Armed Forces Entertainment headliner Phillip Phillips performs during Naval Station Rota, Spain’s holiday tree lighting ceremony, Winter Wonderland, December 1, 2018. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Benjamin A. Lewis)
The Navy Morale, Welfare and Recreation (MWR) Rota plans a year-round calendar of fun events occurring on base for you and your family’s entertainment. For a full events calendar, visit: Navy MWR Events Calendar
MWR’s Special Events program provides the facilitation, planning, sourcing, promotion, and logistics required to offer high quality, engaging entertainment programs designed to enhance the morale of the military community in Rota, Spain. They strive to bring world class entertainment to Rota’s shores, including kids’ shows, professional athletes, actors, comedians, magicians, hypnotists, circus acts, and top recording artists.
Tickets and Travel offer trips off base for a variety of sightseeing tours. See our After Work – Off Base section or Rota Tickets and Travel for more information about these tours.
La Plaza is the home of a variety of things to do. Whether you’re looking for good food, a great beverage while watching sports on one of many large screens, or to try your luck in the game room, there's something for everyone! If you are the physical type, a horseshoe pit and volleyball net are located right outside of Champions Bar off the back patio. La Plaza also plays host to a wide variety of DOD bands and AFE shows.
Services Offered at La Plaza:
- Currency Exchange Center
- ATM located at the front entrance for your convenience
- On and off-site catering services
- 2 pool tables
- Recreational game room
- Large HDTVs and multiple projectors streaming AFN sports
Flix has recently been renovated and provides you with newly released movies for everyone to enjoy. With over 250 seats, you can comfortably enjoy the feature film by yourself or with your friends and family. Flix offers a variety of amenities including Club 43, a variety of packages for birthday parties and all your favorite concessions.
Club 43 can be reserved for birthday parties, special events, and special programming. When it’s not scheduled, Club 43 is available for general admission. Enjoy the comfortable leather sofas or escape with a crying baby so you can continue to enjoy the film. If you want to enjoy your movie with added comfort, you need a Premier Club Seat. They have 28 leather rocker recliners that are available until they are sold out.
MWR also has the only base drive-in movie theater in Europe. The drive-in theater showings are every Saturday at dusk. Arrive early and use the grills that are available to have a cookout with your friends and family. The drive-in theater is located near base housing.
Where good friends, great times, and competitive fun all come together! Pinz features Qubica AMF equipment that includes fun animation and easy to use player set-up. The twelve shiny lanes are equipped with automatic pinsetters, synthetic lanes, electronic score boards with interactive software and a great sound system! A bar and lounge area includes flat screen televisions and a slot machine area. Our youth friendly bowling center has “dino kid ball ramps” for the little ones to enjoy. Make sure you experience Cosmic bowling, which is every Friday and Saturday night from 8-10 p.m. You can catch your favorite sports television programming, hang out and listen to music, or just grab a bite to eat. Join one of the bowling league teams to make friends, break records, reconnect with old pals, and make new memories. Celebrate a command luncheon, birthday party, or special event at Pinz Bowling Center! The music and festive atmosphere make it an ideal party spot for any age!
For more information about any of these offerings, visit: Navy MWR Rota