Take part in a Maze Runner escape game at the Capitol shopping centre

Capitol Shopping Centre hosts a UK first in escape gaming

Cardiff’s Capitol Shopping Centre has teamed up with Twentieth Century Fox and City Mazes to host the UK’s only Maze Runner-themed escape game.


Created especially to celebrate the release of the final chapter in the Maze Runner trilogy, the unique escape game will be open to the public for one month only from Friday 26th January to coincide with the release of the final installment of the saga, Maze Runner: The Death Cure.


Located on the first floor of the Capitol Shopping Centre on Queen Street Cardiff, the next generation escape game has been built by the UK’s largest wholly owned escape game company, City Mazes, which is one of the only companies in the UK to use new technology in its escape rooms instead of traditional lock and key puzzles.

Groups of up to eight people have 60 minutes to solve a series of challenges in order to reveal a code which allows them to escape.


Charles Bevan-Barratt, Centre Manager at Capitol Shopping Centre, said: “With easy access to Premiere Cinema, which is also based in the shopping centre, the escape room is perfect for film fans who want to totally immerse themselves in the Maze Runner experience. It’s been fantastic to work with Twentieth Century Fox and City Mazes to bring this unique attraction to life in Cardiff.”


James Sweetnam from City Mazes, who created the escape room especially for Twentieth Century Fox, said: “We designed the game from scratch with the previous films in mind so this really will be a treat for fans of the films, as well as those who simply want a new escape experience. It’s the only one of its kind in the UK, employing new technology never before seen in an escape room, so it’s a truly unique gaming experience.”


Carrie Bellett, Local Partnerships Executive at Twentieth Century Fox, said: “Maze Runner: The Death Cure is the long-awaited final chapter in the trilogy and we wanted to celebrate that with a new, real-life game experience for fans to enjoy. Not only is Capitol Shopping Centre home to a popular cinema where fans can see the film, it is right in the heart of Cardiff, which is a young and vibrant city, making it the ideal location to base the Maze Runner escape room.”


Maze Runner: The Death Cure opens on Friday 26th January in 2D, 3D & IMAX in cinemas UK-wide. Escape game sessions at Capitol Shopping Centre are £25 per person and must be booked in advance by contacting City Mazes. For more information about how to book, visit:

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