have you guys done the "moonlight" bowling also.. where they turn off most of the lights except the ones down by the Pins? I've thrown plenty of gutter balls,, and i think for pretty much the same reason...those dang holes are too small to get your fingers in!!! Why is it that out of 5 holes.. my fingers only really fit in 2,, what the heck! does anyone else have that problem? It's a good thing Bowling is not my sport..and i don't take it too seriously..i guess that's why i enjoy it when i go. Thanks for the Post.
We have that "moonlight" bowl, not for the entire night but they do exactly what you describe for a period of a minute or two at a time - maybe once or twice an hour - can't remember exactly now. It's usually just a couple of frames. Then the crystal ball with all the mirrors on it comes on and they shoot colored lasers at it, so it's all just like the disco club back in the 70's. Here out west, establishments are pretty conscious about liability. I can just imagine, walking zombies after a while!
What we enjoy is the lively atmosphere, plenty of people we know. Even the people that are next to us that we don't know will give us high fives for a spare or a strike, and we to them; and once in a while just break out in disco dance. We bowl until the arms are tired. Here it starts about 10pm and we always are there until midnight, sometimes 1pm to close down the place.
My kids love it, especially the young ones. They get to stay up well past their usual bedtime :)