Explore Otherworldly Rooms Across the Universe When DTLA's Madcap Motel Finally Opens This Month

There's much more than meets the eye at this magical 1960s hotel in DTLA.

Elsewhere Madcap Motel Immersive Pop-Up

Immersive event aficionados can finally check into Elsewhere at the Madcap Motel, the magical (and now much-anticipated) experience that was slated to debut in DTLA last year. The company tells us that guests can explore the retro hotel starting Friday, April 30.

Dreamed up as a 1960s motel where there's much more than meets the eye, the 17,000-square-foot whimsical wonderland will house 19 rooms that will transport motel guests into alternative universes and out-of-this-world adventures. Expect to find 4-D installations, theatrical performances, magical entertainment, eye-popping oddities, and more mind-bending immersive experiences.

The fantastical and fictional story behind the Madcap Motel goes like this: Its proprietor, J.P. Sando, disappeared 30 (ahem, now 31) years ago following attempts to revive the run-down roadside destination. His family began receiving mysterious postcards that invited them to return to the decades-untouched hotel.

Ready to get away from reality? For now, the event will be open Thursdays through Sundays with hourly time slots from 2 to 9 p.m. Tickets are $40 for ages 12 and up, $30 for ages 11 and under, and free for kids ages 3 under; buy them online here.

Elsewhere at the Madcap Motel, 940 East 4th St., L.A., 90013; Thursdays from 2 to 9 p.m., Fridays from 12 to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

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