Main Event New Year's Eve

I was on the internet looking for things to do to entertain the kid’s over the holidays and was checking out Main Event’s web site and was so excited to see that Main Event is bringing back their New Year’s Eve All You Can Play packages again this year!

Our family went last year for the first time and had such a good time we talked about it for days.

It was nice to be able to celebrate as a family for a change.  For years, my husband and I have had to find a sitter (not an easy feat for New Year’s Eve!), book reservations for dinner or a hotel party or go to a local watering hole to celebrate. Every place was always over-crowded, over-priced and underwhelming and we spent the night feeling guilty that we weren’t home to blow noisemakers, hoot n’ holler and celebrate with the kids.

Not last year.  Last year was a blast!   I found it on a whim one day when I was once again looking for fun things to do as a family.  It was just a few days before New Year’s Eve and I panicked that it would be sold out, but when I called Main Event the friendly voice on the other end of the line assured me that no advance purchase or reservations were necessary, just come and have a great time.

We went and bowled a few games and the kids went and played laser tag while my husband and I enjoyed an adult beverage and shot a game of pool.  We all went down to the arcade and played some video games and then everyone picked their favorite activity and we did each as a family.  It was really nice!!

We then sat down for a meal and were really impressed by the variety and quality of the food.  The kids got chicken fingers and pizza, my husband devoured the ribs, while I had flatbread and a salad.

Another thing I loved about celebrating at Main Event, and I probably shouldn’t admit this, but I loved that fact that I didn’t have to get my hair done and buy an expensive dress and wear painful high heels.  I was able to have a casual evening with the family and really enjoy myself.

Well all that said, I guess you don’t have to guess too hard where you’ll find our family this year on New Year’s Eve.  You guessed it…we’ll be ringin’ it in the right way at Main Event Entertainment.

*New Year’s Eve offer available on Saturday, December 31st, 2012 only (Winter FUNpass and Monday Night Madness not available on this day). Certain restrictions apply. Please Click here for details.

27
Dec
2012
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As I walked down the Main Streets, my first reaction was Vegas!  The atmosphere consisted of flashing bright lights, colorful backgrounds, and the cheering of crowds.  Everyone everywhere was having fun on all the events, like bowling, pool, and the arcade casino.  Eager to get started on our tour of this fun city, my friend and I quickly got moving.  A rather popular game I decided to take a gamble at was bowling, the objective being as simple as knocking a few pins to the ground.  I‘ve always enjoyed a good gamble when the occasion jumps at me. 

We got our bowling shoes, the only footwear capable of resisting the slippery floor of the bowling alleys.  I carefully chose my ball.  Amateurs like me always need two things to get a good game: a steady hand and good luck…..mostly luck.  I finally chose my ball: a nice round size 12 ball.  The pins stared at me, trying to mess up my shot.  The blank stare on their faces can really make a guy lose his focus.  Ignoring them, I rolled by ball, landing a hit on 3 of them, 8 more still standing.  I unfortunately was unable to knock all of them down on my next shot.  My partner took her shot, no hits.  I had another chance to keep my lead.  I rolled the ball straight down the middle: strike!  Oh, it’s a rare instance to get a strike, and I always cheer myself when I make one!  My friend and I continued to play a few more games.  She did better as we played on, but I still kept topping the score. 

When we were finished with our bowling gamble, we headed to the casino to play some games.  I had heard everyone enjoys the casino.  If you win a game, you get currency (tickets).  The currency can be spent to buy stuff at the stands.  I had no interests in the stands today though.  There was only one game I was prepared to play: the Star Wars Arcade.  Tricky little machine had been knocking me to the ground and laughing at me for years.  It was time for payback.  I deposited my cash and sat in the big chair and grabbed the controller.  The game started.  Before I knew it I was blasting my way through virtual TIE fighters and snow walkers.  Alas, it beat me again.  But what a thrill it is to play that game. 

I get a smile every time no matter how long it beats me.  On our way out of the city we decided to grab a drink for old times sake.  Our drink of choice: a nice slushy.   I watched that machine mix the ice and blue raspberry goodness.  Just looking at that blue liquid made me long to be quenched.  I began to suck it down as we walked out down the Main Streets of Main Event.

07
Nov
2012
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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

25
Oct
2012
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Main Event

Main Event San Antonio Opening

The newest Main Event Entertainment is now open for business in the Alamo City, making it our tenth location in Texas. The 50,000 square-foot facility is conveniently located in The Legacy Shopping Center off Loop 1604 and U.S. 281 on San Antonio’s far North Side.

We are excited about the opening of our 10th Main Event Entertainment location and our continued expansion throughout Texas in 2012 and outside of Texas starting in 2013. This is just the beginning of the commitment we’ve made to grow the company and our team is looking forward to being a part of the San Antonio community and helping families and corporate guests experience fun in a new way.

Main Event San Antonio, open seven days a week, offers entertainment options for the entire family such as, premier bowling lanes, multi-level laser tag, a Gravity ropes course that looms high above a games area filled with state-of-the-art games, full-service premium stocked bars and more. Similar to other Main Event Entertainment locations across the state, the San Antonio complex offers free Wi-Fi and has the capacity to host family gatherings, birthday parties for all ages, corporate and private events with VIP accommodations, superb dining options and superior guest service.

Main Event San Antonio was built with the entire family in mind. Our high definition giant television screens, ultra modern laser tag arena and gravity ropes course suspended above the games area are sure to be among our favorite attractions.  We are really taking fun to a whole new level in order to become San Antonio’s premier Eat. Bowl. Play. destination.

Main Event San Antonio is truly our flagship location.  If you’ve been to other Main Event locations or are visiting us for the first time, prepare to be awestruck as you walk through the doors of this beautiful new family entertainment center.

If you are in the San Antonio area, be sure to stop by and check us out!

26
Jun
2012
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