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'Saved by the Bell' pop-up diner opens in LA

Posted at 6:41 PM, May 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-05-01 18:41:21-04

LOS ANGELES (KCAL/KCBS/CNN) – A "Saved by the Bell" pop-up diner is taking customers back to the '90s.

Starting Tuesday night, grown-up LA fans of the show can hang out at "The Max," just like the characters they grew up watching.

The recreated diner comes complete with neon signs, upholstered booths and vintage arcade games.

"We uploaded like 600 pictures to Dropbox, every screenshot of every nook and cranny of The Max," co-owner Derek Berry said. "It was all about paying attention to those details."

The pop-up also recreates Principal Belding’s office and the hallways of Bayside High.

Ed Alonzo, the actor who played diner owner "Max" in the show, made an appearance at the grand opening.

"It's amazing. I mean, when I first saw it when they put this up in Chicago I was totally blown away," Alonzo said.

The original sitcom was followed by spinoffs, TV movies and plenty of reruns. And now with a reservation and $40, there's a whole new way for nostalgic fans to be "Saved by the Bell."

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