapulted them all into the food court.  With their fancy colors and their funny faces, they all realized the Balls had won the Battle.  Rolanda gave a final shout out “Thanks Pin Heads!  I’m going to the food court for pizza!”

Note from Main Event:  We appreciate the creativity of our student guest bloggers!  We hope their creative posts inspire fun and imagination in all who read them.   We invite you to participate in the fun at one of our family fun centers near you.  Main Event is a great destination for all ages and levels of imagination.

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Main Event

Are you hitting the gym again for the same old boring exercise routine?  Main Event challenges you to try something new!  Get to your local Main Event bowling alley for your health.  Yes, bowling is good exercise with side benefits.

Bowling Burns Calories

Bowling is an anaerobic type of physical exercise, similar to walking with free weights. Bowling helps in burning calories and works muscle groups not usually exercised. The flexing and stretching in bowling works tendons, joints, ligaments, and muscles in the arms and promotes weight loss. While most sports are not for elderly people, it is possible to practice bowling very well at advanced ages.

Apart from the physical benefits, it also has psychosocial benefits, strengthening friendships or creating new ones in groups. – Wikipedia

Laughter is healthy

We think the best health benefit is from the laughter and strengthening of friendships.    Individual or family bowling brings on the laughter – by watching others or laughing at oneself, humor is healthy.

Laughter has other benefits besides burning calories, including relief of emotional stress and a workout for the muscles of the diaphragm, abdomen, back, and shoulders.  So work that core extra hard with each bowl and giggle!  See what has to say about healthy laughter: 

At Main Event, bowling and laughter go naturally together and will be more fun than gym machines or any yoga leg-up downward dog kind of movement.  So, mix up your exercise routine and come bowling at Main Event …for the exercise (wink wink). 

We recommend 30 minutes, 3 times per week.

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Main Event

One thing I truly love about Main Event is its versatility. I can take my grandma, my brother, my team, my best friends, the kids I babysit, or even my boyfriend! No matter who I’m with I will always have options of fun things to do. For instance, my first date was at Main Event and it was the perfect set up! We bowled which is fun competition, shared food at a great price, and even had arcade games and a little music to protect us from any awkward silences. (There’s always at least one!) My high school even has our post prom party at Main Event and every year nothing but great things are said about the experience.

Fun Card, Food & Games

It’s so easy to convince my friends to go to Main Event with me because there are so many selling points! If you want food they have it all! Pizza, Chicken Fingers, drinks, and even candies! The arcade games are not only kid friendly, but parent friendly too! Sometimes it is hard for adults to figure out some of the new games, but not here. And you never have to worry about losing any tokens or tickets because everything you need to have is on one little fun card!

If you haven’t ever played laser tag before, this is the place you want to go to do it. They have the best obstacles to have laser war around; you can divide and conquer, attack the flanks, or put the team on your back and go Rambo on your opposing team! There are so many reasons to want to go to Main Event, and these are just a few. But if you really want a taste of the fun go to Main Event Frisco and you can experience what I have!

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Main Event