Netflix is re-creating iconic Stranger Issues units in LA, and you’ll drive your automobile by means of them
Netflix on Thursday introduced the launch of a singular Stranger Issues immersive theater manufacturing it’s calling a “drive-into expertise,” wherein it’s remodeling a sequence of buildings in downtown Los Angeles into what’s successfully a cross between a theme park and a dwell theater present. The central hook: you possibly can drive your automobile by means of the whole factor and by no means must get out. It appears like a savvy strategy to capitalize on the starvation for dwell occasions in the course of the pandemic whereas making an attempt to present folks an expertise that’s secure and sensibly designed.
The corporate says it will likely be that includes iconic areas from the present, together with the newly opened Starcourt Mall, the key underground Russian lab, and the supernatural Upside Down from the present’s third season, which debuted final summer season. You received’t have to go away your automobile, however there will likely be moments when you possibly can cease to observe varied actors in scenes that occur concurrently, within the fashion of influential immersive theater productions like Sleep No Extra. (Realistically, it’s most likely extra like your normal haunted home or walk-through theme park expertise.)
Netflix is partnering with occasion platform Fever and inventive manufacturing firm Secret Cinema, the identical firm that helped it stage a “Hawkins Excessive Faculty Reunion” within the UK, to tug every little thing collectively.
“The beloved Netflix authentic sequence, created by The Duffer Brothers, will likely be reworked into an immersive theatrical manufacturing, full with mind-bending units, actors in costume, and otherworldly particular results. Upon entry, friends will drive their autos (in teams of 24 vehicles) by means of the multi-level expertise, stopping for prolonged intervals of time for scenes to play out round them,” the announcement reads. “They’ll then be guided to drive to the following scene, the place they park once more for one more ‘chapter’ within the story.”
Netflix says tickets will go on sale beginning Wednesday, August twenty sixth, with pricing beginning at $59 per automobile. It says there will likely be a “number of packages accessible,” though it’s unclear what different worth tiers could also be accessible or what else Netflix could bundle alongside the price of admission.
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