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New ‘Stranger Things’ Teaser Faithfully Recreates an ’80s Mall Food Court

The hit Netflix show just dropped a Season 3 teaser, complete with Scoops Ahoy and Orange Julius

Netflix’s smash hit Stranger Things just unleashed a Season 3 teaser, and the clip takes a decided turn away from the nostalgic sci-fi creep of the show’s first two seasons: The clever promo reveals little about the show’s central mystery but does announce that its fictional setting of Hawkins, Indiana, is “taking another step into the future” — with the opening of a splashy mall, of course.

Even more than the average Stranger Things episode, the teaser lays on the throwback vibes by name-dropping familiar brands (to those born in the ’80s and before, anyway): Waldenbooks (RIP), Sam Goody (RIP), and the Gap (still hanging in there).

And like any mall, one of the main attractions is a “state-of-the-art” food court adorned with loitering teens. Passing shots of the food court reveal that chains like Orange Julius and Burger King are represented (sadly, no signs of a Sbarro), but a fictional ice cream chain called Scoops Ahoy appears to factor in heavily, as character Steve Harrington (played by Joe Keery) is working there, little sailor outfit and all.

Netflix has yet to reveal the release date for Stranger Things Season 3.

Coming Soon: The Starcourt Mall! | Hawkins, Indiana [YouTube]

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