Celebration includes complimentary activity wristbands, deals, and more

WHAT: Kristof’s Entertainment Center will celebrate its 50th anniversary this Saturday, June 1.

  • The first 100 guests in attendance will receive a complimentary activity wristband to enjoy unlimited bowling, mini golf, and go karts.
  • All activities will remain 50% off for the remainder of the day.
  • Trustee Chuck Husk of Round Lake Beach will present a key to the village.
  • Keith Hamilton of the Illinois State Bowling Proprietors Association will present a “50 years of Membership” plaque to the Kristof family.
  • As longstanding members of the Medinah Shriners Motor Corps, the Kristofs will be making a $5,000 donation to Shriners Children’s Chicago to commemorate their anniversary.

Founded in 1974 by brothers Jim and Tom Kristof alongside their mother Lorraine, Kristof’s humble roots as a quaint local bowling alley have expanded over the years to become a bustling entertainment hub in Lake County. The venue serves thousands of guests each year through a variety of entertainment options including mini golf, arcade games, casual dining, and even one of the Nation’s top haunted houses during Halloween.

“We started Kristof’s as a family, for our family– with the goal of becoming a community staple in quality family entertainment for the area,” said co-owner Jim Kristof. “Countless families have become a part of ours through making memories at Kristof’s– it’s been incredibly rewarding to see the imprint we’ve left here over the last five decades.”

After recently completing a round of interior renovations at the venue, Kristof’s is currently building a second miniature golf course, adding more opportunities for families to play together all summer long.

“Fifty years have gone by, but we’re not done yet,” added co-owner Tom Kristof. “We’re here to keep providing safe, fun, and affordable entertainment to Chicagoland families as long as they’ll have us.”

WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 11 AM – 1 PM

WHERE: Kristof’s Entertainment Center – 421 W Rollins Rd., Round Lake Beach, IL