After countless birthday parties, mini-golf games and tickets exchanged for prizes, Family Fun Center has closed.

Sunday was the Omaha entertainment center’s last day in business.

Family Fun Center opened in 1982 near 72nd and Dodge Streets. It had party rooms, arcade games, laser tag, paintball and mini-golf. That original location closed in 2012 and relocated to a larger space at108th and L Streets, dubbed Family Fun Center XL, in 2012.

“Seven years later we have unfortunately found it impossible as a family-owned business to keep our doors open any longer with the changing times of video games in everyone’s homes and smart phones, as well as many other factors,” owners Chad Reznicek and Tony Farrington said in a statement. “Thank you Omaha for all the great memories and to everyone who has been a part of the fun over the years!”

Eddie Reznicek opened the first Family Fun Center in 1979 in Fremont. A second center opened in Grand Island in 1981. The Omaha location opened a year later, and, after about six months of operating all three, all but the Omaha location were closed.

Eddie Reznicek operated the business for 25 years before his son, Chad Reznicek, took over and, with Farrington, bought out his father. Eddie Reznicek passed away in 2013.

Family Fun Center is at least the second iconic Omaha-area entertainment location to announce its closing in the past several weeks. SkateDaze will close for good on March 31.

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Kevin Coffey is the entertainment editor and critic, covering music, movies, video games, comic books and lots more. Follow him on Twitter @owhmusicguy. Phone: 402-444-1557.

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