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Hollywood Bowl rides high on back of improvements roll-out

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Continued refurbishment at Hollywood Bowl’s entertainment complexes is already paying dividends for the company, according to its latest financials.

Healthy growth for Hollywood Bowl

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Things are going well at Hollywood Bowl, with the company having grossed around £120m in revenue last year - representing growth of 5.8 per cent on its 2017 haul

Hollywood Bowl counts record revenues

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Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest bowling operator, saw revenues rise to record levels in the year ended 30 September. Hollywood Bowl’s latest year of operation has proven to also be its greatest as a rapid expansion strategy coupled with rising consumer demand saw revenues reach new heights. Financial statements made up to 30 September 2018 show that company revenues grew by...

Hollywood Bowl counts ninth 2018 venue opening

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Bowling alley operator, Hollywood Bowl, has now opened its ninth new venue of 2018, continuing at pace on its impressive expansion roadmap. The latest venture has been a £250,000 rebranding of a former AMF Bowling centre in Wallgate, Wigan. Steve Burns, CEO, Hollywood Bowl Group, said: “Our rebranded Wigan centre has undergone an extensive six-week transformation, and we’re extremely happy with...

Hollywood Bowl praises “wide appeal” of sites

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Ahead of its annual revenue report, ten-pin bowling operator Hollywood Bowl has stated a wide amusement offering was central to its 6 percent growth over the 2018 period. Bowling operator Hollywood Bowl has announced 2017-18 revenue rose 5.8 percent ahead of its December financial report, with the firm praising its wide leisure offering as a key driver of growth. The Hemel...

Mario Kart VR launches in O2 Hollywood Bowl

Mario Kart VR has launched at Bandai Namco’s VR Zone Portal located within Hollywood Bowl at the O2. On the evening prior to the official 4 August UK launch, an event was held for members of the British press and guests to experience ‘Mario Kart VR’ first-hand. It was an evening of drinks, food and Virtual Reality which welcomed the...

Impressive first half year half financials for Hollywood Bowl

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An interim results presentation from Hollywood Bowl has shown significant progress being made by the company across all performance metrics. New openings, the culminations of refurbishments and continued buoyancy within the UK indoor leisure sector has seen Hollywood Bowl record positive growth in the first half of its latest financial year. An interim results presentation for the period up to 31...

Hollywood Bowl hits revenue strike

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Hollywood Bowl enjoyed a successful end to the 20117/18 financial year with revenues swelled by the continuation of a considerable expansion strategy. Britain’s largest ten pin bowling operator Hollywood Bowl saw considerable revenue growth in the six months to 31 March as the company’s organic growth strategy continues to pay dividends. Total revenues grew by 9.3 percent in the period whilst...

Hollywood Bowl customers ’embrace Embed’ following Bandai Namco installation

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Customers at the newly refurbished Hollywood Bowl, Oxford are embracing the cashless revolution with enthusiasm following the installation of the latest Embed Cashless system which has been completed on time and on budget by Bandai Namco Services.   The 50 machine venue, which features a range of equipment including video, redemption, pool, prize and sports games, underwent a seamless installation of...

Hollywood Bowl hits shareholder strike

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  Hollywood Bowl is counting a positive first year on the stock market as a focused expansion strategy and implementation of high-end gaming technologies throughout venues has led to impressive growth.   Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest 10-pin bowling company, has suggested that shareholders may be in for a cash payout following an impressive first year on the stock market which saw...

BANDAI NAMCO and Hollywood Bowl debut VR at the O2 Arena

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BANDAI NAMCO has partnered with Hollywood Bowl to launch VR Zone Portal in the O2 Arena, the first virtual reality gaming suite outside of Japan.   Located inside the bowling alley venue at the O2, two games are initially available to guests: Argyle Shift, a single-player futuristic giant robot sim, and Hospital Escape Terror, a multiplayer VR horror escape game. “The VR...

AMF Bowling gets £300,000 Hollywood Bowl rebrand

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The AMF Bowling alley in Ashford has completed a £300,000 refurbishment. As of mid-July the ten-pin bowling centre has been transformed and rebranded into a Hollywood Bowl.   Development started towards the end of June this year, with the site remaining open throughout. “We’re incredibly excited about the transformation that is taking place and can’t wait to bring the full Hollywood Bowl...

Cruis’n Blast races to pole position in Hollywood Bowls

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The Raw Thrills Cruis’n Blast driving game has raced into the lead as the top driving title in the Hollywood Bowl locations where it has been situated.   Bandai Namco Amusement Europe Ltd has reported that the Raw Thrills title Cruis’n Blast has overtaken all other new driving games in the Hollywood Bowl locations. “This is the strongest driving game of the...

Hollywood Bowl sees high revenues amidst opening new venues

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The UK’s leading bowling chain has posted strong results thanks to its Bowlplex acquisition, rebrand, and expansion.   The chief executive of Hollywood Bowl Group has hailed the company’s strong halfyear performance as revenues edged closer to the £60m mark - a result mirrored in the successful opening of its new Derby and Southampton sites earlier this year. The listed company reported...

BNAE Installs Second Cashless System into Derby Bowl

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BNAE division BANDAI NAMCO Management Solutions, the exclusive UK and Irish distributor for Embed, has completed a second full cashless installation using award-winning Embed SMART TOUCH READERS, which are RFID so customers can tap and play whilst collecting the winnings in tickets back onto the card.   The system was fitted to a mix of redemption, video, air hockey and crane...

Amusements remains pinned to the fabric of Hollywood Bowl

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Hollywood Bowl’s amusements manager Will Etherington discusses how the company's march continues as expansion takes its bowling offering into new territories ahead of the company’s latest rebrand.   Hollywood Bowl has highlighted the importance of its arcade offering as the company looks to move towards contactless payments, and away from the ‘shackles’ of the £1 coin. This process takes place as...

Hollywood Bowl confirms new venues following half-year growth

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Identifying arcades as an ‘integral part’ of the company’s success, Hollywood Bowl has committed to two new venues a year until 2020 after a strong half-year of trading and operational performance.   Hollywood Bowl has confirmed an expansion of two prime sites a year until 2020, with the company announcing a revenue growth of 7.8 percent for the first half of...

Hollywood bowl opens in Southampton with cashless arcade

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A new Hollywood bowl entertainment centre has been opened in a 17,000sq foot premises in Southampton.   Hollywood bowl has opened a new £2.5m entertainment centre in Southampton, as part of the city’s WestQuay Wartermark leisure development. The 17,000 square foot premises is part of an ongoing expansion policy from Hollywood Bowl that sees the company targeting city centre locations to drive...

Hollywood Bowl boost sales with refurbishments and new machines

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Refurbishments by the UK’s biggest tenpin operator, Hollywood Bowl, boosted sales at the newly listed group last year. Changes include the installation of 900 new arcade machines, a restaurant called Hollywood Diner, and nicer bars with lounge areas. “We’ve completely updated the experience,” chief executive Stephen Burns said. “Most bowling alleys were set up in the late seventies and eighties to...