Just like the movies, real life is comprised of memorable characters, stirring moments, and a climactic face-off with your evil twin in a volcano. Celebrate cinematic verisimilitude with today’s Groupon to the Haunted Theater experience at the Loring Theater (a $50 total value). Each admission includes:
- One ticket to the haunted theater (a $20 value)
- One drink voucher (a $5 value)
- Two movie tickets to use at a later date (a $20 value)
- One swag bag from Twin Cities Magic and Costume (a $5 value)<p>
This Groupon is valid for the 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m., 9 p.m., and 10 p.m. shows on October 24-October 28.
Loring Theater casts a rotating roster of live productions, classic films, and musical performances that keeps local culture buffs guessing who will show up next. The second-annual Haunted Theater event transports audiences to the 1960s with a Cuban Missile Crisis–themed show centered on the discovery of a basement fallout shelter that runs five times each night. Part haunted house, part theatrical experience, and part lime Jello mold, the 30-minute tour shepherds guests through more than 1,000 square feet of nuclear-crisis terrors in the abandoned fallout shelter. Loring Theater encourages guests to don 60s-style dress to bolster authenticity and trick passersby into thinking they accidentally stepped through a wormhole. Between nuclear sirens, horror fans can peruse a swag bag from Twin Cities Magic and Costume and sip on a beer, wine, or other included adult potable acquired from the theater’s bar. The tour ends with an end-of-the-world party in the lobby.
Film enthusiasts will also receive two film tickets to use at the theater’s upcoming shows. The historic Loring Theater has bowed before audiences for decades, even hosting Tammy Faye Bakker’s wedding on April Fools’ Day in 1961. Loring Theater reclaimed its original name after a stint as The Music Box Theatre, allegedly inspiring similar rebirths for artists such as Prince, John Cougar Mellencamp, and Queen Elizabeth II.