Published on June 11th, 2014 | by TLV News0
Malco Breaks Ground on Family Entertainment Center in Oxford, Mississippi
Bowling and Family Entertainment Center to Open in Phase 2
Memphis, Tenn – Monday, June 9, 2014 – Malco Theatres is pleased to announce that site work is complete and construction has begun on its bowling and family entertainment center in Oxford, Mississippi. Completion is set for early 2015.
The Premier Lanes Entertainment Center, located at the corner of Sisk Avenue and Highway 7 next to the Oxford Commons Cinema, will feature a new ultra-modern bowling center with miniature golf and a laser maze.This will be Malco’s second Family Entertainment Center, joining the recently opened Premier Lanes and Family Entertainment Center in Gonzales, Louisiana.
The new building will encompass approximately 45,000 square feet and feature a full-service bar and café with oversized TV screens, 14 lanes of open bowling and six lanes of boutique bowling for VIP events, as well as a pro shop, an arcade, and prize redemption center. Additional amenities will include league and cosmic bowling, birthday parties and group functions.
“We have been in the bowling business for over 50 years,” said Jimmie Tashie, Executive Vice President. “And our new centers are very exciting with amenities that include a VIP lounge, boutique lanes, and a restaurant. We are totally committed to the town of Oxford and believe the rich culture the area has enjoyed for many decades will continue long into the future.”
Malco just opened the Gonzales Cinema in Gonzales, LA, completing its first Bowling/Family Entertainment Center/Cinema complex, as well as the Olive Branch Cinema in Olive Branch, MS. Malco also recently completed the renovation of the Ridgeway Cinema Grill (formerly the Ridgeway Four Cinema) in Memphis, the Forest Hill Cinema in Germantown, Tennessee and the newly acquired Winchester Cinema in Winchester, KY. Upcoming projects include Millington, TN; and Jackson, TN, along with several unannounced locations.
Memphis, TN-based Malco Theatres is a fourth-generation family owned and operated business that will reach its 100th anniversary in 2015. Malco Theatres operates over 330 screens at 32 locations across the Mid-South, as well as bowling and family entertainment centers in Louisiana.