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Lemoore gets a massive all-in-one entertainment center. Here’s a sneak peek

Tachi Palace unveils new Coyote Entertainment Center

Step inside Tachi Palace's new Coyote Entertainment Center, which includes an arcade, pool tables, a sports bar, bowling lanes and a multiplex movie theater.
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Step inside Tachi Palace's new Coyote Entertainment Center, which includes an arcade, pool tables, a sports bar, bowling lanes and a multiplex movie theater.

By design, the Coyote Entertainment Center is the kind of place you’ll want to bring the family for the day.

Like a full eight-hour day.

“Basically, it’s a one-stop shop,” says Nichole Castillo, director of sales and marketing for the center, which opens Nov. 30 next to Tachi Palace Hotel and Casino in Lemoore.

“It’s almost like a perfect entertainment spot.”

The glass-faced building comes in at close to 90,000 square feet and puts several options under one roof.

The eight-screen Palace Cinemas has 1,100 luxury seats with Christie Pure laser cinema projectors, QSC Theater and Dolby Atmos sound systems, and delivered-to-your-seat food options.

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Tachi Palace’s new Coyote Entertainment Center includes eight multiplex movie theaters with reclining leather chairs. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com

Tachi Lanes is a 30-lane bowling alley that’s heavy on flashing neon and swank leather seating with a separated six-lane VIP room.

The shoes are old school.

Mit’si Little Arcade has more than 45 games — franchise games like Halo and The Walking Dead, plus classics like Ice Ball (better known as skee-ball). All games use the point system (ala Dave & Buster’s) and players can earn reward points redeemable in the arcade shop.

There’s a stuffed poop emoji, for example, but also Xbox gaming consoles and the like.

Red Bud Billiards is set up with nine tournament-style tables, a full bar and a video wall made up with nine large-screen TVs.

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Red Bud Billiards at Tachi Palace’s new Coyote Entertainment Center also features a sports bar with large-screen TVs. JOHN WALKER jwalker@fresnobee.com

Along with the standard theater-style concessions, there is also the Ch’ox’l Eagle Lounge, which features a full menu of flatbreads, salads and paninis, plus pizzas, chicken wings, beer-battered fish and chips, and burgers. For those of drinking age, the restaurant features 30 craft beers along with specialty cocktails and an expansive bourbon selection.

The center will be open 11 a.m. to midnight Sunday to Thursday and 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

The entertainment center is part of a larger expansion from the Tachi-Yokut Tribe. In July, a 45,000-square foot outdoor entertainment tent was added to the casino’s existing outdoor entertainment area.

Taken with the existing casino and hotel (and with the World Surf League hosting events nearby), Tachi Palace is an obvious draw for those from the area — at the naval air base or in nearby towns — but also for people across the state, Castillo says.

“It’s like a hidden gem in the middle of all this ag land,” she says.

Joshua Tehee: 559-441-6479, @joshuatehee
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