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10th Jun '16 2:41:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' used its mall setting to compare American consumers to zombies.

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* The original ''Film/DawnOfTheDead'' ''Film/DawnOfTheDead1978'' used its mall setting to compare American consumers to zombies.
28th Mar '16 11:16:59 PM Mhazard
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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl, [[HollywoodZombie Zombies]] and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.

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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl, [[HollywoodZombie [[ZombieApocalypse Zombies]] and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.
28th Mar '16 11:16:33 PM Mhazard
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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.

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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl ValleyGirl, [[HollywoodZombie Zombies]] and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.
6th Jan '16 4:08:36 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' drive through a mall, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. This was a ''real'' mall (Dixie Square Mall) that closed in 1978 because it was in a high-crime, low-income suburb -- becoming one of the first "dead malls" despite being ''just over a decade old'' at the time of its closure -- and the producers set up fake storefronts in it. 30+ years later, the building was still (barely) standing before finally getting torn down in 2012.

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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' drive through a mall, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. This was a ''real'' mall (Dixie Square Mall) that closed in 1978 because it was in a high-crime, low-income suburb -- becoming one of the first "dead malls" despite being ''just over a decade old'' at the time of its closure -- and the producers set up fake storefronts in it. 30+ years later, the vacant building was still (barely) standing before finally getting torn down in 2012.
6th Jan '16 4:07:50 PM Mdumas43073
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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' drive through a mall, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. This was a ''real'' mall (Dixie Square Mall) that closed in 1978 because it was in a high-crime, low-income suburb (becoming one of the first "dead malls" despite being ''less than a decade old'' at the time of its closure), and the producers set up fake storefronts in it. 30+ years later, the building was still (barely) standing before finally getting torn down in 2012.

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* ''Film/TheBluesBrothers'' drive through a mall, leaving a path of destruction in their wake. This was a ''real'' mall (Dixie Square Mall) that closed in 1978 because it was in a high-crime, low-income suburb (becoming -- becoming one of the first "dead malls" despite being ''less than ''just over a decade old'' at the time of its closure), closure -- and the producers set up fake storefronts in it. 30+ years later, the building was still (barely) standing before finally getting torn down in 2012.
6th Jan '16 4:02:32 PM Mdumas43073
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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their height, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.

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The natural habitat of the ValleyGirl and, come Christmas time, the MallSanta, and the destination of choice for a ShoppingMontage. This setting is best portrayed in TheEighties, when malls were at their height, zenith, since many malls have since gotten rid of the neon and fountains that were featured in that decade. Although there are still plenty of successful malls that have undergone multi-million dollar renovations to stay on top of the heap, very many are in decline (so-called "dead malls") with competition from "big box" stores and online shopping -- to say nothing of a bad economy and a new generation moving back to the cities in droves. Regardless of their current state, the mall is increasingly looked upon with a sense of nostalgia, and as such, films that either focus on a mall setting, or feature a mall prominently, are beginning to be seen as period pieces.
1st Nov '15 7:23:52 AM HeraldAlberich
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* ''Literature/TheDresdenFiles'' short story "It's My Birthday, Too" takes place in a real-life UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}} suburban mall after closing hours. Harry visits Thomas, who's playing a vampire LARP game in a bistro with his employees, only to find them under attack by [[OurVampiresAreDifferent real vampires]]. By the time it's over, [[RunningGag one wing is up in flames]].
7th Oct '15 5:38:37 PM MrSquibbon
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* ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''.

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* ''Film/{{Mallrats}}''. New Jersey (''Creator/KevinSmith'''s home) was and still is the capital of American mall culture.


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** Throughout [[TheEighties the '80s]], the mall concert circuit was a thriving one. Used by several independent and national promoters to increase artist visibility in the youth demographic, Tiffany was the most famous artist to come into the mainstream but by no means the only one. Watch any given teen/family sitcom from the '80s long enough, and eventually you'll find an episode featuring a fleetingly popular pop act throwing a concert a mall.
7th Oct '15 5:27:48 PM MrSquibbon
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* ''Series/MarriedWithChildren'' has several episodes which take place in the (fictional) New Market Mall.
26th Aug '15 12:34:14 PM MorningStar1337
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* ''VideoGame/ShinMegamiTenseiStrangeJourney'' has Sector Carina (and by extension, part of Sector Grus), a labyrinthine shopping mall that symbolizes Human Greed and Gluttony. In particular, overuse of natural resources to produce luxuries.
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