LINCOLN PARK — Replay is transforming into a drive-in haunted house and outdoor “Stranger Things”-inspired pop-up this month to celebrate Halloween.
Replay, 2833 N. Sheffield Ave., will host the two pop-ups throughout the month at the arcade bar’s new patio and in the lot behind the building.
The “Stranger Patio” opened Thursday and features iconic imagery from the sci-fi Netflix series like Joyce’s string light-covered living room and the Upside Down world.
Themed cocktails nod to the series with names like “Mind Flayer” and “What About Barb,” while food options include chicken nuggets and Eggo waffles and Benny’s Burger.
The “Stranger Patio” is open to all ages until 6 p.m., but all attendees must be 21 or older after then.
Tickets are recommended and can be purchased online.
Replay’s “Alley of Darkness” haunted drive-in is set in the shadows of the CTA Red Line tracks behind the building.
The experience includes a short drive-in movie before zombies, demons and other creatures haunt the lot for the next 30 minutes. The show includes realistic sound, visuals and prop effects, including fake blood.
People must stay in their cars during the show.
Anyone without a car can use one of Replay’s vehicles for $25. The cars will be aired out and sanitized between shows.
The haunted drive-in runs daily from 5 – 11 p.m. Tickets cost $75 and can be bought online.
Jake Wittich is a Report for America corps member covering Lakeview, Lincoln Park and LGBTQ communities across the city for Block Club Chicago.
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