The Basement to Offer Complimentary Tickets for Dads this Father’s Day

The Basement to Offer Complimentary
Tickets for Dads this Father’s Day


Live escape room experience, The Basement, located at 3440 Polaris Ave., will offer complimentary tickets to dads with single ticket purchases for all show times this Father’s Day on Sunday, June 16.


With the purchase of a single reservation, the immersive theatre experience will offer dads a complimentary ticket by booking online and using promo code ‘DADDY19.’ Only one complimentary ticket per booking is available and the offer cannot be combined with additional offers.


The experience offers two escape room experiences for guests to choose from: ‘The Basement,’ a convoluted game devised by Edward Tandy, a cannibalistic serial killer, whose plans involve weeding out those who are “worthy of escaping” and eating those who are not and ‘The Study,’ a newly added game located in the upper quarters of the Tandy family home where players are pressured to explore the killer’s obsessive mind by overcoming various theatrical puzzles. Tickets are priced at $45 per person for each escape room and can be purchased at


About The Basement

The Basement, located at 3440 Polaris Ave., is an immersive and theatrical escape room venue with two different experiences. In each experience, teams will navigate through escape rooms with specific time limits, tasked to escape before time runs out. The rooms contain clues, trap doors, codes, locks, puzzles, live actors and hidden items. Celebrities including Neil Patrick Harris, Zac Efron and Jaden Smith have participated in The Basement’s experiences, plus it has become the go-to family bonding spot for the Jackson family, the Jolie-Pitt family and more. Participants must be ages 13 and up; children ages 13 to 17 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information, visit

Madame Tussauds to Launch Brand’s 1st Escape Room, “Alcatraz – The Breakout” on 5/23


Rendering of “Alcatraz – The Breakout” Escape Room
(Courtesy of Madame Tussauds San Francisco)




Madame Tussauds San Francisco will bring the world’s most famous prison escape to life in its new “Alcatraz – The Breakout” escape room, the first in the brand’s 250-year history. Themed after the infamous 1962 escape, the experience will open Wednesday, May 23 on Fisherman’s Wharf, just one mere mile from where it all took place – Alcatraz Island.

Step back to 1962 and follow in the nefarious footsteps of three Alcatraz criminals, Clarence Anglin, John Anglin and Frank Morris, who escaped from America’s most notorious prison.

Be cunning. Be brave. Be smart. Like them, you’ll need strategy to survive. You’ll also need to be ballsy as hell. Unlike them, you’ll only have 60 minutes to break out. Crack the code and solve the puzzles before the guards catch you.

Your life is in jeopardy – you’re locked inside a prison cell for a crime you didn’t commit. But you’re about to get a lucky break – a sympathetic guard confides that the sinister trio is plotting their escape and suggests you do the same.

Knowing there are just 60 minutes until the guards’ shift change, there’s no time to lose. Don’t panic! Stay calm, cool and collected and find clues to solve puzzles to reveal the trio’s escape plans and secret tunnels. Can’t crack the codes? You’ll be locked away FOREVER! Of course, strategic players will break free and bask in freedom – glorious freedom!

Madame Tussauds brought the best of the best to create “Alcatraz – The Breakout.” Rogue Productions, which designed Time Run – the London escape room hailed by media as, “the single greatest live game experience” – lent its stellar design skills to this experience.

And since it is Madame Tussauds, be on the lookout for a familiar face: vintage Clint Eastwood styled and ready for his own prison-break. 

“We’re thrilled to open Madame Tussauds first escape room here in San Francisco,” says Dalia Goldgor, general manager, Madame Tussauds San Francisco. “Inspired by real events and in the shadow of Alcatraz, our escape room, will be funny, educational and most of all, a total blast!”

Beginning Wednesday, May 23, “Alcatraz – The Breakout” will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The escape room is designed for groups up to eight guests who are age 12 and over. Pricing will start at $125 per group of four people. Tickets are now on sale. For more information on pricing and to purchase tickets, click here.

Madame Tussauds San Francisco offers guests the unique opportunity to meet incredible wax likenesses of some of the city’s and world’s most famous stars. Only at Madame Tussauds San Francisco can you get up close and personal with Hollywood A-listers, music superstars, TV personalities, sporting heroes and cultural icons. The attraction is open at 10 a.m., 365 days a year, located in Fisherman’s Wharf at 145 Jefferson Street.