DESTINATION // Stranger Things at the Ultimate Upside Down: Laurel Hill Cemetery
“The third season of the Gen-X nostalgia set-piece Stranger Things, set in the summer of 1985, is impossible not to love. The kids are a little older, so a quaint Battle of the Sexes simmers under every scene, and the ladies come into their own. There are gross monsters to fight, dark closets to emerge from, and a shudderingly realistic suburban mall replete with an Esprit and an Orange Julius. You’ll also be treated to a very funny moment that is, for those of you who lived through this time period, a distillation of every heated conversation you ever had about New Coke. It’s a terrifying season…
Your own mind will be flayed trying to keep track of every ’80s movie reference and homage. The Russians have brought along their own Terminator, and you’ll also get Back to the Future, Rocky, The Goonies, ET, Stand By Me, The NeverEnding Story, Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, Firestarter… we could go on.
Not least among these is Gremlins, which hit theaters in August of 1985. If just hearing about this movie puts a smile on your face, know that you can see it with others who feel the same way on Saturday, September 13, at Philadelphia’s ultimate Upside Down: Laurel Hill Cemetery. In addition to the beautiful grounds and storied plots, they have a robust and eclectic programming series that includes a partnership with the Philadelphia Film Society.”
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