Valley Centertainment

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Valley Centertainment is a leisure and entertainment complex in the Don Valley in Sheffield, South Yorkshire, England. It was built on land previously occupied by steel mills which also includes what is now Meadowhall shopping centre and the Motorpoint Arena. It is home to several restaurants, bars, a cinema, and a bowling alley as well as other attractions.

Attractions[edit]

The Cineworld cinema at Centertainment - the largest Cineworld in the country

Cinema[edit]

The Cineworld cinema is one of the busiest in the UK, with 1.8 million visits a year[1] and has more screens than any other Cineworld multiplex with twenty screens in all. It is also one of the first cinemas to introduce digital screens and introduced an IMAX screen in 2012.[2]

Opening on 5 November 1998 as a Virgin Megaplex, it later rebranded in October 1999 to UGC before becoming Cineworld in 2005.[3]

Bowling[edit]

The complex features a Hollywood Bowl bowling alley bowling alley, which has twenty six lanes open until midnight every night. It also contains a bar, cafe and arcade.[4]

Other Attractions[edit]

Valley Centertainment is also home to an indoor Laser Quest, Laser Quest Sheffield.[5] Paradise Adventure Island Golf opened at the park in February 2012 featuring a large indoor mini adventure golf with 2 different courses. An indoor family entertainment centre called 'Monkey Bizness' opened in 2009, the largest of its kind in the country.[6]

Restaurants[edit]

Valley Centertainment has establiashed itself as a popular destination for meals as it contains several restaurants, which at peak times can become extremely busy.[7][8] These are:

Public transport[edit]

The complex is well served by public transport. The Sheffield Supertram has its own stop at Valley Centertainment. It is situated on the Yellow Line between Sheffield City Centre, and Meadowhall Interchange. Bus number 69, 130 and 287 serve Valley Centertainment. These stops are situated just outside the complex on Broughton Lane.[12]

It is within easy bus access of both Sheffield and Rotherham city centre.

Preceding station   Stagecoach Supertram   Following station
Carbrook
towards Meadowhall Interchange
  Yellow Line   Arena/Don Valley Stadium
towards Middlewood or Herdings Park
  Purple Line  

Road access[edit]

Valley Centertainment is easily accessible by road:

Parking[edit]

Valley Centertainment has its own large, free car park. Parking is safe and secure, rewarded by being given its fifth Park Mark Award.[13] Despite ample parking, finding a space can be difficult at peak times. Parking is particurlarly difficult when there is an event taking place at the neighbouring Sheffield Arena, Don Valley Stadium, Sheffield Ice Rink, or when nearby Meadowhall Centre is busy.[8] Valley Centertainment operate a strict policy of fining customers if they park in non standard locations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/big-screen-to-get-bigger-with-imax-at-sheffield-cineworld-1-4285522
  2. ^ [cineworld#Former .22UGC Cinemas.22 List of Cineworld Cinemas]
  3. ^ http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/25308
  4. ^ "Centertainment Bowling Alley". Hollywood Bowl. 
  5. ^ [1]
  6. ^ "Monkey Bizness". 
  7. ^ "What's Here". Valley Centertainment Sheffield. 
  8. ^ a b "Busy Centertainment". Sheffield Telegraph. 
  9. ^ [2]
  10. ^ [3]
  11. ^ [4]
  12. ^ "Location". Valley Centertainment. 
  13. ^ "Park Mark Car Parks". www.saferparking.com. 

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Coordinates: 53°24′07″N 1°24′51″W / 53.40204°N 1.41430°W / 53.40204; -1.41430