Home of the Babson College Beavers, and thus naturally formed by a dam made from half-chewed hockey sticks, the frozen expanse of Babson Skating Center provides plenty of space for skaters to etch figure eights in its smooth, glistening surface. Professional instructors impart skills in hockey and figure-skating lessons for all experience levels and ages, and public skating or pickup hockey matches allow students to test their newfound skills. Off the ice, the onsite skate shop's staff sharpens skates and keeps mouth guards, laces, and tape on hand in case hockey coaches need to fix up their injured starting mannequin.
At The Gaming Center, players go head-to-head on souped-up computers designed specifically for gaming, with high-speed Internet and the latest games. Live commentators capture highlights from the booth with HD streaming, while virtual-reality systems immerse players fully in a digital landscape. Guests can play friendly games at birthday parties or challenge each other during tournaments, where no player is left standing—because every player is sitting in a comfortable office chair.
The movie theaters at West Newton Cinema in West Newton have the latest movies destined to be American classics.
Feeling hungry? Sit down for a bite to eat at this theater 's restaurant.
This theater welcomes kids, too, so you can feel good about bringing the whole family.
Bring your own movie snacks and get comfy in your car seat as you watch a flick at the drive-in theater.
Parking is plentiful, so visitors can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Inside Kings, it can be hard to pinpoint the source of clattering sounds and uproarious cheers. The noise might stem from the bowling section, where glowing squares of abstract, retro wall art bookend the alleys. It might also come from ricocheting billiard balls, a well-aimed skee-ball, or a shuffleboard shot in the game room. Maybe someone spotted a celebrity—Bill Murray, Salma Hayek, and Lady Gaga are all on an extensive list of past famous visitors.
Wherever their origins, the telltale echoes of competition and camaraderie beckon to guests throughout the venue. They're accompanied in the air by the scents of comfort food, from staples such as sesame ginger wings to inventive fusions such as cheeseburger spring rolls. Sweeter aromas waft from multiple bars as the staff flavors martinis with gummy bears, pop rocks, and ice cream instead of the traditional fixings, olives or entire lemons on toothpicks.
As for sights, the surroundings blend vintage flair with luminous technology. More than 30 high-definition televisions line the space, broadcasting sports games and bowling scores. Though the game-room amenities differ slightly based on the town—Boston's Back Bay has six Brunswick Gold Crown pool tables, and Dedham boasts air hockey tables for two or four players—each Kings location hosts group events, including parties and corporate getaways where you can finally laugh at your boss's ridiculous shoes. Weekly themed nights for the public also encourage dancing, karaoke, and trivia.