Just in time for anyone looking to escape from the second-most-frightening day of the year, the makers of ScareHouse will debut Pittsburgh’s newest immersive experience: BOLD ESCAPE ROOMS opens Friday, Feb. 14, in the heart of the Strip District.
And while it may not be Halloween, it’s always a good time to scream through ScareHouse’s The Basement, the notorious, intimate horror experience that’s perfect for a happy (or not-so-happy) couple, which makes a long-overdue, limited-duration return after an unexpected delay during the Halloween season.
BOLD ESCAPE ROOMS offers two unique experiences: Stalked by a Killer and data/bass each of which combines intricate sets and unique puzzles in immersive adventures that can last up to an hour. Tickets to each escape room can be purchased separately online at www.BoldEscapeRooms.com, and will be open from early afternoon through late evening Wednesdays through Sundays.
Plus, for a very limited time, BOLD ESCAPE ROOMS will also feature the long-awaited return of The Basement, whose doors will be open through the end of February only. The unique, intimate horror experience invites the brave to venture through alone or with a friend to step into a realm that will haunt their dreams and fuel their nightmares. The dread-filled descent into The Basement is open to guests 18 and older, and a waiver must be signed for entry.
BOLD ESCAPE ROOMS founder and ScareHouse creative director Scott Simmons says an unexpected delay in the original plans for a concept called ‘The Scream District’ led to a decision to open the brand-new escape rooms and re-introduce The Basement now.
“So many people are desperate to escape the terrors of Valentine’s Day that when we realized last fall that we could not open our ‘Scream District’ concept on time and as planned, we began targeting this frightful, creepy, anxiety-laden day for the launch of our permanent escape rooms and the return of ‘The Basement,’” Simmons says.
“Renovating and restoring a historic building in the Strip District turned out to be more challenging and complex than we ever imagined, but the support from our fans has been enormously encouraging, and we hope they agree that there’s never a bad time for some adrenaline-fueled excitement,” Simmons added.
Both escape room attractions are recommended for ages 12 and older (visitors under 16 will require adult supervision), while The Basement is, as always, restricted to those 18 and older.
In Stalked by a Killer the clock is ticking, the room is filling with poisonous gas, and you have just one hour to escape with your lives. Armed only with your wits, you and your friends must solve a series of fiendish puzzles from the mind of a deranged maniac. It’s your chance to become the star of your very own horror movie!
data/bass begins with a question: Why was Pittsburgh’s hottest club suddenly shut down? Was it due to man, machine … or something in between? Up to eight people join an after-hours mission to sneak in and boot up the digital dance floor before time runs out. Hack and crack the code to get the party started!
Both experiences are housed in BOLD ESCAPE ROOMS at 2420 Penn Ave. in Pittsburgh’s Strip District. Tickets to The Basement start at $49.99 for a double ticket (admission for two people) and $34.99 for single admission. Admission to the escape rooms, each of which is purchased separately, is $26.95 each. Tickets for all attractions at BOLD ESCAPE ROOMS can be purchased online at www.BoldEscapeRooms.com. Ad