Main Event Entertainment open for business

Highlands Ranch game center hosts first fundraising event

Posted 11/26/18

A hub of entertainment in the community just got a new player: Main Event Entertainment. The over-the-top game center officially opened Nov. 19 at 64 Centennial Blvd., adjacent to AMC Highlands Ranch …

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Main Event Entertainment open for business

Highlands Ranch game center hosts first fundraising event

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A hub of entertainment in the community just got a new player: Main Event Entertainment.

The over-the-top game center officially opened Nov. 19 at 64 Centennial Blvd., adjacent to AMC Highlands Ranch 24 and a variety of restaurants, including C.B. & Potts, Sports Lounge Off Broadway and Outback Steakhouse.

A step inside the giant box-like building offers electric lights beaming from more than 130 arcade games, 22 bowling lanes with floor-to-ceiling screens as a backdrop, a ropes course, laser tag arena, dining area, bar and other family-friendly activities.

“We provide a really fun, safe, family environment for people to hang out,” said John Lindsay, sales and events manager. “We want it to be a safe place for kids to hang out after a ball game or a basketball game.”

Based in Dallas, Main Event Entertainment currently has 42 locations across 16 states. The Highlands Ranch location is Colorado’s first.

Surrounding communities have similar entertainment destinations, such as Boondocks in Parker, Bowlero in Lone Tree and Round 1 at Southwest Plaza in Jefferson County.

All businesses offer bowling, food and arcade games.

Main Event Entertainment has space for birthday parties and corporate meetings. The dining area offers a handcrafted menu with everything from shareable appetizers to salmon and steak entrees. A fully stocked bar has nearby televisions blasting sports games.

The company plans to partner with local organizations and schools to host events, such as after-prom parties and sports celebrations. It held its first fundraising event on its second day open.

Denver Broncos standout Bradley Roby hosted the fifth annual Orange and Blue Bowling Bash, in partnership with Strikes for Kids, a national nonprofit formed in 2012 that partners with more than 125 NFL and NBA players.

The nonprofit coordinates bowling, golf and softball events in all NFL cities and various NBA markets, its website says.

Fans and families come together for an affordable, fun event while supporting a worthy cause.

Local companies purchased sponsorships for the Nov. 20 event at Main Event Entertainment, which included bowling, a silent auction, a gourmet buffet dinner and photo ops with Broncos superstars.

The roughly $15,000 raised went toward new bikes for kids in the Denver Broncos Boys and Girls Club, formed in 2003 to assist children in need across the Denver metro area.

“Any time we can give back,” said Brandon Marshall, Broncos linebacker, “I’m all for it.”

Based on community feedback, Main Event Entertainment is expected to be a go-to for families across the Denver metro area.

“It’s pretty impressive,” said Wayne Callahan, of Lakewood. “It’s something I would bring my kids to.”

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