Dinner and theatre is still a meaningful way to spend the evening with your other half. This is the stuff dreams are made of. Romance is in the fall night air as you enter the restaurant, knowing you will spend the next few hours with that one special person. Choose between staying overnight on the Delta King, a train ride, comedy acts, suspense and murder.
Delta King Dinner Theatre
Old Sacramento
1000 Front St.
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 444-5464

The Delta King boasts of having “Sacramento’s Original Murder Mystery Theater.” The package offered includes an overnight stay, dinner, a hot breakfast the morning after and a comedy amidst a “Who Done It” thriller. As the curtain raises, gunshots are heard, the room becomes silent and your fun has begun. Warnings go out to the diners beforehand that they may become part of the plot as suspects or even victims. Reservations can be made online. Private parties are also available for an interactive evening with a party of 50 to 250.

Tommy T’s Comedy Steakhouse
12401 Folsom Blvd.
Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
(916) 608-2233

Tommy T’s has a two-item minimum per person, which can be drinks or food from the full menu that ranges from appetizers to dessert. The entrees include sandwiches, salmon, stir-fry and prawns. Tommy T’s serves alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks, including a few specialty drinks like the Tropical Island, the Patron Pom-tini and the Ciroc Red Berry Cosmo. The age requirement is 17 or older, with ID required. The shows vary and change frequently so check the website for the schedule. Reservations are recommended.

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The Dinner Detective
Doubletree Hotel Sacramento
2001 Point West Way
Sacramento, CA 95815
(916) 929-8855

The Dinner Detective is an Interactive Murder Mystery Dinner Show that can be found at the Doubletree Hotel in Sacramento. The dinner begins with hors d’oeuvres and ends with dessert. The murder mystery dinner show is a four-course dinner with the show in between courses. As an interactive and improv comedic murder mystery, the viewers never know who is in the show and who is not, they may even be seated at your table. There is a prize package for the Top Sleuth who is closest to solving the crime.

Sacramento RiverTrain
341 Industrial Way
Woodland, CA 95776
(800) 866-1690

The Murder Mystery trip boards in Woodland. You sign on for a beautiful sunset dinner and they turn it into a fun, over-the-top, interactive mystery show. You will be immersed into a plot where the characters ultimately kill each other. You and your fellow passengers are the detectives and have to figure it out.

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Deb Ling is a freelance writer covering all things Sacramento. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.