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Sunday, September 24, 2006

“SAVE TIME, WEAR A TOE TAG”

TOP-RATED HAUNTED HOUSE RAISES THE FEAR FACTOR IN PREPARATION FOR ITS EIGHTEENTH SEASON AT THE ARLINGTON MUSEUM OF ART. LOSE YOUR NERVE AND YOUR MIND AT THE DUNGEON OF DOOM.

What: Dungeon of Doom Eighteenth Annual Haunted House
Where: The basement at the Arlington Museum of Art 201 West Main Street, in downtown Arlington, Texas
When: Opening weekend Friday and Saturday, September 29 and 30th. Then Friday – Sunday, October 6-8; Friday – Sunday, October 13-15; Friday – Sunday, October 20-22, and continuously October 26-31st

Admission: $12 at the door regular admission, $2 off coupons available at www.dungeonofdoomtexas.com, in newspapers and at retail stores. Visit online: www.dungeonofdoomtexas.com

ARLINGTON, TEXAS--- On Friday, September 29 at 9 pm, the creatively terrifying haunted house, known as the Dungeon of Doom, will launch its eighteenth year in its regular haunt, the basement of the Arlington Museum of Art.

The Dungeon of Doom is the area’s only haunted house with the eerie setting of a dark, abandoned basement and live actors waiting to haunt visitors. The frightening maze of the Dungeon was redesigned several years ago, and new, terrifying surprises are added each October. The Dungeon’s creators have outdone themselves again this year, adding special new 3D features that are guaranteed to haunt your attempts at sleep for weeks. With dozens of live actors, even the bravest of participants has been known to confuse nightmare with reality.

The Dungeon of Doom garners ghoulish accolades every year. The Dungeon has been awarded Best Haunted House by the Dallas Observer and rated 5 Bloody Daggers by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. In 2005 the Dungeon garnered the AOL GuideLive Editor's Pick, and was rated 10 (out of 10) by North Texas Haunts and 9.5 (out of 10) by dfwhauntedhouses.com. Gary Taylor, GuideLive says "Consistently rated by area publications as one of the best local haunted houses, the long running Arlington Museum of Art's Dungeon of Doom is back for another year of splattering the foolish and the brave with a slimy coating of fear and fun.”

The Dungeon of Doom lives in the basement of the Arlington Museum of Art, a 501(c)3 non-profit art space serving north Texas, and funded primarily through grants, private donations, membership and fund-raisers. All earnings from the Dungeon of Doom go to benefit the museum’s outreach art programs for children. As Kay Kuser, Dungeon of Doom director and producer, points out “this is a great way for people to have a lot of fun, get scared to death and know that they’re supporting the arts in their community at the same time.” The Dungeon of Doom raised more than $61,000 for AMA education programs in 2005, setting a new record for the haunted house for the third year in a row, effectively doubling what it raised in 2004. Gazing into her crystal ball, Ms. Kuser predicts this year will be even better.

Dungeon of Doom is supported in part by Blanchard Schaefer Advertising & Public Relations, the Star-Telegram and Kay and Milton Kuser.

About the AMA:
The Arlington Museum of Art (AMA) showcases Texas contemporary art to educate and challenge all visitors to think creatively. The Museum is free and open Thursday through Saturday, 10 – 5 PM, and Wednesdays 10-8:00 PM. The AMA is at 201 West Main Street in downtown Arlington, 1-1/2 miles south of I-30 and 3-1/2 miles north of I-20.
Year-round support for Arlington Museum of Art exhibitions and programs is provided in part by Bates Container, Inc., the City of Arlington, Glazer’s Distributors, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Star-Telegram, the Texas Commission on the Arts and AMA members.

From a press release. For more information contact: Kay Kuser, Dungeon of Doom, 214-505-3628.

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