Ed’s Bowling

Ed's Bowling ImageEd’s Bowling (formerly Red’s), is an entertainment complex consisting of a bowling alley, arcade, and formerly a pool hall, music stage, and restaurant. The stage was one of Edmonton’s major music venues. Past players have included many rock and metal bands, both Canadian and international. Wilco, Arcade Fire, The Flaming Lips, The Mars Volta, Motörhead, Matthew Good Band, Sloan, P.O.D., Joe Satriani, Cradle of Filth, Theory of a Deadman, Our Lady Peace, In Flames, Lifehouse, Children of Bodom, Bring Me the Horizon, Testament, DragonForce, Opeth, GWAR, Muse and Switchfoot are just some of the bands that have played at the venue. It was formerly known as the nightclub/restaurant/rec room Red’s. At the end of June 2006, the owners of Red’s closed its doors after they chose not to renew their lease. The mall separated it into three areas, converting the stage/restaurant area into a separate concert venue known as the Edmonton Event Centre, while the other area containing the lounge, the arcade and the bowling alley was re-dubbed Ed’s Rec Room and a mini-golf course, Putt ‘n’ Glow. The Edmonton Event Centre closed on New Years Day 2013.[28] It was demolished in December 2013, and Sport Chek took over its former space. In 2017, Ed’s Rec Room renamed themselves to Ed’s Bowling, so they would not get confused with the newly opened Rec Room, operated by Cineplex.

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