Canberrans are set to be bowled over by the arrival of a bowling alley, escape room and arcade at the Canberra Centre as huge multi-attraction venue Kingpin is set to open its doors next year.
Located on level one near Rebel, Kingpin will come with fully licensed bars, escape rooms, karaoke, bowling lanes, huge projection screens, pool tables and over 100 arcade games covering everything from classic games through to the latest high-tech experiences.
Kingpin, which is set to open early 2020, will be in the area previously utilised by the level one food court.
Canberra Centre’s retail manager Gary Stewart said there are currently no plans for the affected food retailers to reopen at the Centre but reminded customers they can still enjoy food from Ali Baba, Sumo Salad and Touch of India in their secondary locations on the lower ground food court.
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Mr Stewart said the arrival of Canberra’s first Kingpin will provide a perfect location for birthdays, office parties, hen’s and buck’s nights, team building, year-end functions and launch parties.
“The arrival of Kingpin is an exciting moment for the Centre and our community, and we are very pleased to be able to deliver such a lively entertainment offer that will excite and engage customers of all ages and
backgrounds,” Mr Stewart said.
“Kingpin at Canberra Centre will be a multi-attraction experience with eight bowling lanes and four escape rooms among other exciting entertainment options including arcade games, pool tables, Kingpong and
“By welcoming Kingpin, we will be able to further position Canberra Centre as the ACT’s leading destination for dynamic retail, entertainment and dining experiences.”
Kingpin Canberra, with a contemporary new fit-out including upscale furnishings and modern artworks, will offer an impressive food and drinks menu to satisfy all customers, including healthy, vegetarian and child-friendly options.
There will also be a selection of small plates, specially designed to be easily shared by groups, with standouts including the Kingpin Signature Burger, Vegetarian Nachos and the Salted Caramel Smore’s Waffle.
The tenpin bowling chain already has eight locations across Australia including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, Darwin and Townsville.
It is believed Kingpin will create jobs for 68 Canberra residents, covering areas across food and beverage, technical assistants and guest services.