ATLANTA – The latest teaser for season 3 of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” revisits the nostalgia of the 1980s shopping mall experience and it was filmed in Georgia at Gwinnett Place Mall.
Long before the days of purchasing items online at retailers like Amazon and eBay, malls across America were filled with shoppers who wanted to sample products and make their purchases in person.
Music fans sampled the latest hits at retailers like Record Bar and Tower Records, felt the fabrics of the newest clothes from stores like Belk and Davison’s, and there was always a retail outlet for every genre.
Hawkins, Indiana, the fictional town in “Stranger Things,” leaves viewers with a dose of those classic times from 1985 at The Starcourt Mall in the latest teaser released by Netflix.
“The Starcourt Mall will be one of the finest shopping facilities in America and beyond with options for the entire family. Including The Gap, Waldenbooks, Sam Goody, Claire's and more! Don't forget to cool off at Scoops Ahoy Ice Cream shop. Starcourt Mall has it all,” Netflix announced in a supersonic-filled clip paying tribute to ‘80s television commercials.
Fans are already flocking through the comments of the YouTube clip trying to piece together what this means for the show’s infamous Upside Down.
At the A-Scene, we are piecing together how they put the scene together. Does this mall look familiar to you? If so, we want to hear about your experience!
Our crew discovered a lot with two production cranes, along with a collection of '70s and '80s-era cars. We even spotted the vehicle belonging to the Hawkins police chief, as well as Will's mom's dark green Ford Pinto.
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