Murder Mystery Dinner: An Interactive Homicide Case at the Old Mill Inn
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My wife and I wanted to do something fun and different and this fit the bill. The food was good but nothing special but we went there more for the entertainment anway. The Murder Mystery was fun and very challenging, especially if you have a few drinks (easy though because they are expensive). The Hostess and Actors did a great job and were very funny. We enjoyed ourselves.
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Well managed, well staged interactive dinner theatre. The Old Mill restaurant at Fair Park is a good place for a murder mystery, and the cast and staff was professional and friendly. The food was good (this isn't gourmet fare -- standard Texas...continued
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Watch a "video ":http://murdermysterytexas.com/Whats_it_like/index.htmlshowing you what you’re in store for at Keith and Margo’s Murder Mystery Texas.
“Keith and Margo have set the standard that all others try and emulate… they are the masterminds of the genre! By far the most professional and elegant!” —Los Angeles Times
“The Rolls-Royce of mystery companies… Still the best!” —Hollywood Magazine
Ticket price includes dinner, show, tax and tip. The only thing you pay for are drinks (outside of coffee/tea). Attire is upscale casual (tie/jacket optional). This event features adult situations and mild innuendo, and is recommended for those age 14 or older. The event lasts approximately three hours.
When you arrive, there will be an hors d’oeuvres reception. There’s a cash bar where you can purchase refreshments. Dinner will be served 45 minutes after the event start time, so plan for a late dinner.
The murder mystery action features contemporary 21st Century plots involving murder, mystery and mayhem, designed for sophisticated adults. You are literally in the middle of a live-action experience, conducting your own investigation into a homicide case.
Along with motive, means and opportunity, the plot meticulously unravels throughout the evening with a generous dose of humor, a lot of action and a series of clues and leads which take some real unsuspected turns.
Before the mystery comes to a dramatic conclusion, each of the guests are invited to hand in their own solutions. Then, the Homicide Detective, in a suspense-filled final scene, ties all the pieces together and exposes the murderer or murderers — much to the surprise and delight of the guests. A prize is then awarded to the most detail-oriented and accurate amateur sleuth.
Menu (Food provided by Ed Campbell Company)
- Fresh Garden Green Salad with Grated Carrots, Red Cabbage, Diced Tomato, served with Ranch Dressing
- Award Winning Chicken-Fried Steak with Cream Gravy (Voted by D Magazine in the Top 10 Best Chicken-Fried Steaks in Dallas)
- Homemade Mashed Potatoes
- Medley of Vegetables
- Rolls / Butter
- Homemade Chocolate Cream Pie
- Iced Tea / Coffee
Vegetarian meals accommodated with 48 hours prior notice.
_The menu is current at the time of publication, but is subject to change without notice.
About the Caterer*
The fine food served during Keith & Margo’s Ultimate Murder Mystery Dinner is provided by the Ed Campbell Company, an experienced catering organization that has catered countless official events including Artfest, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Taste of Dallas in the West End, Shakespeare Festival of Dallas, Eric Clapton Crossroads Guitar Festival, World Cup Soccer, Catherine the Great Exhibit, Dallas Convention Center, and was selected to supply culinary delights in the V.I.P. suite during the famous “Cirque du Soliel” North American Tour. Mr. Campbell has hosted dinners for King and Queen of Sweden and for President Ronald Reagan.
Architecture and Decor*
The restaurant thrives on nostalgia for by-gone days. The theme of the nostalgic architecture depicts the unfolding of North Texas History. For example, the historic exterior represents an ancient, rustic mill circa 1836. German carpenters connected the overhead hand-carved beams of the roof with wooden pegs made of old timbers. The stones are laid in the style of the 19th century masons. The downstairs dining area fireplace appears just as it was in 1936.
Paranormal Ghost Activity at The Old Mill Inn
During the 1936 Texas Centennial and World Fair, people would come from all over Texas to taste the famous Cobblestone bread that an old German woman known only as Hilda would freshly bake. To this day, people don’t know if she fell… or was pushed into a vat of rising bread dough. One thing we do know is: her recipe has vanished forever along with that wonderful Cobblestone Bread that made Hilda so well-known back in the day. Hilda has been heard by kitchen staff clanging pots and pans in the Old Mill Kitchen. In the Attic, directly above the Murder Mystery Dining Room and leading to the haunted Old Mill Tower, restless foosteps have been heard late at night. Her apparition has been seen briefly by wait staff and customers alike as she walks the restaurant, offering her recipe… and sometimes even manifesting around the patio area, perhaps looking for her murderer amongst the guests.
The Old Mill Inn still stands as a unique, historic Texas landmark and a fascinating piece of Dallas history. An ideal setting for intrigue, cold-blooded murder, slippery red herrings, diabolical clues, and ingenious detective work!
About the Theater Troupe
Keith & Margo’s Murder Mysteries, Inc. is an internationally-acclaimed entertainment service. To quote the Los Angeles Times: “Keith & Margo have set the standard that all others try and emulate… They are the masterminds of the genre! By far the most professional and elegant!” Since 1983, they’ve been responsible for more excitement and skullduggery around the globe than any other troupe, producing live-action “Who-Dun-Its” worldwide!