Locked: Escape Game Murfreesboro – Movie Theatre [Review]

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Location: Murfreesboro, TN

Date Played: February 10, 2018

Team size: 2-6; we recommend 2-4

Duration: 60 minutes

Price: $28 per ticket

REA Reaction

Movie Theatre was a ton of fun to play through. It was unusual in aesthetics, set up, solutions, and reveals. The puzzles were more thematically relevant than integrated into a story; however, Locked: Escape Game Murfreesboro kept us engaged with enjoyable nostalgic moments.

Who is this for?

  • Puzzle lovers
  • Popcorn aficionados
  • Any experience level

Why play?

  • Fun reveals
  • Playful vibe
  • Quirkiness

Story

A rival movie theatre was always outselling ours because of their superior popcorn. We’d bribed a disgruntled custodian to leave the back door unlocked so that we could sneak in and steal their popcorn’s secret ingredient.

In-game: A set of 4 movie theater seats in a small theater.

Setting

Movie Theatre was a very small movie theater. It had a big screen, a projector, two rows of stadium seats, and even disposable cups in the cupholders. Despite its size, the set nailed the aesthetic. It was an interesting place to puzzle.

In-game: The screen of a movie theater in the background, a cup and straw in the foreground.

Gameplay

Movie Theatre was a standard search-and-puzzle escape room that struck a nice balance between the two.

Part of the fun of this room escape was enjoying the props and set pieces.

Standouts

Movie Theatre was an adorable miniaturization of a movie theater.

Movie Theater seemed basic at the onset, but as the game progressed it revealed hidden complexity.

The hint system put a thematic twist on standard escape room hinting.

Movie Theater didn’t take itself too seriously. Locked: Escape Game Murfreesboro designed a gag into this escape room.

Locked: Escape Game Murfreesboro added a prop that transformed what would have been an annoying paper puzzle into an approachable, interesting, and thematically relevant challenge.

Shortcomings

Movie Theater felt a little repetitive. We would have liked to see more variety from the puzzles.

While Movie Theater was cute, the narrative didn’t carry the comical popcorn recipe premise. Instead it was a themed escape room with a joke at the end. We would have liked to see Locked: Escape Game Murfreesboro lean into the ridiculousness of the mission with more over-the-top interactions backed by story.

Tips for Visiting

  • There is parking out front.
  • We enjoyed the muffins (and other delicacies) at Mimi’s Cafe.

Book your hour with Locked: Escape Game Murfreesboro’s Movie Theatre, and tell them that the Room Escape Artist sent you.

The next Room Escape Conference is taking place in Nashville, TN from July 27-29, 2018. The conference organizers sponsored our trip to Nashville, Murfreesboro, and Franklin to play this game and others in the region. We strive to help conference attendees visit the room escapes that are best for them.

 

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