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Sony Pictures Entertainment Teams Up with 60out Escape Rooms to Create Jumanji-Themed Escape Room

Escape room will be inspired by the upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

LOS ANGELES —Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) has announced a strategic collaboration with 60out Escape Rooms to develop a Jumanji-themed escape room.  Inspired by the upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, in theaters December 20, 2017, the escape room will open in December at 60out’s Melrose location. This marks the first time that SPE and 60out have teamed up to bring a movie to life.

The story unfolds when players receive a group text from a friend inviting them to play the Jumanji game with him.  After entering the room, and finding out he’s not there and the room is in disarray, they turn on a game console, select their characters, and get sucked into the world of Jumanji.  Upon entering the jungle, where their friend is being held captive, they must embrace their roles in the world of Jumanji and return the emerald eye to the sacred Jaguar monument within 60 minutes.

Jamie Stevens, Executive Vice President Global Licensing, Sony Pictures Consumer Products, said, “The Jumanji films have always been about puzzle-solving and using your wits to survive.  In that way, the franchise is a perfect mix for escape rooms.  SPE’s Matt Suser and 60out collaborated to take that idea and execute it perfectly in a way that fans will truly appreciate.”

Home to Los Angeles’ most popular escape rooms, 60out presents unique and interactive live-action adventure games.  The company was voted Best Set Design (2016) and Top 10 Escape Rooms (2017) by Forbes Magazine and USA Today, respectively.  Today, 60out has 12 rooms with plans to open seven more within the next year. Three new locations in Koreatown, Downtown Los Angeles, and Philadelphia are in development and will be completed by the end of the year.

“We are incredibly excited to be teaming up with Sony Pictures. They have been an extraordinary team to work with and it has been a pleasure to bring the world of Jumanji to life for both the die-hard fans and the new ones to come with upcoming film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle,” said Damian Bosiacki, Director of Operations, 60out Escape Rooms. “We know our customers will be thrilled to participate and play in a role of their choosing in this wild, unforgettable adventure.”

The escape room requires 4-8 players and customers who pre-book are paying in advance for the opportunity to book a week before anyone else. Further details, including booking information, can be found at www.60out.com/jumanji


About Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

In the brand new adventure Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, the tables are turned as four teenagers in detention are sucked into the world of Jumanji.  When they discover an old video game console with a game they’ve never heard of, they are immediately thrust into the game’s jungle setting, into the bodies of their avatars, played by Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, and Karen Gillan.  What they discover is that you don’t just play Jumanji – Jumanji plays you.  They’ll have to go on the most dangerous adventure of their lives, or they’ll be stuck in the game forever…  Directed by Jake Kasdan, the screenplay is by Chris McKenna & Erik Sommers and Scott Rosenberg & Jeff Pinkner with a screen story by Chris McKenna, based on the book Jumanji by Chris Van Allsburg.  The film is produced by Matt Tolmach and William Teitler.

About Sony Pictures

Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE’s global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE’s Motion Picture Group includes film labels Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, go to http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.

About 60out Escape Rooms

Founded in 2015, 60out Escape Rooms is a Los Angeles-based company with locations in West Los Angeles, Marina Del Rey, Hollywood, and West Hollywood. The company provides interactive live-action adventure games for people of all ages and incomes. With a team of 2-6 players, the goal is to solve puzzles by working together, using clues and uncovering passcodes in 60 minutes. For more information, visit www.60out.com.

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