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£2.4m Hollywood Bowl arrives in style at intu Watford

The brand-new Hollywood Bowl intu Watford celebrated its official opening in style on Thursday night, with a VIP launch party befitting its Hollywood name.

The glitzy VIP party, which was attended by local families, businesses, social media influencers and press, was hosted by everyone’s favourite Hollywood actress ‘Marilyn’, who cut the ribbon to officially launch the centre and posed for photos with guests.

Part of the intu Watford retail and leisure complex’s £180 million extension, the 23,600 sq ft Hollywood Bowl opened its doors in December, creating 40 new jobs in the process.

An impressive £2.4m project has seen the development of the new-generation 14-lane Hollywood Bowl entertainment centre in intu’s new Atrium area (formerly Charter Place) – making it the go-to destination for family, friends and work colleagues alike, whatever the occasion. The centre sits alongside other big-name brands in the intu Watford extension, including IMAX Cineworld, TGI Fridays and Yo! Sushi.

The new centre’s 14 lanes are set against a striking backdrop, complete with plush furniture and contemporary American décor. It’s also home to a Hollywood Diner serving gourmet burgers, hot dogs, freshly made thick shakes served in retro milk bottles, and signature desserts.

Alongside the Diner is an American-style bar offering speciality cocktails, and two American pool tables for those wanting to sit back and relax before or after a game.

Visitors can also play in Hollywood Bowl’s famous amusements area, which features leading games such as Mario Kart, Crossy Roads, Cruis’n Blast and retro games like Space Invaders and Pacman Hoops. There’s also the opportunity to ‘Play for Prizes’, where visitors can win tickets on their favourite games and exchange them for fun goodies.

Abigail Harris, Centre Manager for Hollywood Bowl intu Watford, said: “As the UK’s leading bowling company, we’re really excited to have opened a new centre at intu Watford.

“The feedback we’ve received from customers so far has been extremely positive so far, we can’t wait to welcome new customers yet to receive Hollywood Bowl experience!”

Vicki Costello, general manager at intu Watford, said: “We’re incredibly excited that Hollywood Bowl has opened in the new development at intu Watford. This highly-anticipated addition gives families, friends and businesses a fantastic leisure offering to complete a great day or night out in Watford.”

The centre at intu Watford is the second Hollywood Bowl to open its doors in Watford and has joined the existing centre at Woodside Leisure Park in Garston. The new centre is currently recruiting for a number of exciting new roles. Visit www.careers.hollywoodbowl.co.uk for more information.