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Hollywood Bowl transformed into Crawley’s own walk of fame, following £450,000 refurbishment

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Work has been completed at Hollywood Bowl’s Crawley centre to transform it into a glamorous latest generation venue.

Completed to coincide with the reopening of Hollywood Bowl’s English centres on 15th August, the £450,000 refurbishment took place during lockdown, with the UK’s biggest bowling operator updating its iconic American décor to make its Crawley centre more stylish than ever.

The upgraded Hollywood Bowl has seen the makeover of its existing 24 lanes, plus the addition of two new ones and the inclusion of the new state-of-the-art scoring system. Visitors looking for the real ‘star’ treatment can also take advantage of the renovated VIP lanes, with new plush furnishings.

In addition to the upgraded lanes, guests can also treat themselves to a range of tasty American-style classics in the new-look Hollywood Diner. The offering includes burgers and dogs, and delicious freshly made shakes.

The 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.

The centre’s impressive arcade area has also been transformed and now features the most popular and industry-leading games, and the opportunity to ‘Play for Prizes’, where visitors can win tickets on their favourite games and exchange them for a range of fun rewards.

Lewis Harvey, Centre Manager at Hollywood Bowl Crawley said:

The refurbishment has not only given the centre a completely new look, it’s given our guests so much more variety too! The centre has had a glamorous LA-style makeover and we’re delighted to be able to continue to give our customers the best family entertainment experience with our transformation into a new generation Hollywood Bowl.”

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

Guests have the choice to wear disposable gloves for their games, must wear their own suitable footwear and use the available hand sanitiser upon entry and exit. Enhanced cleaning takes place throughout the day, including the cleaning of bowling balls, lane seating and touch screens in between every game.

Find out more about the new safety measures and guidance to ensure customers can “Have Fun and Play Safe” here: https://www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk/have-fun-play-safe

Customers are encouraged to pre-book bowling to guarantee their lane, and can now make bookings for the Crawley centre via the Hollywood Bowl website. Visit www.hollywoodbowl.co.uk to book your game.

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Cllr Brian Quinn and Crawley Mayor champion Broadfield Barton

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It is a welcome sight seeing stores opening across the town again, and none more so than in Broadfield Barton where the towns Mayor and Cllr Guidera met up with Broadfield Cllr Brian Quinn to champion the area.

Speaking about the visit Mayor Guidera said:

“I was delighted to be hosted today by almost certainly the most well-known councillor in Crawley, Broadfield Cllr Brian Quinn, for a tour of the local small businesses and charity shops at Broadfield Barton. Brian knew everybody (as I expected!) and it was a really enjoyable afternoon spent meeting the people who run the community shops that serve the residents of Broadfield so well.

One older resident stopped us and spoke about how one of the shops had been so helpful during the lockdown, going to great lengths to be able to provide fresh produce that, as we know was running out everywhere back then, so the community had what it needed over the past few, very difficult months. The friendly staff of the Santa Maria cafe, rightly proud of their fabulous Madeiran cooking, were so welcoming and having eaten there many times before I can say if you haven’t been there yet you are missing out!

They have plenty of outdoor seating too! The last place we visited was the newsagents, which is actually a fully stocked convenience store! Again, so welcoming with a great selection, even an American sweets and drinks area! Of course it’s important to mention both the relate charity shop and St Vincent’s do both raise money to serve the local community in their different capacities comma please remember them when you are done eating stuff if you live nearer to them they are very grateful for any support you offer in terms of bric-a-brac donations and clothing.

So, thank you Cllr Quinn, and thank you to all of the people who were so friendly and welcoming today, including the many residents who stopped us for photographs!”

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