Most of our blog articles focus on business tips for escape room owners, but sometimes you just need to remember why you got into the escape game industry in the first place!
The simple fact is…escape games are cool! Fortunately, it appears that the rest of the world is finally recognizing that, and we are seeing escape rooms on the big and small screen!
So, next time you need something to watch, consider watching one of the following:
Escape Room Movies:
Escape Room (2019)
Six strangers find themselves in circumstances beyond their control, and must use their wits to survive.
No Escape Room (2018)
When an escape room attraction turns from a fun bonding activity to a dangerous paranormal experience, a father and daughter must flee from an angry spirit.
Escape Room (2017)
Four friends test their intelligence in a game that takes a dark turn.
Escape Room (2017)
Four friends who partake in a popular Los Angeles escape room, owned by Brice (Ulrich), and find themselves stuck with a demonically possessed killer. Sean Young plays the keeper of a box containing an evil demon. The friends have less than an hour to solve the puzzles needed to escape the room alive!
Escape from Marwin (2018)
In life, we all deserve second chances. It doesn’t matter what we have done. What if we were given a second opportunity in the form of an “escape room”? Annually, prisoners sentenced to the death penalty have the option to play this game and be able to get the great prize that they desire, their freedom.
Escape Rooms on Sitcoms:
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia
Season 13, Episode 2: “The Gang Escapes”
When Mac and Dennis are looking to boost productivity around their apartment, Sweet Dee hires an “escape room experience” service.
The Big Bang Theory
Season 8, Episode 16: “The Intimacy Acceleration”
Sheldon and Penny agree to participate in an unusual experiment. Leonard, Amy, Raj and Emily spend the evening trying to escape a room with a “zombie”. Howard and Bernadette run into trouble at the airport after returning from Mrs. Wolowitz’s funeral.
Season 9, Episode 21: “The Escape”
Haley meets Arvin’s parents but when things don’t go as planned, fate leads to an unexpected reunion with all of her ex-boyfriends. Meanwhile, the family seizes on a nursing home visit with Jay’s mean sister, Becky, to settle old scores. But as Jay, Claire and Mitchell compete for her time, Phil, Cam and Gloria end up getting trapped in the home’s basement with no way out.
2 Broke Girls
Season 5, Episode 5: “And the Escape Room”
Han insists the diner gang attends a mandatory night out in an “Escape Room Club” when he feels they aren’t working together as a team, they soon find themselves locked inside the “Alice in Wonderland”-themed room.
Season 8, Episode 10: “Escape Orson”
The Hecks find themselves spending New Year’s Day attempting to stave off a zombie apocalypse in the Orson Escape Room, desperately trying to beat the Donahue’s record of getting out with more than one minute, eight seconds to spare.
Last Man Standing
Season 6, Episode 20: “Heavy Meddle”
When Eve’s boyfriend, Rob, doesn’t invite her to his parents’ anniversary party, Vanessa feels that Eve should tell him how this makes her feel. But Mike disagrees and thinks it’s better for Eve to not say anything. Meanwhile, Kristin and Ryan think it’s beyond the airy Mandy and Kyle to find the hidden clues in an escape room.
Not Going Out
Season 9, Episode 2: “Escape Room”
For Lee’s birthday surprise Lucy arranges a puzzle game for them, their parents and Anna and Toby. They are locked in a cellar and have to escape before a hypothetical bomb – to which Lee is hand-cuffed – explodes. Frank annoys Geoffrey by spotting more clues than him but then the party discovers that the organizer is a crazed, vengeful loser and that the bomb may be real. They have only seconds left to save themselves . . .
Escape Rooms on Talk Shows:
The Late Late Show with James Corden
Oct 30, 2018
James Corden & Ariana Grande Visit an Escape Room
April 16, 2015
Conan & Jordan Schlansky Escape The Room
July 1st, 2014
TODAY team takes on ‘Escape the Room’ challenge. The TODAY anchors join forces to play aninteractive puzzle game that’s taken New York City by storm: Three teams of talent put their heads together to decipher clues that will lead them to the key to the room they’re locked inside.
Escape Room Game Shows:
Race to Escape
Two teams of three are locked in identical rooms; they have only one hour to solve five mind-bending puzzles and challenges in order to escape.
The Crystal Maze
A team of 6 contestants play a series of physical, mental, skill and mystery games across 4 themed zones gaining as many crystals as possible which determine how many seconds they get as they attempt to win a prize inside the Crystal Dome.
Feel free to add more in the comments! Happy watching!
*All photos and synopsis are from www.imdb.com