The Rec Room: Cineplex to open sprawling food-and-entertainment spot in Burnaby’s Brentwood Town Centre

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      Burnaby’s Brentwood Town Centre is currently undergoing a major transformation—a shopping district, food-and-drink establishments, luxury residential towers, and an entertainment hub are all in the works.

      Cineplex announced today that it will be opening B.C.’s first location of the Rec Room at the Amazing Brentwood (4567 Lougheed Highway), with plans to open in 2019.

      So what exactly is the Rec Room?

      Self-proclaimed as Canada’s premier eats-and-entertainment destination, the 44,000-square-foot space will include various dining concepts, amusement games, virtual reality and race car simulators, ping pong and bowling, live music performances, and a sports bar, among others.

      The Yard will be a large attractions area with over 100 amusement games.
      The Rec Room South Edmonton

      Three10 will be the social spot’s upscale casual restaurant, and its menu will feature Canadian-inspired cuisine and wood-fired pizza.

      The Shed will be the Rec Room’s quick service eatery, and will serve items like poutines with toppings such as porchetta, smoked brisket, lobster, and wild mushroom. The Pumps—a custom donut bar—will be available to satisfy sweets-lovers.

      Cineplex will also be opening its VIP Cinemas at the Amazing Brentwood, which will span approximately 20,700-square-feet.

      The movie theatre will feature five auditoriums, 365 luxury recliners, and a fully-licensed lounge that will serve wines, spirits, and craft beers.

      Similar to its other VIP Cinema experiences in the Lower Mainland, guests will be able to order menu items such as burgers, cheese plates, charcuterie boards, and flatbreads at the lounge or have it delivered to their movie seats.

      “We are very excited to add our premier entertainment and dining concepts to this dynamic new centre,” said Pat Marshall, vice president communications and investor relations at Cineplex, in a press statement. “The combination of residential homes, shopping, dining and entertainment makes this the ideal destination for British Columbia’s first introduction to The Rec Room, and we know that everyone loves our VIP Cinemas given their tremendous popularity.” 

      A rendering of the Amazing Brentwood; Cineplex's VIP Cinemas and the Rec Room will occupy two floors in the signature building that floats atop the plaza.
      The Amazing Brentwood

      We don’t know about you, but we definitely have plans to hit up this food and entertainment spot once it opens—the convenience of eats, drinks, games, and movies all under one roof sound very attractive.

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