The Grapevine Escape to hold free, virtual mystery party May 8

The event will include a performance based on a script written by The Grapevine Escape team, owner Amber Sebastian said. (Courtesy The Grapevine Escape; design by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)
The event will include a performance based on a script written by The Grapevine Escape team, owner Amber Sebastian said. (Courtesy The Grapevine Escape; design by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)

The event will include a performance based on a script written by The Grapevine Escape team, owner Amber Sebastian said. (Courtesy The Grapevine Escape; design by Ellen Jackson/Community Impact Newspaper)

The Grapevine Escape is working with the Grapevine Parks & Recreation Department to host a free, virtual mystery party May 8.

During the Missing Millions Virtual Party, which will be held over video conference to encourage social distancing, guests will determine who stole a large sum of money from the fictitious FocusTec Laboratories.

The event will include a performance based on a script written by The Grapevine Escape team, owner Amber Sebastian said.

A brief intermission will allow virtual attendees to make their guess at who committed the crime.

Though her business has been closed amid the coronavirus pandemic, Sebastian said she has worked to still provide entertainment to area residents.


The escape room closed March 24 as business restrictions went into effect to curb the spread of the coronavirus. Sebastian said she has also hosted virtual trivia nights, bingo, Jackbox parties and other events since closing.

"We would love to make some money, but right now, people are really struggling,” Sebastian said. “[The] important thing, ... at this point, is to keep our name in people's faces. So maybe after they played [a] fun game, they may go and purchase a gift card or ... they may donate some money to [a] small-business cause.”

The Missing Millions Virtual Party will run from 8-9 p.m. May 8. The event is free and kid-friendly, but it is only open to the first 100 guests to sign into the video conference call.

Find the event details at this Facebook page.

The Grapevine Escape

160 N. Main St., Grapevine

817-601-5663

www.thegrapevineescape.com