This week marks the 25th anniversary of The Blues Brothers movie — the first film to put Chicago on the cinema map and the second most popular SNL spinoff film that is not Wayne’s World.
The Chicago Sun Times is doing a five-day series of articles about the Blues Brothers film, its locations, stunts and historical importance to the city of Chicago. Today’s lead article is on the Dixie Square Mall, the long-abandoned suburban shopping center that was the site for the mall car chase scene. Dixie Square is likely the most famous decayed hulk of suburban retail architecture ever because of it.
AMC, which constantly shows The Blues Brothers movie anyhow, will be playing it next Monday at 8pm ET/PT.