- The Rec Room is finally going to open its first location in Quebec.
- The huge entertainment complex will coincide with new Cineplex VIP cinemas slated to open as part of the Royalmount.
- Details below about gaming, restaurants and more!
Cineplex theatres has just announced that they are finally bringing The Rec Room to Quebec, and lucky for those of us in Montreal, it's going to be located in the brand new Royalmount shopping and entertainment complex.
The Royalmount project was somewhat controversial in its early stages, as Montrealers worried about increased traffic congestion and loss of business to local enterprises.
However, with the Town of Mont-Royal in full support, the project inevitably broke ground earlier this year and is hoping to be open to the public by 2022.
Visitors to the complex can expect to find "five hotels, several office towers some 100 restaurants, about 200 stores, a high-end wellness centre, an aquarium, a water park, a cinema - and 800 parking spots."
And now we know that cinema isn't going to be any regular old movie theatre - oh no.
It's going to be a VIP Cineplex Cinema with an added side of The Rec Room.
If you've never been to one of The Rec Room's seven other locations around Canada, you're in for a treat.
The Rec Room is like a "social playground" that will offer guests over 100 amusement games, boutique bowling, virtual reality experiences and multiple places to get your snack on.
The gaming area is open to everyone and there will also be live entertainment and other "feature attractions," like local musicians and comedy acts, trivia, karaoke and live DJs.
The space will be two floors along with an outdoor terrasse that will be divided into two sections, the first for dining and entertainment and the second for the games.
They also mention that there will be multiple bars offering craft beer, wine and specialty cocktails.
Plus, they're going to have private rooms where you can host parties and other private group events.
The Rec Room will coincide with the new VIP Cinemas that plans to bring 5 luxury auditoriums along with a fully licensed lounge.
Luxury auditoriums feature plush recliners where you can deliver your food and drink orders right to your seat.
And forget those sad nachos with the weird (but frighteningly good) cheese sauce. Oh no.
You'll be eating salad bowls and artisinal pizzas up in this place. Plus, of course, handcrafted cocktails, wines and craft beers.
The Rec Room at Royalmount
What: Arcade and entertainment complex with 100s of games, restaurants, a full Cineplex cinema and 5 luxury auditoriums
Where: Royalmount, the intersection of Autoroute 15 & 40
When: Prospective opening in 2022
Read the full press release here.