Here is some news about two new locations out there although unfortunately details on exact game selection and photos for both is in very short supply at present. I offer up what I have been able to figure out so far and yes, these thumbnail pictures are the best I can find on each facility so far.
First is one that happened in September that I only heard of a short time ago, the 2nd Round 1 location in the USA, particularly at the Moreno Valley Mall in Moreno Valley, CA. Round 1 is a large company in Japan that is an FEC that combines bowling, arcades, karaoke, billiards, darts, ping pong, etc. into one facility. Their first US location in the City of Industry, CA has been popular and a goto location to find some rare gems that you otherwise can only find in Japan. They have the capital however to go the extra mile and have English translations done for some of these particular machines like the newer versions of Guitar Freaks/Drum Mania or Dariusburst Another Chronicle EX. I have been unable to locate a list of games at the new facility but we can at least assume that it is stocked with the latest games.You can visit the Moreno Valley Round 1 Facebook page here.
(Thanks to The Stinger Report for the tip on this one)
On the second location we head over to Arizona where the UltraStar Cinema’s is preparing to launch their largest complex in their chain in Maricopa, AZ. The new facility will cover nearly 165,000 sq. ft. and in addition to 12 movie screens, a bowling center, various food options, lazer tag and an amphitheater, they also will have a “Play ‘N Win Game Cente redemption arcade for all ages”. According to the press release about it, it will be “a large arcade area featuring the newest and hottest video and redemption games.” But so far, there is no list I can find of what games are there. The new facility will be open on November 15th. That actually will be happening the day after a major new theater will be opening its doors in the mall where my own arcade is located, north of Arizona in Utah by the name of Larry H. Miller Megaplex Theaters. They will have a lot of technology like this UltraStar theater will have, such as new D-Box motion seats and VIP rooms. I was told initially that the facility wouldn’t have an arcade so I’ve stuck around in the mall but of course now I’ve been hearing rumors that they will in fact have some arcade games of some kind. If so, I will share it here, unless its just a game or two where it might not really matter. Anyways, here is the website for the new UltraStar facility. And for those interested, here is the press release about the location:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UltraStar Cinemas’ Largest Complex Nearing Completion; New UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle Houses Nine Entertainment Venues Under One Roof
State-of-the-art entertainment complex, UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle, to open its doors to Valley residents seeking a one-of-a-kind entertainment destination.
Phoenix, AZ (October 18, 2012) – UltraStar Cinemas’ fourth Arizona facility promises to blow away Valley residents seeking a truly exclusive entertainment experience and will set the
standard for all entertainment destinations all across the United States. The groundbreaking of the facility took place just under a year ago at Ak-Chin Circle in Maricopa next door to Harrah’s
Ak-Chin Casino and is scheduled to open its doors to the public November 15th. Fresh off interviewing residents from Maricopa, the Ak-Chin Community and many other Valley residents
for 225 open employment positions, the complex will open in conjunction with the highly anticipated Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2.
“We’ve talked to folks from Maricopa, Chandler, Ahwatukee, Phoenix and all over the Valley and we keep hearing the same thing; ‘We need a place to go where everything is conveniently
located under one roof’,” observed Adam Saks, VP of Operations/General Manager of UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle. “Our new complex will bring residents and visitors
exactly the kind of convenient entertainment options they’re looking for in a completely state-of-the-art facility.”
The UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle introduces a first-of-its-kind entertainment mecca to Arizona. Approaching 165,000 square feet, the center will house:
- UltraStar Cinemas, a twelve screen state-of-the-art Pure Digital Cinema® with 3D
- capabilities and D-BOX motion seats
- Ten Pins Down, the most technologically advanced bowling center in the state
- 347 Grill, a gourmet/casual restaurant
- Luxe Lounge, a sports themed bar for guests 21 and older
- Urban Arena Laser Tag, a two story laser tag battleground
- Play ‘n Win Game Center, a redemption arcade for all ages
- J Bar, a sophisticated escape from the normal movie fare
- Cones Café, an ice cream and coffee café
- Ak-Chin Amphitheater, a great venue to enjoy an outdoor show
UltraStar Cinemas’ twelve screen state-of-the-art theater will feature exclusive Pure Digital Cinema® presentation in all auditoriums, stadium seating, 3D capability and D-BOX motion
seats to experience the action from the screen. In addition to their family auditoriums, adults 21 and over will be able to enjoy a VIP movie experience in the STAR CLASS balconies, featuring
in-seat ordering with a wide selection of dining options including full bar service.
The newest and most technologically advanced bowling center in the state of Arizona, Ten Pins Down will deliver the ultimate bowling experience. It will offer twenty-four lanes, including eight
VIP lanes available for group events and parties. Ten Pins Down will provide a family-friendly bowling experience with on-lane dining and multiple bowling themes for all ages and levels of
The 347 Grill will offer delicious gourmet food at great prices, served in a casual atmosphere. This full service, sit-down restaurant will provide both indoor and patio seating options, with
personalized service. Customers will be offered tablet computers to order their meals, review movie times, check bowling lane availability and play games.
LUXE LOUNGE, located on the second level, will host guests 21 years and older who wish to enjoy food, drinks and multiple sports games on the big screen. Games such as pool, darts,
foosball and shuffleboard will also be located in the Luxe Lounge. The casual lounge will offer a private party room that will be available for special events.
The Urban Arena Laser Tag battlefield will offer a two-story arena that will allow for hours of aggressive play and provide countless game options from Capture the Base to Berserker.
Family members of all ages will enjoy Play ‘n Win Game Center, a large arcade area featuring the newest and hottest video and redemption games. A seamless system for points earned will
be stored on redemption cards which can be redeemed in the redemption store for everything from stuffed animals to an Xbox.
J Bar is a sophisticated escape from the normal movie fare. This exclusive walk-up bar is reserved for only those taking part in the the 21 and over VIP movie experience in the STAR
Cones Café will offer handmade onsite ice cream and gelato in a wide variety of flavors. Hot and cold specialty drinks will also be available.
Ak-Chin Amphitheater will host local events as well as notable touring musicians and performers. The 8,400 square feet outdoor amphitheater will feature a large jumbo-tron and will
provide seating for 1,000.
For more information on the new UltraStar Multi-tainment Center visit www.UltraStarAkChin.com.
About UltraStar Cinemas
UltraStar Cinemas is Southern California’s largest privately owned movie theater group. UltraStar Cinemas is headquartered in San Diego County and operates 134 screens at 13 sites
throughout Southern California and Arizona. Recognized for pioneering the digital age of cinema, UltraStar was the first theater group in the world to be fully equipped with Pure Digital
Cinema® powered by DLP Cinema® technology in all of its locations. In 2009, the company also became the first to offer D-BOX motion seats, which use motion effects specifically
programmed for each film to create an immersive experience for movie goers. For more information, visit www.ultrastarmovies.com.
For more information on the new UltraStarMulti-tainment Center visit www.UltraStarAkChin.com
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UltraStar Multi-tainment Center at Ak-Chin Circle