Published: 17:23, 10 June 2021
| Updated: 17:24, 10 June 2021
A bowling alley which was threatened with closure is getting into the groove with a £75,000 makeover.
A new sound and multi-coloured lighting system is being installed at Disco Bowl at Chatham's Pentagon Centre.
The future is looking bright for the centre after being taken over by a Midlands-based nightclub and bar group less than a week after it shut suddenly in February 2019.
The 16-lane venue, previously known as the Chatham Bowl, has recently had new air conditioning fitted.
Pete Terry, managing director said: "Since reopening on May 17, the people of Chatham have embraced us and we have decided its high time we invested in making it better.
"We have added a DJ every Saturday and Sunday afternoon in order to interact with the customers and add a new dimension to the entertainment in the centre
"Builders are also working nights so as not to disturb the operation to install 64 high power par cans and 16 colour changing lane numbers with our unique Disco Bowl lighting and sound system seen in our other centres in Nottingham, Nuneaton, Worcester, Banbury and Lewisham. We can't wait to give the people of Chatham a bowling centre to be proud of."
It will remain open and work is due to be finished by Monday June 21.
Mr Terry added:“Determined to offer simple pricing and the best value family experience in the area, we are now charging just £4 before 7pm Monday to Friday per person to bowl. This is less than half the price of our competitors and we intend to offer a full light sound and bowling experience at the best value we can.
“The first lockdown saw us closed for five months, and this time the centre hasn’t traded since October. That’s 11 months of closure with all the bills still to pay. We are however delighted that we have been able to retain all our staff and now we look forward to a great summer of fun and bowling.”
Bookings can be made online at www.chathambowl.co.uk