Stars Go Alight in Birmingham

It is always tricky to try and get the whole family together on an outing but Star City in Birmingham plans to do just that. Star City is a humongous entertainment complex in Birmingham, located very closely to the M6 motorway, off at Junction 6.

There is a cinema, bowling complex, a variety of restaurants and a collection of hotels in Birmingham Star City. The land on which it sits on now was initially derelict but then was granted the approval to be built on as part of a big Birmingham regeneration scheme. The 25-screen Vue cinema was at the time of building, the largest cinema in Europe, whilst the whole complex’s 392,000 square feet makes it one of the largest entertainment venues in the UK. Since the complex was opened in July 2000 by George Clooney and Mark Wahlberg, a 22-lane Megabowl alley has been built, a Goals football centre featuring fourteen floodlit pitches and a Sports Bar opened in 2007, and the first 36-hole indoor mini golf course in England, ‘Adventure Island Mini Golf’ was opened in June 2008.

Beyond all of these facilities, the complex has been home to some ground-breaking events. Many visitors have been attracted to various screenings of major Hollywood and Bollywood movies at Vue, whilst Cirque Du Soleil made a visit to the site in 2005. The Chinese State Circus who tented up in 2006 and 2008 has now since been replaced by the Moscow State Circus this winter. If you are thinking of partying the night away at the collection of bars and restaurants that the complex has to offer, you can always book a night in at the Birmingham Star City hotels which are available at your disposal.
Trumping over The Printworks in Manchester and Birmingham’s own The Mailbox, Birmingham Star City is an amazing place for a fun day out with the family. Whether you’re checking out that new blockbuster or competing with your friends on a golfing tournament, be sure to come with an open mind and a thirst for entertainment.

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December 2, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Destination Tips

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