We’ve lived in Naperville for nineteen years now, and the area has grown tremendously. When we first moved here, it wasn’t unusual to see corn fields and pumpkin farms right around the corner from our subdivision. Now? No more. There has been a building boom.
One of our favorite places, a 30-screen movie theater, was built about four miles from our house in Warrenville about fifteen years ago. Why any community would need a 30-screen theater was beyond me (THIRTY SCREENS!), and apparently I wasn’t the only one thinking that. A couple of years ago, half of the building was closed up, leaving plenty of screens for the latest movies but also the question of what would move into the building next.
The answer has finally arrived! Main Event Entertainment, a bowling/arcade/restaurant complex, has moved into the space. I was invited to check it out last week and I was pretty excited about what I found there.
(Disclosure: this is not a sponsored post. I enjoyed lunch at Main Event during my visit but was not asked to write and was not compensated for writing this post.)
The Main Event complex, which has the bowling lanes, arcade, and restaurant I mentioned above, also has laser tag, billiards, a full bar, “gravity ropes” (a walking course high above the arcade), and even conference space for corporate meetings. They call themselves an “entertainment destination” and I agree. It’s pretty fantastic and has attractions for everybody. My recommendation would be ages eight and up.
The new Warrenville center located at 28248 Diehl Road is the 17th location nationwide and the first location in Illinois. They do lock-ins, youth group events, bowling leagues, corporate team building, and of course, birthday parties.
Main Event’s dining options include a pizza restaurant with hand tossed pizzas and gelato as well as American casual dining with classic sandwiches, burgers and entrees and that full bar. (My lunch was DELICIOUS, by the way.)
Sun, Tues, Wed and Thurs: 11 a.m. to midnight
Mon: 11 a.m. to 1 a.m.
Fri: 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
Sat: 9 a.m. to 2 a.m.
If you’re in the area, Main Event Warrenville is hosting a grand opening celebration TODAY with extra fun for the whole family and special offers for the center’s most popular attractions.
I have a $25 FUN card to give away to one of my local readers. All you have to do to enter is leave a comment. (Easy peasy, as usual!) You have until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 2 to enter. Good luck!
This looks so fun. Hooray for more fun things to do in Warrenville! Can’t wait to check this out with our kids.
It was great to meet you Melisa, stop by anytime!
Carrie Clark Steinweg
Looks like a great spot for the teens and pre-teens. Great to see the space utilized in such a fun way!
Paula @ Frosted Fingers
This sounds like a fun place to visit! I like that they have day hours so I can bring the kids for lunch and play!
I thought I entered when you first posted this. So I am entering now. We need more places like this so teens have places to go in the suburbs!
Looks like a fun place, I’m going to have to check them out.
Been waiting for this to open!!! Looks like a fun time!
Oooh! Ohhh! Me, I wanna go. The ropes course is calling me.
I’m local!! Looks fun.
I was on the staff that opened that 30plex (which was more like 18 years ago, lol) and I’m impressed with what they’ve done with that wing!!! So exciting, we will have to check it out! 😀
Looks like a fun place to bring the grandkids!
Looks like a fun place to spend a cold, gray weekend afternoon – and we have plenty of those coming up, unfortunately!
I’ve been wondering how this was going to turn out! Sounds like a great way to reuse that unneeded theater space! Thanks so much for the chance to win!
Looks like a place my tween would just adore! Great option for indoor fun as it gets cooler. Thanks for the info!
This looks like a super fun place! 🙂
This looks like a super fun place! 🙂
A Savings WOW
I love Main Event and would love to win!
The boys would love this place
You won! I’ll be contacting you for your mailing address! 🙂 YAY!