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    The "Stranger Things" Mall Is A Real Place — Here's What It Actually Looks Like

    Strange things are afoot at the Starcourt Mall.

    If you're a fan of Stranger Things then you probably recall Starcourt Mall played a major role in Season 3.


    BTW if you haven't watched Season 3 yet, fair warning, there are technically spoilers ahead. (Also, what are you doing??? Get on that!!!)

    And did you know they actually dressed a REAL location called Gwinnett Place Mall (in the Atlanta suburb of Duluth) to create the perfect '80s hangout for our Hawkins heroes? Here's what it looks like in real life...

    1. The entrance to Starcourt Mall:

    Netflix, Mia P. / Via

    A lot less neon and a lot more green signage.

    2. The food court:

    Netflix, Daniel B. / Via

    Still rockin' some pretty great '80s vibes, tbh.

    3. The food court from ground level...

    Netflix, ryancoryhall / Via

    Less Russians, more chairs.

    4. ...and the eateries:

    Netflix, ryancoryhall / Via

    Sorry, no Great Cookie company here!

    5. One of the entryways:

    Netflix, Daniel B. / Via

    At least they got a Korean BBQ restaurant in real life.

    6. The second floor:

    Hung Nguyen / Via

    Gotta love that retro wood railing.

    7. The escalators:

    Norma Badeaux / Via

    Riding down the escalator is definitely NOT recommended.

    8. One of the areas leading to JCPenney:

    Daniel B / Via, Netflix

    Doin' it right.

    9. And finally, the cinema:

    Netflix, D Scott Duncan / Via

    Yup, it was a fake facade. Sorry to burst your bubble!

    So, there you magic!