NEWS BRIEF: Underground Atlanta launching ‘scary movies’ haunted house

‘Scary Movie’ in real life

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Halloween comes early at Underground Atlanta

Underground Atlanta’s new owners are setting up a haunted house for the Halloween season in an attempt to draw crowds to the troubled shopping and entertainment center in downtown Atlanta. A ghostly “immersive theatrical experience” titled “Save the Video Store 2.0” opens Sep. 16 in homage to the Y2K era, Urbanize reports.

The 90-minute concept is described as a “combination of campy nostalgia, interactive theater, and escape room,” in which visitors “find themselves in iconic scary movies of the late 1990s and early 2000s.” In addition, “nostalgic” drinks will be dispensed before and after each show. “Save the Video Store 2.0” will run until Oct. 16 with tickets priced at $39. Kids under 13 must be accompanied by an adult. Details: