Marilyn Monroe plays hostess at revamped Hollywood Bowl

Hollywood Bowl launched with the hostess Marilyn Monroe
Hollywood Bowl launched with the hostess Marilyn Monroe

Hollywood Bowl, in Crawley Leisure Park, has undergone a £500,000 revamp worthy of its namesake.

The project was completed on July 31 but was officially launched with a VIP champagne and cocktails event hosted by Marilyn Monroe, on Wednesday (August 12).

The revamp is designed as a ‘new generation’ Hollywood Bowl, including 26 fully computerised lanes with leather seating, a new restaurant and bar, and a bright new décor celebrating all things Americana.

A new advanced scoring system means that players can share their scores on social media, and post their strikes on Facebook.

Linked screens also let everyone at the venue know when someone gets a strike.

A new booking system allows visitors to invite Facebook friends to share a game with them when they book online, and can automatically ‘check in’ the party upon arrival.

There are also four new VIP lanes, allowing visitors to get the a-list treatment and bowl in a roped off area which will be overlooked by one of their favourite Hollywood legends.

There is also a new look ‘Hollywood Diner’ - a restaurant serving American classics, including handmade burgers and food and refreshment can be delivered directly to guests’ lanes while they play.

The centre remained open throughout the refurbishment.

Tony Stone, general manager of the branch said: “We can’t wait for our customers to see the new-look centre. With high-tech features and lots of added Hollywood glamour, Crawley is a whole new entertainment haven.

“We’re taking bookings, so anyone who wants to book a lane or an area can visit or call 0844 826 1457.”

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