The Tachi Entertainment Center was designed to be a new hub of family entertainment for the Tachi-Yokut community and the surrounding population in the city of Lemoore, California. This project is the most recent addition to the Tachi Palace Casino that is owned and operated by the tribe. In sensing a need for more family oriented activities, the tribal council reached out to FFKR to take on this project. We worked with the council and other members of the community to design a center that would have broad appeal.
The project has eight movie theaters with a total of 950 seats, a large arcade with 50 games, and a billiards room with a total of nine tables. The bowling alley is designed for both league and public games with 24 league bowling lanes, and six boutique bowling lanes for private rental. In the center of the building is a large concessions area with a full service kitchen that will serve all of the activities and a full service bar for the adult patrons. There are also two rentable party rooms that patrons can use for private parties. The project was bid out to several construction companies, with A.R. Mays winning the construction contract. They were chosen due to a competitive price and schedule and they also had previous entertainment center experience with other Native American tribes in their home state of Arizona. The project will complete in October of 2018 and will be within the original budget and schedule given at the time of bidding.
The Tachi Entertainment Center features a beautiful main concourse area with a large rotunda at the center with warm finishes, an intricate terrazzo floor, and a dynamic multi layered ceiling. It opens into the main concessions and theater ticketing area for the facility and has seating for the public where they can enjoy some food and wait for their movie to start.
The Tachi Entertainment Center features 30 state-of-the-art bowling lanes. 24 lanes are dedicated to league style and recreational bowling. Six boutique lanes are separated out for private parties. There is also a private party room that directly opens to the boutique bowling lanes. The bowling areas also feature full food service.
Another great feature of the entertainment center is the full service sports bar. Located right off the main concourse and near the bowling lanes, it will serve not only patrons at the bar, but the bowling area as well. It is a great spot for adults to relax and enjoy a drink and some food while the youth enjoy one of many family friendly activities.
Eight Screen Movie Theater
The Tachi Entertainment Center features an eight screen movie theater, with at total of 1,150 seats. There are two, 50-seat, luxury lounge reclining chair theaters, with one of the luxury and one of the large house theater featuring Dolby ATMOS sound and 4K laser projection. Aside from normal concession fare, the theaters also have access to the full menu of the bar and bowling lanes.
The entertainment center features a large billiards room. This area has nine tournament-sized pool tables as well as it’s own full service bar. There is plenty of seating around the perimeter of the space for patrons to enjoy food and drinks while watching or participating in a game of pool.