Stan is bringing Twin Peaks’ iconic Double R Diner to Sydney and Melbourne

Stan Australia recently turned Sydney’s great Thirsty Bird into Los Pollos Hermanos to celebrate the season three premiere of Better Call Saul on the SVOD service. Now it appears a similar type of promotion will be going down for the forthcoming, and very long awaited, return of David Lynch’s genius Twin Peaks, with Stan marking the arrival of season 3 with an immersive pop-up of the series’ iconic Double R Diner.

Partnering with Gelato Messina to turn two of their flagship stores (one in Sydney, one in Melbourne) into the “damn fine” world of Twin Peaks, Stan will curate these one-day-only pop ups to give fans the chance to tuck into limited custom-made gelato “cherry pie”, created especially by Messina with 50 slices available per venue. There’ll also be a trio of Twin Peaks inspired gelato flavours, as expected.

“Taking over one of our stores is a first in Messina history, so it had to be for something pretty special”, said Gelato Messina boss Declan Lee. “We’re big fans of Twin Peaks and David Lynch, so crafting custom flavours and making our own gelato cherry pie ticks all the boxes for us”.

The pop-up Double R Diner will take over Gelato Messina in Newtown, Sydney on Monday 22nd May; it’ll then head down to take over Gelato Messina Richmond, Melbourne on Thursday 25th May. Both stores will be serving up their complimentary creations exclusively for the entire day.

Directed by David Lynch, the 18-part limited event series for Twin Peaks will debut on Stan with a two-part premiere on Monday 22nd May at 2pm, followed immediately by parts 3 and 4.

Double R Diner x Gelato Messina

Monday May 22
Gelato Messina Newtown (12pm-4pm and 5pm-10pm)
262 King St, Newtown, NSW 2042

Thursday May 25
Gelato Messina Richmond (12pm-4pm and 5pm-10pm)
164 Swan Street, Richmond, VIC 3121


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Chris Singh

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