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Cineplex’s ‘Rec Room’ Opening in Winnipeg February 18

February 5, 2020 9:54 AM | Entertainment

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Cineplex’s ‘The Rec Room’ will include approximately 42,000-square-feet of recreational space for grown-ups in south Winnipeg. (CINEPLEX / HANDOUT)

WINNIPEG — A new 42,000-square-foot gaming and entertainment facility in south Winnipeg is just weeks away from its grand opening.

Cineplex’s The Rec Room — often referred to as a “social playground for grown-ups” — is nearing completion in the Seasons development on Sterling Lyon Parkway. Cineplex revealed on Tuesday that Winnipeggers can take it all in beginning February 18.

The Rec Room will feature 120 arcade games, six bowling alleys, four axe-throwing cages, a virtual reality arena and a 250-seat full-service restaurant.

“When people think of Cineplex they typically think of our film exhibition business, but I’m excited to show the Winnipeg community that we’re about more than movies,” said Ellis Jacob, president and CEO, Cineplex.

The Rec Room

Cineplex’s The Rec Room will open February 18 in southwest Winnipeg. (@THERECROOMCA / INSTAGRAM)

“The Rec Room leverages our industry-leading entertainment, amusement gaming, food & beverage, digital media and operational capabilities that combined will bring an entirely new, technology-enhanced destination to the city.”

Cineplex says during a big game day, sports fans can also grab a drink in the bar and catch the action on giant HD screens. Musical and comedy acts will have a venue with a dedicated performance space ideal for live entertainment that can hold up to 350.

Cineplex operates seven other locations of The Rec Room in Canada, including two in Edmonton, one in Calgary and another in Toronto. Recently opened additions include London and Mississauga, Ont., as well as St. John’s. An eighth location is planned for Vancouver.

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