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Welcome to Scene75 Entertainment Center, the largest indoor entertainment center in the country! Scene75 opened in July of 2012 and is what many are calling one of the most exciting facilities to have ever opened in Dayton. Scene75 features a 150 seat restaurant, two full service bars, a snack bar, The Racing Place (the longer of only two indoor electric go-kart tracks in Ohio), the largest ticket redemption and video arcade in Dayton, the Chaos Room (the first gaming theater in the country), Big Bad Bounce (the largest inflatable arena in Ohio), the largest laser tag arena in Ohio, the only Spin Zone bumper car attraction in Ohio, the only black-light mini-golf course in Dayton, the only mini-bowling attraction in Dayton, the only 4D theater in Dayton, a Lazer Frenzy maze, eight private party rooms, three outdoor sand volleyball courts, two outdoor bocce courts, and an enormous outdoor patio.
Scene75 began as a dream several years ago with what the developers first deemed as less than a 1% chance of coming to fruition. The learning curve was steep, money was scarce, zoning required modification, the team was tiny and scattered, and the hurdles became more challenging with each passing day. Yet the team’s passion never dwindled, and in 2012, this dream became reality.
Jonah Sandler, Chief Entertainment Officer, moved from Chicago to his hometown of Dayton/Cincinnati in 2009 to refine the model for Scene75. He left the world of management consulting and investment banking to take a giant leap of faith in pursuing a passion for the community, the entertainment industry, his family, entrepreneurship, and for developing something of great importance to the region. He began his career in family entertainment by designing Putters Par-adise, which has been voted the best of six miniature golf courses in Dayton in each year of its existence, and the Chaos Room, the first interactive gaming theater in the country.
Soon after these facilities opened, Jonah began traveling the country to attend industry seminars; on his journey, he visited one entertainment center after another, taking with him ideas, inspirations, and most importantly, contacts.
With a collection of ideas yet a scarcity of resources, Jonah began to share his vision with others in hope of attracting operating partners. Dennis Sites, a local racing enthusiast, longtime business contact of Jonah’s family, and “The Spirit of Scene75″ soon jumped on board along with Doug Van Dyke to passionately develop plans for The Racing Place, the indoor electric go-kart track within the facility that is set to become the longest in Ohio. Brad Neal and Blake Moyer, two local individuals passionate about the overall concept and the bouncing inflatable industry in particular, soon joined the team to develop plans for Big Bad Bounce, the largest inflatable arena in Ohio. Plans underway also included the large full-service restaurant. Rob Sanders, a local electrician and longtime business contact of Jonah’s family, loved the idea of black-light miniature golf and enthusiastically joined the party to help add that attraction to the facility.
And thus, with several key operating pieces in place, the team was able to attract the attention of additional investors; included were lifelong friends, devoted family members, a very cool retired car dealer, and one of Jonah’s former managers who believed in him from the start.
All in all, it goes without saying how one of our favorite Scene75 sayings was born — it takes a community to build Scene75…and it takes another community to support it. We simply cannot succeed without your continued support. We hope you will support Scene75 Entertainment Center to the fullest extent possible as our goal is to make this the absolute best entertainment facility in the country for you. We genuinely look forward to sharing our passion with you when you visit us at Scene75!