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Hours/Health & Safety Measures

Idle Hours Entertainment values the health and safety of our guests and staff. We have taken many steps in conjunction with state and federal guidelines assure that our customers enjoy themselves in a safe atmosphere.

For your health and safety, we continue to sanitize all surfaces using appropriate chemicals such as BioCide 100 between guests.  BioCide 100 kills 99.9% of germs and bacteria plus cleans and deodorizes in one easy step and continually santizes surfaces for up to 21 days.  We are using a backpack fogger that has been proven to be safe in order to sanitize the entire center regularly.  All bowling balls and shoes are thoroughly sanitized and will be re-sanitized after each use. Sanitization stations are available for use by all guests throughout the facility.  We will socially distance bowling groups by maintaining one lane separation between parties.  Masks will be required for anyone entering the building, in common areas and in restrooms. Masks may be removed once your group is on your assigned lane.  Within the arcade, all high contact areas will be sanitized following a strict schedule and social distancing guidelines will remain in effect in this area. 

All staff will be temperature checked prior to beginning their shifts, will wear face masks, and adhere to social distancing guidelines.

We welcome you back to our family entertainment center and hope that you enjoy your time here!  

Important Update

We want to be the safest place to work, have fun and eat. We have diligently worked to update our service model and trained our team members to provide a fun and safe environment to all who walk through our doors. We value your health and safety, and we are committed to this promise, but we will also need your help to achieve it.


The Annual No-Tap

The Regions Largest Team & Doubles No-Tap Tournament starts back up for 2021 on Friday, April 16. Teams & Doubles - Instant cash jackpots now pay $60.00! Click below for squad openings, entry form & rules, prize lists, and hotel accommodations. Crazy Strikes Low Progressive Jackpot now worth OVER $90,000.00!!!!!!

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  • COVID-19 may have canceled us for 2020 but we are back for a great Annual No-Tap Tournament in 2021! Join us for the 40th Annual No-Tap Tournament featuring team and doubles events. This year's event is April 16th through May 16th. Top prizes as always are GUARANTEED! There are multiple jackpots to enter where you can win INSTANT CASH on the spot!

Bowl Your Brains Out

Tuesday - Thursday - Sunday

Our Bowl Your Brains Out Special is back every Tuesday and Thursday from 9pm to midnight and Sunday from 6pm to Midnight. Choose any two hours you'd like during these hours and get UNLIMITED bowling with shoe rental for only $12.95 per person.

Get some practice games in for your bowling league or just roll a few games with family and friends!
3 people per lane minimum.

Tuesday & Thursday

Seniors & High Risk Customers Only

On Tuesdays and Thursdays we are opening our doors at noon for our Seniors and High Risk Customers. Their safety as well as all our customer's saftey is our primary concern. From Noon to 3:00pm only Seniors and High Risk Customers will be allowed to enter the building. Seniors can enjoy a reduced open bowling rate of $3.75 a game per person.

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Join Today

Our Annual Superbowl No-Tap Triples Tournament starts Monday, February 1 and continues through February 7 with 3 squads on game day! 9 pins is a strike. Gather up your best three bowlers to capture the GUARANTEED Top Prize of $750.00. Some squads fill fast so don't wait too long to reserve a spot. Call us at 570-961-5213 to make a reservation.

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Visit Our Newly Renovated Center



We are a family business owned and operated by the same family for over 60 years. Our facilities are providing the same great customer services, by the same awesome staff, in the same locations and offering new exciting attractions with more to come! Only the business names have changed. Please experience both locations for a new level of excitement!

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New Party Packages Now Available!

The Party HQ

We are happy to announce the addition of our NEW Birthday Party Packages at Idle Hours South. We still have our regular and cosmic party packages but now offer laser tag party packages. Laser tag can also be added to ANY party package! Kids can now enjoy time in our NEW arcade area with over 30 games available to play. As always, just bring the kids and the cake and we will do the rest!

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Take on the Challenge of the Arena!

Laser Tag

THE ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE! Our Laser Tag Arena is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday. We've been working hard to make this a great time for all ages. It's exciting, challenging and will thoroughly test your skills! Our arena can accommodate up to 30 players and is available for regular play, birthday parties, corporate outings and more. We now feature LASER TAG Birthday Parties. Check out our new party packages today!

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We Are Here to Help!


Idle Hours South has many programs available for your next fundraising event. Non-profit organizations and groups of all sizes can benefit greatly from our program. For more information concerning your next fundraising event please contact Steve at Idle Hours South at 570-961-5213.

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Earn Points. Win Prizes!

Play Today!

Idle Hours South is proud to announce the addition of our NEW Arcade area. Immerse yourself in games like Halo: Fireteam Raven for nonstop action or relax and earn some points while playing skee-ball or our GIANT Space Invaders game. Points earned can be redeemed in our redemption room for cool prizes! 

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Cosmic Bowling
Friday & Saturday at 9:30pm

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Best deals in town!

We have specials going all the time, and the best deals in town. Bowl Your Brains Out on Tuesday, Thursday or Sunday for one low price! Also we offer an out of this world bowling experience on Friday and Saturday nights at 9:30pm...COSMIC BOWLING! Check out all our offers!

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Snack Bar & Pub

G&M's Snack Bar &
Poor Richard's Pub

Doesn't matter if there's one, two, four, or ten of you, G&M's Snack Bar really does have something that every one can enjoy! Take a look at our menu and find what you want! Also, check out Poor Richard's Pub! Catch all the college football games and NFL games every Saturday and Sunday starting at noon. Food and drink specials all day on Sunday!!

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125 Beech Street
Scranton, PA 18505

Located on the corner of Wyoming Avenue and Beech Street across from the South Side Shopping Center.

  • 28 Anvilane Pro Lanes
  • Laser Tag
  • Bumper Bowling/Dragon Ramps
  • Poor Richard's Pub
  • G & M's Snack Bar
  • Dart Supplies & Pro-Shop
  • Game Room & Redemption
  • Leagues
  • Birthday Parties

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125 Beech Street
Scranton, PA 18505


Idle Hours Entertainment North & South
Home of Family Fun!

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2008 Scranton/Carbondale Highway
Scranton, PA 18508