Post-Apocalyptic Haunted House Coming to Downtown Austin in October
AUSTIN, TX, August 17th, 2012-- Three Austin entrepreneurs have leased the Coppertank Events Center for the month of October to build a post-apocalyptic haunted theatrical experience.
Matt Sparks, Peter Kirby and Pamela Harght, founders, are collaborating with local theater groups and non-profit organizations for the two week event.
Sparks came up with the idea to build a variation on the haunted house theme after attending several haunted houses in the greater Austin area as well in the Midwest and Northeast. However, Sparks wanted to build something that offered more than the typical experience of being startled. Sparks says, “Ecopocalypse is a chance to experience the movie set of Mad Max or The Road set in Austin. We are not looking to scare people with chainsaws and startling. It’s going to be truly scary because we are taking our beloved city and setting in a dystopian future that will leave you very uncomfortable.”
In addition to building the indoor event, there is going to be an outdoor space called Foodtopia for the public to enjoy. Foodtopia will feature 10 gourmet food trucks next to the Coppertank Event Center at 5th and San Jacinto . “We don’t want to just scare the daylights out of people for Halloween, we’re also celebrating Austin’s vibrant food communities and the great work that is being done in Austin for promoting a healthy, sustainable future,” says Kirby.
Opening night will be a private gala event benefitting the Sustainable Food Center of Austin on October 18th at the Pecan Street Cafe. “We love the work the SFC is doing. We want to help them hit their fundraising goal this year for their unique new permanent site, including a training center and community garden for teaching. All proceeds from the gala will go directly to the SFC,” says Harght. The Gala event is going to feature top restaurants from Austin, Austin’s own chef competition and a phenomenal guest speaker.
For more information and to purchase tickets to the gala and haunted house, please visit http://ecopocalypse.wpengine.com/
For vendor and sponsorship opportunities, please contact Peter Kirby at petermkirby@