Established in 1980!
The store was first opened by Paul Howley in 1980 at a small location on Chandler Street in Worcester. In 1992, the original That's Entertainment store was moved to its present location, a very large retail and events space on Park Avenue in Worcester.
A giant Pop-Culture Emporium featuring an amazing range of vintage and modern collectibles and entertainment items for all ages: Comics, Video Games, MTG, Board Games, Toys, Vinyl Records, RPG, Sports Cards, Autographs, Japanese Imports, Posters, and more!
Whatever your special interests among the various genres, you can connect with a knowledgeable specialist who shares your enthusiasms! And we have been dealing in nostalgia for so long that people often get nostalgic about us!
Our perfect sale is when a whole family files in, fans out into their areas of interest, holds up their finds to each other, then meets back at the register with their final selections! And whenever we can somehow come up with that elusive item based on a long-ago memory, we get a vicarious thrill.
In 1997, That's Entertainment received a "Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailer Award" from Comic-Con International: San Diego. The worldwide award recognizes "an individual retailer who has done an outstanding job of supporting the comics art medium both in the community and within the industry at large".
In March 2011, That's Entertainment petitioned the Worcester City Council to change the name of the private street running alongside the store from Marmon Place to Lois Lane.The Worcester Telegram opined that the proposed name was a good match for That's Entertainment "which, among many things, is in the superhero comic book business." In August 2012, the petition was approved and the new sign was installed Friday, December 28, 2012.