Toronto's Gladstone Hotel Is Turning into "Starcourt Mall" from 'Stranger Things'
People are already getting their Eleven costumes ready
One Toronto venue is getting pretty opportunistic with the Netflix production's popularity: the Gladstone Hotel recently announced it will be transforming the entire building into the show's Starcourt Mall for an exclusive event on October 25.
The event is being billed as an "'80s Starcourt Spooktacular" and will feature "activations in every nook and cranny" of the hotel, as well as a taco truck, '80s-themed drag performances, a costume contest, '80s karaoke, a glamour shot booth, a "Drinks Ahoy" bar stand (like the mall's "Scoops Ahoy" ice cream shop) and an '80s video dance party.
Hotel customers will access the party for free, but everyone else will have to pay a cool $45 for entry.
Get a whiff of what's to come in the Gladstone's Instagram post below, or watch the video sneak peek here.
Our Stranger Things inspired 80s Halloween bash is only a few weeks away. Our entire hotel will transform into Starcourt Mall, featuring Glamour Shots, Jazzercise, Tacos Ahoy, live music, DJs, pop-up performances and more. Costumes encouraged but not required. Pictured here: Eleven (aka Alexa, our marketing assistant) in our 207 activation by artist @safourazahedi. . . Tickets are going fast, tap the link in our bio to get yours now. *This is a 19+ event! . . . . . . #halloween2019 #torontohalloween #halloweenparty #TOhalloween #danceparty #80s #80sparty #hotel #travel #strangerthings
Canada has clearly been embracing the Stranger Things-craze this year — just back in June, the Calgary Stampede held its own Stranger Things event with "The Hawkins' Fun Fair," which ran for the duration of the Stampede.
We can likely expect more events like this to pop up following the launch of the series' upcoming fourth season.