- January 7, 2022
After more than two decades in business, which were riddled with several bankruptcies and major losses, the entertainment chain GameWorks has thrown in the towel and announced the closure of its six remaining locations. The news was posted on the company’s website and social media accounts on Christmas Eve, according to several industry outlets.
GameWorks venues were dotted across Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Las Vegas, Minneapolis, Seattle, and San Francisco (although that location went by the name Tabletop Tap House) and provided on-site gaming in the vein of larger arcade-and-food competitors like Dave&Buster’s. Offering bowling, billiards, and arcade games since 1997, as well as a full menu and bar, the chain was once a popular destination for indoor entertainment and on-premise dining. But its business was effectively obliterated by the pandemic when it was forced to cease operations at all its venues for months.
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- January 7, 2022
A proud host. Despite what Andy Cohen thought of ABC’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve, the special dominated the competition, ratings-wise — and host Ryan Seacrest couldn’t be happier.
The American Idol host, 47, posted a screenshot of an article about Rockin’ Eve‘s ratings win to his Instagram Stories on Wednesday, January 5. According to The Wrap, the Friday, December 31, show was the highest-rated New Year’s Eve special on TV with 19.6 million viewers — triple the amount that watched Miley Cyrus and Pete Davidson on Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party. The evening also gave Rockin’ Eve its most viewers in four years.
“Thank you to everyone who made this year’s #RockinEve another success!” Seacrest wrote on Wednesday in a post shared via Instagram. “To all those who tuned in, to my amazing co-hosts @lizakoshy, @ciara,