The Starcourt Mall from “Stranger Things” is indeed a real place and might look like a fun spot to visit … but fans who try will be very disappointed.
Yes, the main setting for much of season 3 of the hit Netflix series is Starcourt, which was shot at a real location — the Gwinnett Place Mall in Duluth, Georgia — from May to November in 2018.
The fun’s all over now, though … a publicist for the show tells TMZ the Starcourt scenes were all shot within one wing of the mall, and the set is currently being torn down. We’re told security is on the scene turning people away if they try to get to the area where ‘Stranger’ was shot.
The mall was mostly vacant before production started, and the show was able to rent out an entire wing, including the food court, that wasn’t being used.
That wing of Gwinnett Place was transformed into a late ’80s-looking mall, complete with 40 stores like Sam Goody, Waldenbooks and the Scoops Ahoy ice cream parlor where Steve works.
Now that production’s wrapped, we’re told there is no plan to return to the location … so it’s business as usual inside the sleepy mall.
Sorry, die-hard fans … you can still visit the mall, it just won’t have that ‘Stranger’ feel. Almost as devastating as that season finale, right?