The Museum and Échappe-toi – Aventure Immersive join forces for a unique event
Montréal, September 26, 2019 – Pointe-à-Callière and Échappe-toi – Aventure Immersive are staging a giant escape game for adults (18 and over) in the Museum’s archaeological remains on Halloween night. On October 31, during the Échappe-toi @ Pointe-à-Callière event, participants will be invited to make their way into the Museum’s lower levels to free the ghost of Montréal’s ill-fated governor from his curse.
With a DJ playing music as participants are welcomed into the Museum, the evening will start off with a free drink before the teams dive into the Museum’s remains with their game books. Participants will have to answer various riddles, making their way through the first Catholic cemetery in Ville-Marie and the first collector sewer in North America, as well as walking along the remains of Fort Ville-Marie. Throughout their journey, they will meet various characters as they uncover clues that will help them escape the Museum and free the governor’s spirit!
This is the first collaboration between Pointe-à-Callière and Échappe-toi – Aventure Immersive, and the first event of this kind to be held at the Museum. “Whether it is through the use of new technology, immersive museography, or interactive exhibitions, we always strive to innovate in order to bring history alive and create memorable experiences,” explained Francine Lelièvre, Executive Director of Pointe-à-Callière. “We believe that this event is a great way to spark young adults’ interest in Montréal history, to provide them with an enjoyable museum experience, and to showcase this exceptional archaeological site in a whole new way,” she added.
“In addition to our game rooms, we are increasingly working with cultural institutions and exceptional sites as a way of increasing awareness of history and culture through a fun and interactive approach,” explained Emmanuel de Gouvello, Founding President of Échappe-toi – Aventure Immersive. “We are very happy to be working with Pointe-à-Callière, as it is a unique site, filled with history and mystery. There is no better place to hold a large-scale escape game and celebrate Échappe-toi’s 5th anniversary,” he added.
The activity, taking place for one night only, is open to adults of age 18 and older, with tickets going on sale Friday, September 27, 2019, at the cost of $25 plus taxes; spaces are limited. The experience lasts two hours in all, and four timeslots are available to participants: 6:15 pm, 7:15 pm, 8:15 pm, and 9:15 pm. A free drink will be offered to participants thanks to Belle Gueule and sodas 1642. See the Échappe-toi @ Pointe-à-Callière Facebook event page for complete details or go to www.echappe-toi.com or www.pacmusee.qc.ca.
Halloween activities for all ages
In addition to the escape game, Pointe-à-Callière is also holding a Halloween activity for families on October 26 and 27. Young and old alike can take an interactive tour through the Museum’s archaeological remains to seek out the Strange Ghosts of Pointe-à-Callière. With an original narrative created by Simon Boulerice, nationally renowned author of youth literature, children will embark on an incredible adventure in which imagination and the fantastic go hand in hand. The activity is included in the price of admission to the Museum. More details: www.pacmusee.qc.ca/en/calendar/
About Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal Archaeology and History Complex
Pointe-à-Callière, the birthplace of Montréal, is the city’s largest history museum. Rising above a concentrated number of national historic and archaeological sites, the museum complex’s mission is to raise awareness and foster an appreciation of Montréal’s history, and to forge bonds with regional, national, and international networks.
Pointe-à-Callière is subsidized by the City of Montréal.
About Échappe-Toi – Aventure Immersive**
Échappe-Toi – Aventure Immersive features 17 rooms in 3 centres around the world, which have given over 250,000 players of all ages the opportunity to experience a thrilling and immersive game of escape. The Montréal centre has 9 rooms; all of its games are led by professional actors and relate to Montréal history. More information at www.echappe-toi.com
Sources and information:
Communications Project Manager, Pointe-à-Callière
Tel: 514 872-2687 / Cell: 514-704-2225
Communications, Marketing, and Sales Manager, Échappe-toi – Aventure immersive
Cell: 514 705-9654