“Tomb Raider Escape”: The World’s First Escape Room Created From Actual Film Sets

Alicia Vikander, the new Lara Croft who stars in the upcoming Tomb Raider arriving in UK cinemas March 15, unveils the world’s first “escape room” that uses actual film sets.

Tomb Raider - the escape room experience

With Tomb Raider arriving in UK cinemas March 15, celebrated Oscar-winning actress Alicia Vikander was on hand to unveil a new “escape room” experience, the first of its kind to be built from actual film sets. The 1,500 square foot, multi-floor experience in East London is where much of the Lara Croft reboot was shot.

Tomb Raider: Escape promises a fantastic journey into the unknown that will push your limits and immerse participants in the film’s incredible world. To discover your inner Lara Croft, and uncover the mysteries of the Tomb of the Mother of Death, look for further.

Tomb Raider - the escape room experience

The 30-minute, multi-room experience and its immersive environments are inspired by the film and feature key props and elements on loan from the production. The experience has been created in consultation with the filmmakers, including production designer Gary Freeman (who was responsible for, amongst others, Maleficent).

The Escape Room’s location is being kept under wraps, for now, but organisers have revealed that it is an arrow shot away from some of the film’s locations, including Brick Lane and the Nomadic Gardens, which bring to life Lara’s origins as an East London bike courier before her adventures begin.

Tomb Raider - the escape room experience

Spanning over three floors and 1,500 square feet, the Escape Room combines ancient puzzles and the latest technology with physical obstacles, immersive theatre, and cutting-edge sound, lighting and special effects – culminating in an explosive, adrenaline-pumping and unforgettable finale.

Tomb Raider: Escape will open its doors for a limited time from march 9 with the film arriving in UK cinemas on March 15. The film is also being released in 3D.

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