Cineplex announced that a Rec Room will be opened at Square One, which is set to open in 2018.
The Rec Room is an entertainment complex that combines “eats and entertainment”. This will mark the third Rec Room opened by Cineplex, the first two being in Edmonton and Toronto, and will feature a variety of restaurants and a huge selection of entertainment. The Square One location is under construction at the north end of the complex, where the Target was located. It will occupy a space of 44,000 feet and will be two stories high.
“With over 25 million visitors passing through their doors each year, Square One is the perfect spot for our second location of The Rec Room in the GTA,” said Pat Marshall, Vice President Communications and Investor Relations at Cineplex. “This past September we opened our first location in Edmonton and it has been a tremendous success and has exceeded our expectations. Our guests love the idea of a one-stop dining and entertainment destination. I can assure you that Mississauga is in for a treat!”
As mentioned, The Rec Room will feature two floors with one consisting primarily of food joints. Some of the eateries that have been announced are Three10, a Canadian-inspired restaurant that features wood-fired pizza; The Shed, a poutinerie; and a custom doughnut shop called The Pumps. The aim is to have a food option for everyone.
As far as activities go, the location will feature The Yard – a arcade area that will offer over 100 games. Tokens earned while gaming are tracked on RFID wristbands and can be redeemed at The Trophy Case for prizes including drones, portable speakers, and an impressive array of gifts.
Other attractions include virtual reality and racing simulators, bowling lanes, air hockey, pool, ping pong, and Foosball. There will also be performance spaces for both live and programmed entertainment, including musical acts.
The Square One Rec Room is due to open in 2018 with construction already well underway. Cineplex has seen massive success with the Rec Room in Edmonton and the organization hopes to open up to 15 more locations in the coming years.
An official opening date is due to be revealed later this year.