Attention, Stranger Things superfans: Unless you've been living under an internet-less rock (must be nice), the 24/7 news cycle certainly feels like we're already in the Upside Down. Come this October (just in time for Halloween), Angelenos can escape reality for an hour when Netflix's sci-fi horror series takes over "a central Downtown location" in the form of a social distancing-safe drive-through — and tickets go on sale Wednesday, Aug. 26.
Following last summer's Santa Monica Pier takeover, the Stranger Things Drive Into is transporting Angelenos through time and space to 1985-era Hawkins, Indiana. There, attendees will drive their cars through a multi-level landscape that will include the Starcourt Mall, the Russians' secret sub-shopping center labs, and (of course) the Upside Down.
Expect plenty of reality-blurring special effects, unusual sights, and encounters with Hawkins High's heroes and other characters as you caravan through the Duffer Brothers show's most infamous scenes. We're guessing there'll be exclusive sneak peeks on the event's dedicated Instagram account, so we suggest following @strangerthingsdriveinto stat.
Co-produced by Netflix and events platform Fever, the immersive pop-up will be dreamed by immersive pop culture experience pros Secret Cinema, which recently signed a multi-title deal with Walt Disney Studios and teamed with Stranger Things last year in London for a Hawkins High School reunion.
Do you copy? Tickets start at $59; sign up for the waitlist to get first dibs when they go on sale next week here.