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prince
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Post by prince » 24 Aug 2018 13:05

Great news - hot on the heels of Nandos highly successful launch, pleased to say that planning permission has been granted for the change of use of the old nightclub to a laser quest and escape room venue.

While I would have very much preferred to have had an Everyman cinema, this will bring a large and vacant unit back into use, providing a much neeed leisure centre offer on our high street that will attract lots of people to visit and to spend money. It will also undoubtably act as as a further generator for more investment.

Very pleased

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Post by Growsydenham » 24 Aug 2018 13:15

Wow - great news
It's such a tatty building, I hope they clean up the back of it
I must admit I was doubtful this would get approved given previous doubts over traffic

stuart
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Post by stuart » 24 Aug 2018 13:32

Sorry to be an ignoramus but what is a "laser quest and escape room"?
[I did google but all the hits assumed I already did know!]

Stuart

prince
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Post by prince » 24 Aug 2018 13:45

stuart wrote:Sorry to be an ignoramus but what is a "laser quest and escape room"?
[I did google but all the hits assumed I already did know!]

Stuart

This might give you an idea...

https://www.escape-london.co.uk

http://www.laserquest.co.uk

Parker1970
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Post by Parker1970 » 24 Aug 2018 14:34

I love the idea of an escape room, ever since I saw them on The Big Bang Theory, looks like a lot of fun.

stuart
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Post by stuart » 24 Aug 2018 14:50

prince wrote:This might give you an idea...

https://www.escape-london.co.uk
http://www.laserquest.co.uk
Thanks - err .. sort of University Challenge does Paintball in the dark but without having to take a shower ... ???

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Post by JGD » 24 Aug 2018 15:43

My brother and his family and fiends visited one uptown last weekend as a treat for my niece's birthday.

Went with a measure of scepticism but came out as full converts.

Don't recall them mentioning the laser part (or paintball) but they all enjoyed the puzzles, clues and bluffs in the experience.

We declined to pay the ransom.

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Post by JRobinson » 24 Aug 2018 17:10

they are two separate things - Laser quest is like paintball but with laser guns. Escape Rooms are puzzles in rooms designed so that once you solve the puzzles, it leads you to be able escape from the room. usually finding a number combination for a padlock, or finding a key somewhere, or something along those lines.

JMLF
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Post by JMLF » 9 Dec 2018 23:48

Any word on this? Just being a bit nosy really and wondering although the application to change use was approved whether the space will be changed/used rather than empty at some point in the near future?!

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Post by clembot » 5 Jan 2019 11:31

Lol.. laser quest, the 80’s are back. Good to see progression in Syds. :?

Bob M
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Post by Bob M » 6 Jan 2019 18:25

The Escape Room is not a good idea - Just this weekend 5 people have died in Poland in an identical event , with a fire breaking out.

Parker1970
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Post by Parker1970 » 7 Jan 2019 09:33

Bob M wrote:
6 Jan 2019 18:25
The Escape Room is not a good idea - Just this weekend 5 people have died in Poland in an identical event , with a fire breaking out.
Terrible though that is, one sad accident does not mean the end to Escape Rooms.

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