Haunted House Restaurant uses release of ‘Ambulance’ to support first responders

CLEVELAND HEIGHTS, Ohio – The Haunted House Restaurant is offering a special promotion for first responders tied to the release of the movie “Ambulance.”

The restaurant, which embraces scary and horror movies as its theme, is using the movie’s launch to support first responders.

On Thursdays, first responders receive 15% off of their individual purchase, Andre Scott, a partner in the restaurant, said in a news release. But as a result of the release of the Michael Bay movie, the restaurant has extended the offer to today – Friday, April 8.

“Ambulance” stars Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Jake Gyllenhaal as brothers on a heist that goes wrong. The R-movie (2 hours, 16 minutes) is billed as a high-speed pursuit that never stops. If you watched any of the recent NCAA Tournament on television, commercials during timeouts filled with frantic scenes from the movie.

Movie posters line the walls of the restaurant, whose menu has playful names like “Pennywise,” “Nightmare on Elm Street Corn” and “The Shaggy.”

The restaurant is at the corner of Cedar and S. Taylor roads.

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