Chill Factore Manchester. Photo - Wikimedia Commons

Snow Centres Group picks up “iconic” Manchester leisure site

The Chill Factore has been acquired by the Snow Centres Group as it looks to expand its UK portfolio. Located on the outskirts of the Trafford Centre, the venue comprises a 180m main slope – the longest in the country – and a 40m lesson slope, as well as a designated fun zone for sledging and snow play. It is also home to a broad range of cafés, bars, and restaurants, alongside retail brands such as Evans Cycles and Snow & Rock. Ian Brown, managing director of Snow Centres, which has…

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Spider Entertainment

New firm offers ‘concept-to-ops’ services to OOH entertainment industry

Location-based entertainment specialists form turnkey operator Spider Entertainment Industry leaders Rob Hetherington, Kevin Williams and a consortium of founding partners have established Spider Entertainment – a Full Turnkey Operator and provider of strategy, design, project management and operations services to the retail property market and to entertainment brands. Founder and CEO Rob Hetherington comes from a background with influential Lappset Creative, working on key entertainment accounts, said “Retail destinations are turning to entertainment to drive footfall and enhance the customer experience. They need experienced operators to help them operate successful, profitable attractions. Spider helps brands…

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VR players indoors. Photo by KWP/The Stinger Report

‘Stinger’ finds a new definition in immersive entertainment

The Stinger Report: Defining a New Form of Entertainment | #1055 Report Skinny In The Stinger Report #1051 – This issue covers in detail: 1. Reporting on the doors opening on the ambitious AREA15 location, and a closer look at key installations, including the reveal of the new Backlight VR attraction and the work by Meow Wolf to establish the atmosphere of the concept. 2. New developments in interactive attractions reported with BoldMove’s new concept for a dedicated family entertainment center called ‘Houba World: Marsupilami’s Great Adventures’. 3. Also, VR Arcade’s announcement concerning…

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