Come Closer Productions is presenting Apocalypse: Safe Haven at the Alton YWCA to raise money for the YWCA’s after-school programs.
ALTON — Come Closer Productions has joined forces with the YWCA of Alton to bring thrills and chills back to downtown Alton for a new haunting season with the presentation of Apocalypse: Safe Haven.
This year, the YWCA on 304 E. Third St. has become one of the last refuges for survivors of the apocalypse, but even as you take shelter, they discover that things are not as they seem.
This indoor haunted attraction is open from 7:30 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday nights through November. Tickets are $15 plus tax at the door for ages 13 and older, children’s tickets are $13 plus tax. Credit cards will be accepted. The Apocalypse is recommended for visitors age 12 and older. The haunt takes about 30 minutes for visitors to complete.
Fear-less Hours: Lights on, trick-or-treat events for families with children younger than 12 are 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. every Saturday through Nov. 1.
For more information regarding special events, hours and to purchase tickets, visit www.apocalypsehaunt.com.
Stay tuned for more information regarding the FX: Creepy Science Workshop at 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25.
“The haunted attraction is an interesting example of collaboration between the YWCA, a nonprofit organization, and the private enterprise of Come Closer Productions, to offer a new tourism opportunity for Alton,” said Andrea Lamer, director of the YWCA. “We are also excited about the great turnout this year. Come Closer Productions puts on an amazing show, their volunteer actors are terrifying and the haunt is a fun way for us to raise money for our after-school programs without overburdening the community.”
“About 85 percent of our visitors are from outside Alton, mostly St. Louis, some as far away as Wentzville,” Come Closer Productions CEO Tommy Riddle said. “We know that when people come out of the haunt, they are ready for some refreshments and more adventures. We feel that the haunt could have the potential to contribute to the growing tourist industry during the haunting season.”
For those whose taste for scares goes beyond the haunted attraction, St. Louis Paranormal Research Society will host midnight tours Saturday, Oct. 25, to search for the historic ghosts of the YWCA behind the scenes of the haunted attraction. For more information and to register, visit www.Facebook.com/STLPRS.
All attractions are for entertainment purposes only, and proceeds from ticket sales will benefit the YWCA’s Metro East after-school programs. No one under the influence of alcohol or drugs will be permitted to enter the building.