Hollywood Bowl | Case Study

Retail Technology Solutions

Hollywood Bowl, part of the Original Bowling Company, is the UK’s biggest ten pin bowling operator with over 60 locations nationwide. Offering delicious food, drinks and arcade games, it’s a venue for affordable fun and healthy competition! At Hollywood Bowl, Bolton the whole family will be bowled over by the 26 state of the art bowling lanes and the 4 lane VIP area offering the ultimate bowling experience.

The Brief

DSS began discussions with Hollywood Bowl in early 2022 regarding a refurbishment of their Bolton Middlebrook site and an upgrade of facilities. They wanted multiple LED video wall displays installed to integrate with their digital signage system. It was also requested that we enhance the existing audio system to offer more versatility.

The Delivery

Always wanting to create unforgettable experiences, the client opted for 3 LED video walls throughout the premises – 2 in the reception area and 1 behind the bar. Known for our wealth of experience in installing video wall display solutions, we chose Philips 49” video wall display screens because they are versatile, offer crisp contrast and narrow bezels to enable clear, distraction-free images. The large-scale video wall system allows for one image to be displayed across all screens at once which is perfect for the client to showcase their colourful marketing materials and food/drinks offers. The screens were mounted on B-Tech pop-out video wall mounts to allow for easy maintenance access.

Hollywood Bowl wanted to allow customers to keep track of their scores in comparison to other players, encouraging competition and in turn enhancing the overall customer experience. To achieve this, 2 x black freestanding digital totem displays were erected which are updated instantaneously with leader boards. The 50” freestanding digital display screens have an integrated android media player which allows you to easily run and update on screen content via the digital signage player.

To upgrade and enhance the current audio set up, 6 x 10” Audac loudspeakers were mounted throughout the premises, all controlled by a 5” Symetrix Audio Touchscreen Control Panel. This allows you to choose from pre-programmed settings for daytime, evening and party use when stronger audio is necessary. It provides a simple to use solution to control the audio in separate zones depending on the time of day or occasion.

Finally, a DJ connection point was requested by the client, this links up to the audio solution so guest DJs can take control of the audio for events. Once again adding to the bespoke experience Hollywood Bowl offers its customers.

Behind the scenes, a floor standing AV rack and cabinet was provided to house 2 x Audac amplifiers and 1 x Audac 8 x 8 audio processor both supplied and installed by TVC. The client wanted this to be contained in a back room to ensure the audio equipment is safe, neat, and easily accessible for maintenance.