Cineplex to open massive food-and-arcade hall Rec Room in downtown Vancouver

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      Entertainment-seekers, rejoice: a massive 45,000-square-foot food-and-entertainment complex is scheduled to open in downtown Vancouver in 2021.

      Cineplex announced it will be opening a new location of the Rec Room at 885 Granville Street, which will feature various dining spots, more than 100 amusement games, a rooftop patio, live performance space, bowling, and virtual reality.

      Guests will be able to check out eateries like Three10 and the Shed, which will offer menu items like share-plates, poutines, mini doughnuts, and more.

      Similar to other Rec Room outlets, several bars will be available around the complex, which we’re sure will be packed with sports fan on game nights.

      But the most attractive offerings at the Rec Room have to be its entertainment and amusement games. We’re talking air hockey, pool, ping pong, luxury bowling, and plenty of high-tech arcade games.

      Players will be able to earn and track credits via radio-frequency identification (RFID) wristbands, and redeem rewards at the trophy case filled with treats and toys. No, this section isn’t restricted to kids under the age of 12.

      Expect live musical performances, comedy, trivia, karaoke, and live DJs to take the stage as well.

      “We could not be more excited to bring The Rec Room to Vancouver’s lively Granville Entertainment District and introduce residents, visitors and tourists to a unique new social playground where they can eat, drink and play,’ said Ellis Jacob, President and CEO of Cineplex, in a press statement.

      "In addition to the location opening soon at Brentwood Town Centre, The Rec Room Granville will be the perfect destination for everyone – from young adults to those who are young at heart – and the ultimate gathering spot for corporate events and parties.”

      Construction on the Rec Room on Granville Street is slated to begin next year. The Rec Room at Brentwood Town Centre originally planned to open this year, but has been pushed back to 2020.