Main Event Entertainment opens tomorrow, December 11th at 7219 Appling Farms Parkway.  Memphis mom Jennifer Purnell checked it out for EMM and was really impressed. I’ve been to their other locations several times and can say first hand that Memphis is going to LOVE this place! Jennifer was impressed too:

Loved the place! Excited about visiting with kids or friends. Loved that there is something to appeal to everyone in the family…Dads will LOVE it!

Everyone in your family will find something to do there. There are games of skill and chance (with a large room of “prizes” to choose from), bowling and a ropes course, laser tag, food and drinks (yes, drinks, nothing makes an arcade more fun for mom than a glass of wine. Trust me on this one). Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll find at Main Event:


Near the bar, the Billiards area is near the door and a little separated from the arcade, so it’s not as loud. $6-$8 per half hour.



Fully computerized scoring. Enjoy wait staff service at your table. $22-$29 per hour, not including shoe rental. There are lockers in the bowling area, in case you want to stash your purse and shoot your kids with a laser.


Ball ramps for little bowlers

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Load money onto a FUNcard and go! Earn points for playing and redeem for “prizes.” The more you load on your card the cheaper it is per game (Buy More Get More). Check their website for specials like Monday Night Madness.


The “prize” room

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Gravity Ropes

Harness up and go over the arcade area to the ropes course. There is a 48″ height requirement. $6 per person. Sessions every 20 minutes. Not for kids (or adults) who are fearful of heights!

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Laser Tag

Suit up and get ready to conquer your opponents in a game of laser tag! 48″ height requirement. $6 per person. Sessions every 15 minutes.

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Food, etc.

There is a family bathroom with a changing table (none in either gender-specific bathroom). There are two private rooms for meetings and you can throw a birthday party there as well. There are packages so you can include one activity or several in your party. There is free WiFi in case you want to try and get something done while the kids play.

The bar has premium liquors, wine and a variety of domestic and local beers on tap. The full-service menu includes appetizers, classic and specialty pizzas, salads, burgers, ribs, steaks and more. La Bella’s Pizza offers handcrafted pizzas and gelato.


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Have a great time! Tell them Sally at East Memphis Moms sent you, and thank Jennifer as well (see below)

Main Event Entertainment
7219 Appling Farms Parkway
Memphis, TN 38133
opens December 11, 2015 at 11am


Jennifer Purnell is mom to two boys and owner of the fabulous September Nail Salon at 2101 Merchants Row, Germantown.