Work underway on £3.5m Hollywood Bowl at Westwood Cross for August opening

Hollywood Bowl Westwood Cross Manager Alex Poole.

Work is underway on a £3.5 million Hollywood Bowl family entertainment centre at the former Debenham’s store in Westwood Cross which will create 40 new jobs.

The ten pin bowling centre is due to open in August. It will feature 22 ten pin bowling lanes, including 4 luxurious VIP lanes, state-of-the-art amusements and a bar and diner.

Those taken on for vacancies will be able to undergo training and development programmes for the leisure and hospitality industry.

Alex Poole, Centre Manager at Hollywood Bowl, said: “It’s time to let the good vibes roll as we start work on what is set to be a fantastic new family entertainment centre which will bring modern LA bowling entertainment to life right here in Broadstairs.

“Hollywood Bowl has built a strong reputation for delivering affordable family experiences across the UK and we can’t wait to welcome all ages and abilities from across the city to have fun and make memories together in our new state of the art bowling centre during the summer holidays.”

Francesca Donovan. Centre Manager – Westwood Cross Shopping Centre, Centre Manager Alex Poole.

On top of ten pin bowling fun, guests who visit the centre will also get to enjoy its American style bar and diner with American classics such as hot dogs, burgers, shakes and signature cocktails.

To help guests keep the competitive spirit going, Hollywood Bowl’s amusements area will offer leading games, such as Mario Kart as well as all time family favourites including air hockey and racing games.

Hollywood Bowl Westwood Cross will open towards the beginning of August.

Guests are encouraged to sign up to the VIP mailing list for updates and exclusive offers at

The site also houses Riparo Lounge, which opened in March, and will be home to Jump Inc, due to open this summer and featuring trampolines, inflatables, a footy cage, laser tag, slides and more.