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Banish Boredom

Featuring a unique selection of interactive games, bowling, escape rooms, VR, and recline-and-dine cinemas, Cinergy packs experiences and attractions for every level of entertainment seeker.

Article
Michele Chiappetta
Photos
Sarah Eliza Roberts
Posted
October 28, 2019

Are you looking to take your entertainment to the next level? Eager to try the latest games in a place that provides just about every form of fun you can imagine — fun for every age group from kids to grandparents — under one roof? Then you’ll find the perfect place to do it all when you visit the entertainment center known as Cinergy.

Conveniently located across from Woodland Hills Mall, Cinergy offers all you could want to give you hours of fun within its four walls. “We’re the only ones who have everything under one roof,” explains Aaron Latus, general manager of Tulsa’s Cinergy.

Everything is a good description for it. With movie theaters, virtual reality games, escape rooms, bowling, food, full service bar, TV screens, and more, Cinergy is perfect for those times when you want to get out of your routine, especially when you want to go with the whole family or a big group of friends with different tastes. There’s something for everyone.

“Tulsa is a thriving city,” says Latus, describing what appealed to the company about opening its first Oklahoma location. “We knew we’d fit in the niche in the market. People love us. They tell us, ‘We had no idea what you guys had.’” Cinergy has four Texas locations in Amarillo, Copperas Cove, Midland, and Odessa.

With movie theaters, virtual reality games, escape rooms, bowling, food, full service bar, TV screens, and more, Cinergy is perfect for those times when you want to get out of your routine, especially when you want to go with the whole family or a big group of friends with different tastes. (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)
With movie theaters, virtual reality games, escape rooms, bowling, food, full service bar, TV screens, and more, Cinergy is perfect for those times when you want to get out of your routine, especially when you want to go with the whole family or a big group of friends with different tastes. (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)

Walking into Cinergy is an experience in itself. The glitz, the lights, the music — it’s a little like visiting the state fair, where you know there’s going to be so much to see, do, eat and drink and play. And everything about it is affordable. “No one has a lower ticket value,” says Latus. “We give you the best amenities for the best price. Why wouldn’t you want to pay less for more?”

At one end of the sizable, 60,000-square-foot building, there are eight luxurious movie theaters of different sizes, small to large, showing the latest films. These cinemas have the latest in seating, cushy chairs that not only recline but have heating elements and individual swivel tables for an extra touch of comfort and convenience. All the theaters are dine-in; at the push of a button you can order food, and it will be delivered to you. Cinergy offers a premium chef-inspired dining menu which includes an extensive bar menu pouring draft beer and craft cocktails.

In the center of Cinergy, you’ll find a host of games to choose from. There are the regular arcade games — around a hundred in all, including both classics and the latest on the market. (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)
In the center of Cinergy, you’ll find a host of games to choose from. There are the regular arcade games — around a hundred in all, including both classics and the latest on the market. (Photo: Sarah Eliza Roberts)

If you’re a sports fan, you’ll want to check out the bar with your pals. The area is attractive and comfortable, featuring 20 enormous TV screens and seating up to 160 people. “Nobody in the region has anything quite like it,” says Latus. From draft beers and artisan cocktails to pizzas, burgers, and more, you’ll love hanging out there for Monday night football or happy hour, Monday-Thursday, 3-7 p.m.

In the center of Cinergy, you’ll find a host of games to choose from. There are the regular arcade games — around a hundred in all, including both classics and the latest on the market. Then there’s the XD Dark Ride, a state-of-the-art, eight-seat, movie-style immersive game. If you’re into virtual reality, check out the Hologate station. Serving up to four players, the Hologate area is open so spectators can look on while you and your friends play one of the most immersive VR games on the market.

If you like bowling, check out the boutique bowling lanes. In addition to traditional bowling, Cinergy offers a unique attraction called hyperbowling. “We’re the only ones who have hyperbowling. No one else in the state has it,” says Latus.

This state-of-the-art experience blends tech, electronics, lights and sensors to amp up bowling into an experience a lot like a video game. Each roll of the ball is different, with flashing, moving lights to target, glowing pins, and more. Plus, you get to level up to more intense play as the game goes on. People love the fast-paced fun of it.

“Our hyperbowling doesn’t cost any more than regular bowling,” Latus says. “A lot of people love it because it’s a faster game. It’s just $10 an hour for a lane Monday through Thursday before 5:30 p.m.”

Beyond the bowling and game floors, Cinergy features five escape rooms, ranging from a beginner’s level up to expert. Designed by Hollywood set designers, Cinergy’s escape rooms can accommodate up to eight people, and they’re as interactive as possible for a fully immersive experience. You don’t just read and solve clues. “If you move, the lighting will move, and the sound will change,” says Latus. “Our escape rooms have you shooting at things, balancing water, and pointing lights a certain way.”

To make the fun as easy as possible, Cinergy uses fun cards, a form of electronic payment card you can load with cash and register online. “If it gets lost or stolen, we can transfer points to a new card,” says Latus. “A lot of places don’t offer that.”

Spending at Cinergy gains you points that you can use for items like free popcorn at the theaters and more. Points and games can win you prizes that are fun not just for kids but adults too. “We’ve got PlayStations, Coach bags, Apple watches, and tablets.”

LOCATOR
Cinergy
6808 S. Memorial Dr., Ste. 300 | Tulsa
918-894-6888
cinergy.com/locations/tulsa
Monday-Thursday: 11 a.m.-Midnight
Friday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 a.m.
Sunday: 9 a.m.-Midnight

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