Freeform celebrated the Season 2 premiere of Cruel Summer on May 31, with a nostalgic Y2K-themed event in Los Angeles’ Elysian Park, transporting guests back to the years of 1999 & 2000 in the Pacific Northwest where they were welcomed to the show’s lakeside town of Chatham.
Attendees were seated along the “docks” as they enjoyed a unique premiere screening at “the bloom,” where they were adjacent to the bioluminescent shoreline. Once concluded, a themed reception kept the nostalgia of Y2K flowing throughout the evening with music from 1999 and 2000 at a New Year’s Eve-themed party.
The event featured appearances by the series’ executive producers Jessica Biel and Michelle Purple, as well as cast members Sadie Stanley, Lexi Underwood, Griffin Gluck, KaDee Strickland, Lisa Yamada, Sean Blakemore and Braeden De La Garza.
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Guests explored the space and visited activations including an airstream with polaroid photo ops, snacked on a partnership treat from Van Leeuwen ice cream and gourmet s’mores, filled out custom postcards from Chatham and danced to the DJ’s Y2K tunes,
Several famous faces from the ’90s were on hand for the big night, including Saved by the Bell’s Mario Lopez, Beverly Hills, 90210‘s Tori Spelling, Boy Meets World‘s Matthew Lawrence, Hawaii Five-0’s Andrew Lawrence, 7th Heaven’s Beverley Mitchell, Roswell’s Jason Behr, Jeff Timmons of 98 Degrees, Lance Bass of *NSYNC and Awkward’s Nikki DeLoach.
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