Gift cards to see a movie are always welcome gifts.  The cards are available for purchase at the Community Theatre in Woodstock

Entertainment gift cards are always popular holiday gifts.

For bowling enthusiasts, the Shenandoah Bowling Lanes, 5904 Main St. in Mount Jackson, offers gift certificates. Owner Tina Bowman said there is no minimum or maximum amount to use the gift certificates and they can be spent in-house on bowling and food items.

“Unfortunately, I don’t offer cards so the certificates have to be bought in house and used in-house,” she said. “Stopping in and getting the certificates also gives people a chance to check out our nostalgic atmosphere. We sold several gift certificates last year for the holiday season.”

Gift certificates can be purchased during the Shenandoah Bowling Lanes’ business hours from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.

Rick Novak, the owner of the Royal Family Bowling Center, 430 Remount Road in Front Royal, said the bowling alley offers gift cards and there’s no minimum denomination required.

“We do offer gift cards and they can come to Royal Family Bowling Center to purchase them, and they can put whatever amount they would like to put on them,” he said.

Novak said that gift cards can be bought during the bowling center’s business hours — 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Who doesn’t like to go to the movies? The Community Theatre, at 136 N. Main St. in Woodstock, offers gift cards for film lovers. The minimum denomination that can be put on a gift card is $15. Gift cards can also be purchased at the theatre from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Gift cards for the Community Theater may be purchased online at

Novak, who is also the owner of Royal Cinemas, at 17 E. Main St. in Front Royal, said the theater offers gift cards that can be purchased on site. There is no minimum denomination required for gift cards and they can be used for any film or at the concession stand.

He said that gift cards may be purchased during the theater’s business hours from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Friday and 12:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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