The Pickford family has operated Showtime Lanes for over two decades. Bill took over Samarge Lanes in January of 1995, which then became Showtime Lanes. Bill grew up in Springfield, IL a few miles away from King Pin Lanes and always enjoyed bowling in the youth program. Bill later began working at King Pin Lanes and fell in love with it. Bill learned Samarge Lanes was for sale in Virden, and moved his family from Dawson, IL to Girard and has lived in there ever since. Along with his wife, Terri, they have made Showtime what it is today. They have 3 children, Bryan, Gina, and Kaylee, who have all contributed working for the family business. Kaylee was appointed Assistant Manager as of 2016 and plans to carry on the family business with the help of her brother and sister. Bill and Terri have 3 grandsons: Bentley (Gina),  Parker (Bryan), & Gideon (Kaylee). The Pickford's have enjoyed living and contributing to the communities of Virden and Girard and hope to offer a family friendly fun center for many years to come. 


Full Service Restaurant & Catering
Full service restaurant serving up breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Buffet is held: Wednesday lunch-11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Wednesday dinner: 5 -7:30 p.m. Saturday 5-7:30 p.m. Sunday brunch 10:30-1:30.
Pro Shop
Order the latest bags, balls, shoes and more. Balls drilled in house by Bill Pickford, Owner. Pro Shop carries all of your bowling needs!


Laser Tag
Pirates Quest Laser Tag! New arena built Dec. 2016. Offers fun for all ages! $7.00 per game per person. Wednesday Special 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. $5.00 per game per person. Combo Prices available!
$3.25 for Kids & Senior Citizens/ $3.75 for adults! Prices per game per person. Shoe rental $2.50 or you can bowl in socks. Birthday Parties Welcome! Combo prices with Laser Tag included are available.
Mini Arcade
Mini Arcade with the latest games to keep the youngsters entertained!


MON-FRI 6:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
SAT 7:00 a.m.
SUN 7:00 a.m - 8:00 p.m. 

BOWLING & Laser Tag:
WED 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
FRI 5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
SAT 1:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
SUN 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.