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VIDEO: A look at Quinnz Pinz – May 27, 2018

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When the Middletown Recreation Center opened in the city of Middletown in 1941 World War II was raging on two continents and for just 10 cents a game you had your very own pin boy to reset the pins in your lane after a strike. One of those pin boys working at the center in the early 1950′s, Robert Quinn Senior, would eventually go on to buy bowling alley in 1972 renaming it Quinnz Pinz.

The Quinnz Pinz bowling business is now owned by Robert’s son Robert Quinn Jr. and has changed quite a bit since the heyday of the pin boys. Among the new innovations in automatic pin setting machines, which retrieves, organizes and sets the pins, there are now speed cameras to see how fast your ball went down the lane, automatic bumpers, computers to tally your scores and automatic ball returns. The family-run bowling alley also offers escape the room puzzles games, a restaurant featuring locally sourced ingredients and craft beers, an arcade and a summer camp for young bowlers.

The Great Escape – Escape real life for some real fun! – October 31, 2017

We are all guilty of falling into a routine with our schedules.  Sometimes it can 

seem as if you are repeating the same day over and over and over…

….which is why Escape Room attractions have become so popular, you can escape reality for a while, solve some puzzles and have some fun!   

So why should you try an escape room adventure? Read on for more details.   

  1. They are perfect for friends, families, birthday parties or corporate events.

No matter what age you are, you can enjoy the puzzles and challenges of an Escape Room.  Whether you are trying to beat your best time or doing a team building exercise with your office, the brainteasers and puzzles will allow you to escape real life for a little bit as you have fun working together.

2. They sharpen your mental skills.

After an hour in an Escape Rooms, your brain will surely thank you.  Just like the rest of your body, your brain needs exercise.  The puzzles and clues will keep you alert, increase your concentration and can actually help improve other brain functions.

3. It’s fun!

Stepping into one of the Quinnz Pinz Escape Rooms allows you to immerse yourself into a new story and experience an atmosphere like nothing you have ever seen before.  It is so easy to get caught up in everyday life.  An Escape Rooms allow you to, let loose and have fun!  Learn more…

Celebrating the Stars of Tomorrow – Quinnz Pinz’s Scholarship Program!

There are a lot of different ways to earn scholarships today. Some scholarships require you to make a video, some give you a writing prompt to answer and others ask you to write an essay.

But did you know you could bowl your way to a scholarship?

Quinnz Pinz is participating in the Stars of Tomorrow High School and Junior Scholarship Program again for the 2017/2018 season for bowlers starting in Kindergarten going all the way through high school.  The program is designed to offer Scholarship Opportunities through bowling, awards and tournaments.  

The best part of the program? All bowlers are eligible for scholarships! You can still win a scholarship even if you have never really bowled before.  

The Quinnz Pinz In-House Scholarships include awards for sportsmanship, attendance, high score, most improved and high series.  Scholarships are also awarded for fundraising.  

Last year In-House Scholarships totaling $3,000 were awarded to those who participated in the program!  Read More…

Middletown’s Favorite Family Entertainment Center to Participate in Kidz Expo for Second Year in a Row – September 2017

Middletown, NY – Middletown’s favorite family entertainment center, Quinnz Pinz, will be participating in the annual Hudson Valley Kidz Expo for the second year in a row.  They will be sharing exciting news about their new Escape Rooms and their other attractions filled with fun for families the day of the event.   

The Hudson Valley Kidz Expo, presented by the Times Herald-Record is a day for families in the area to come out and enjoy activities for kids, stage presentations, information and advice for parents and more.  Not only will Quinnz Pinz have a booth at the event, they are also hosting a Cute Kidz Photo Contest, with the winners receiving Quinnz Pinz gift cards or ticket bundles to the event.

Quinnz Pinz owners Bobby and Jaime Quinn recognize the importance of providing activities and things to do for families around the area.  As business owners who balance what they do with raising their family, they understand that families have busy schedules and sometimes need to just take a day for themselves to have some fun.  This is why Quinnz Pinz consistently provides fun programs for families at their facility and why they decided to participate in the Kidz Expo again this year.  

“We really care about the whole experience for families when they come to our facility,” Bobby said, “We also love going out and being involved in community events around Middletown.”  Read More…

From The Classroom To Cardio, Bowling Offers Unparalleled Benefits

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — More and more Americans are hitting the lanes than ever before.

The United States’ most popular participation activity, bowling attracts more than 70 million players annually. Exciting, challenging and fun for the whole family, bowling has also become known for both its health and lifestyle benefits.  Read More…

When Bowling Works Up An Appetite, Quinnz Pinz Has The Answer

MIDDLETOWN, N.Y. — Engaging in any physical activity burns stored energy, which over time can lead to hunger. Bowling is no exception, and playing even a few casual games can work up quite an appetite. However, thanks to Quinnz Pinz in Middletown, enjoying a day at the lanes doesn’t need to mean leaving your taste buds at home.

At many bowling alleys, eating options remain rather limited. Classics such as pizza, burgers and wings are menu staples, but have earned a dubious reputation due to a lack of freshness and flavor. However, Quinnz Pinz is breaking the mold by offering innovative takes on classic dishes, and providing restaurant-quality food in an unbeatable venue. Here’s some of what has made their menu shine:  Read More….

Middletown Fundraiser for Houston – Sept. 8, 2017

MIDDLETOWN – Quinnz Pinz bowling alley will host a fundraiser to support those impacted by Tropical Storm Harvey on Sunday.
Bowling games will be buy one, get one free on Sunday from 1 to 7 p.m. for those who make a monetary donation or bring specific items.
The “Helping Hand from New York to Texas” event is organized by James McDonnell, of Middletown, who said baby items are a specific need, including diapers, baby wipes and bottles. Other donation items can include non-perishable food items, cleaning products and bedding or sleeping bags.
Monetary donations will be transferred as gift cards and given out as needed.
The event will include live music and raffles, including two tandem hang-gliding flights donated by Bryon Estes , the flight school manager and owner of US Hang Gliding in Middletown.   Read More…

Quinnz Pinz To Participate In Run 4 Downtown & Make An Exciting Announcement – August 19th, 2017

Middletown, NY – It’s been a busy year for Quinnz Pinz.  Middletown’s favorite family entertainment center has added an exclusive beer called Pinz Blonde, hosted several big events and completed a renovation of the outside of the building on Railroad Avenue. It has been quite a year, but they are not done yet.

Quinnz Pinz will be making an announcement at the Run 4 Downtown Race on Saturday, August 19 about a brand new attraction that is sure to bring even fun for downtown Middletown.  This new attraction is currently being installed in their facility and will be open for families, groups of friends, birthday parties and corporate events as soon as this Fall! Read more….

Quinnz Pinz to celebrate bowling alley’s anniversary – Oct. 16, 2016

Quinnz Pinz, located at 13-19 Railroad Ave. in Middletown, will celebrate the bowling alley’s 75th anniversary from 12 – 5 PM on Sunday. The event will feature family activities, giveaways, and a birthday cake.  The business opened in the 1940s as the Middletown Recreation Center, and was known more recently as Middletown Lanes.  The newly renovated space features a sports bar, pool tables, a new arcade and 20 lanes.

Middletown bowling center stays in the fast lane – Sept. 2, 2016

MIDDLETOWN – A newspaper story dated Oct. 25, 1941, in the Middletown Times Herald described a bowling alley set to open the next day as “ultra-modern.” That could be said 75 years later of the same place now known as Quinnz Pinz.

Owners Bob Quinn and his wife, Jaime, have spent several years renovating the Railroad Avenue building. Screens over the lanes show live sports of all kinds and music videos. There’s a four-lane V.I.P. section for parties. Cosmic bowling, with darkened lanes and flashing lights has proved popular with the young crowd. And let’s not forget the all-new arcade installed just last week that has a gigantic Pac-Man.

The Quinn family has had a hand in the business since Bob Quinn’s father, Bob Sr., was a pin boy in the early 1950s. The senior Quinn worked his way up the ranks, the son recalls, and bought the place in 1972 from Moe Campbell.  Read More…

Middletown bowl-a-thon with Knicks – April 10, 2016

Cleanthony Early and several of his Knicks teammates turned out for a benefit Saturday night at Quinnz Pinz in Middletown.  Read More…

Jets safety Calvin Pryor in Middletown – Jan. 5, 2016

Calvin Pryor did a charity bowl-a-thon at Quinnz Pinz in Middletown on Monday night. He made time for Times Herald-Record sports writer Josh Bakan.