Her family was not a bowling family, MacLeod said, but during long summer days, her mother would drop the two girls off at the bowling alley. “We would bowl three games and then call her to come pick us up when we were finished. In those days, you never even had to give second thought about whether it was safe or not.”
MacLeod said that, in those days, the Grand Central Bowl had no amenities, such as bumpers in the gutters for novices or automatic scoring. “I have been to many other bowling alleys, many with the new amenities, but none compares to the Grand Central Bowl. I was very sorry to see the Bowl closed when Disney bought the property.”
The former bowling alley is now part of the Walt Disney Co. complex. The exterior was used in “Pulp Fiction,” according to www.itsfilmedthere.com.