Poarch complex coming
By Blake Bell
The much-anticipated grand opening of a new entertainment complex housing a movie theater, a bowling center and an arcade is less than two months away — an event officials at Wind Creek say they are delighted to unveil bringing something they hope will appeal to an entirely different demographic.
“We’re very proud of our casino, but we’re excited about something that will be more fun for the family,” Michael A. Perhaes, vice president of marketing for Wind Creek, said. “This will give us a resort destination right here in Atmore, Alabama that is world class. People who don’t necessarily want to be part of the gaming aspect and families with children can visit us and have more than plenty to do without ever even looking at the gaming floor.”
Wednesday PCI officials gave The Advance a sneak peak behind the scenes of construction on the new center, which will include an eight-screen movie theater, arcade, a 16-lane bowling alley and restaurant and sports bar. A yogurt and coffee shop is also included in the plans, as is a non-smoking gaming lounge set apart in a private lounge.
Mark Vaughn, entertainment theater director, said the lounge is meant to give adults looking to play machines an alternative to the main floor that will also be set apart from the hustle and bustle of the entertainment complex proper.
“It’s all non-smoking and it will house 110 games,” Vaughn said. “It’s completely self-contained. Minors will not be allowed in and you will have access to the same service as the gaming floor. This is going to be so nice we’re going to have to redo our Gold Lounge (inside the casino).”
While the private gaming lounge can offer a reprieve for adults looking for some quiet time, the rest of the complex is bursting at the seams with activity and fun for all ages Vaughn said.