It’s unlike any laser tag. Walking into the face of laser assault to the senses. There are over 60 video games, air hockey tables, skeeball and all you can name. The newest addition to Blazer Tag is having an indoor ropes challenge courses called Austin Sky Trail that looms above while patrons play video games. It was the old theatre which has been converted and transformed into the largest tag arena in the state of Texas.
The Southwood Theatre was built as a single screen seating 868 by Trans-Texas Theatres. It was opened February 17, 1967 with Maurice Chevalier in “Monkey’s, Go Home!”. It had 1,000 seats. It was twinned in 1974 and acquired by AMC. In 1989 it changed ownership again becoming part of the Presidio Theatres. The building is a striking one with the exterior in a light colored limestone brick. A corner entrance to the theatre with an awning running around from the entrance down the side of the building. Since closing in 1996, it has had retail outlets in the gutted theatre one of which was a laser tag operation.
Thomas Maione and his wife, Diana,opened Blazer Tag Adventure Center in February 1999 in the former Southwood Theatre. Since then, Thomas has continued improving the facility with additions like a redemption prize counter, new video games, new bridges in the arena, – all to keep the experience fresh and exciting. He’s also hired and trained an outstanding staff to be knowledgeable and courteous and do whatever it takes to make each visit to Blazer Tag a memorable one! His and the staff’s goal is to continue to improve the facility and the quality of service for our guests!
It’s located at 1701 West Ben White Blvd in the Southwood Center.