Another “Dead” Mall

Friday, June 24th, 2005 @ 10:54 am | Film

Yesterday’s post mentioned the Dixie Square Mall in suburban Chicago, a long-abandoned shopping center that was used for the destructive mall car chase in The Blues Brothers film, a year after the mall had closed for business.

Last night, IFC showed both of George Romero’s zombie classics, Night of the Living Dead and Dawn of the Dead. The original Dawn of the Dead was filmed at the Monroeville Mall outside of Pittsburgh, PA. A few fansites uncover the history behind this location, including a 2003 tour of the mall by fans and cast members.

Much like the way that The Blues Brothers put Chicago on the moviemaking map, Romero’s zombie trilogy (and many of his other films) used Pittsburgh and other nearby locations extensively.

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