Here is your virtual nickel tour of Star Laser Force, adapted from my original posting on a Yahoo group in 2009.
Star Laser Force was the first commercial laser tag venture in Houston, Texas. The facility had one indoor arena.
The building was a double sheet metal warehouse. Initially you could walk in the front door, and the waiting room was up front; later a much larger waiting area was finished and I think there may have been picnic tables for parties. When you came in the back door from the parking at the rear you passed through a dark tunnel and through the Stargate, a “chamfered” science-fiction doorway illuminated from within... well, really it was a black wooden channel with aluminum foil and Christmas lights.
The whole of the interior of the building except bathrooms and employee areas was painted flat black. There were some benches for people to wait for their turn. They always had a few arcade video games. I remember an old Space Wars early on, and later, in the large waiting area, there were titles such as Gauntlet and Bomb Jack.
You had to fill out the one-sheet sign up form to play. It had a brief and barely adequate legal disclaimer. They made cheap laminated photo IDs. You'd pay your $3.00 to play (initial price at opening), and games were initially 7 or 8 minutes as I recall. If you paid in advance (and you really had to), your receipt would get you into your game's time slot, and if you were serious about playing the game your team would sit together and work out strategy while waiting for your chance.