In Dead Malls, Movie Theaters Survive

Malls have traditionally been a prime American shopping destination for many decades and black friday one of the busiest days for retail. However, some malls throughout the country have been losing lessees and customers, leading to so-called “dead malls”. In those malls, the few locations left often create an odd environment for customers. 

“I went to two malls on Black Friday – not really with the intention to buy anything, I just like going to stores that open early,” said Tucker, who visited his hometown of St. Louis, MI over Thanksgiving. “The typical morning-shopper crowd was nowhere to be seen, even at the West County Shopping Center which was kind of empty at 5:30am but absolutely packed around noon. The Chesterfield Mall was not so lucky. This is where the image I posted was taken.”

He shared the following image of the largest shopping mall in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Chesterfield Mall. It shows a dressed-up Santa Claus surrounded by large open space, rather than crowds. 

For comparison, this is an image on the mall’s original wikipedia page, taken just three years ago in December of 2016. 

Chesterfield Mall, 2016, Image Credit: Mike Kalasnik
Chesterfield Mall, 2019

“The picture on this article is roughly the same area in which I took the picture. The contrast is astounding. And sad,” he said. 

The condition was caused partly from multiple stores leaving the building since 2016, leaving behind just a few tenants. It’s by en-large not the only example, with many malls sharing a similar image on what is meant to be the busiest day of the year. 

“The mall I grew up going to has been dying for decades. I’m kind of fascinated with this phenomenon and have noticed it happening all over the triangle where I live now,” said Arielle Poll from Rocky Mount, NC, who posted an image of Northgate Mall in Durham, NC online. The image shows a closed-off and empty area that is nevertheless decorated for the holidays. 

Northgate Mall, Durham, NC

“It garnered a lot of chatter, she said. “Apparently a dying mall is something that moves a community, it seems like just as much the end of an era as it does the reflection of a local economy.”

Northgate Mall, like many malls across the country, lost a Sears this year, joining multiple of its lessees in leaving. Just a few months prior the mall was facing foreclosure. 

While post-Thanksgiving crowds no longer show up on Black Friday and holiday decorations serve little purpose, many dead malls continue to draw crowds to their theater multiplexes. 

“When I got to the mall, that’s where the majority, basically all of the cars were parked,” said Tucker of the AMC movie theater at Chesterfield Mall. “It seems like the AMC and the Cheesecake Factory next to it are the only things keeping that mall alive. The anchor store there, VStock, seems to be open only because of the traffic that the theater provides.” 

Poll mirrored those thoughts regarding the dead mall she visited over the holiday. “Apparently the movie theater at Northgate still draws a crowd, probably more than any other individual retailers. I’m not an expert by any means but theaters, GNC’s, Cictoria’s Secrets and Spencer’s gifts seem to be like the cockroaches of dying malls — they’re always the last to go,” she said. 



  1. Pingback: vape spice liquid
  2. Pingback: con tho so may
  3. Pingback: vr80 shotgun
  4. Pingback: Stiiizy carts
  5. Pingback: con trai song ngư
  6. magnificent submit, very informative. I wonder why the other experts of this sector
    don’t realize this. You must continue your writing. I am confident, you’ve a huge readers’ base

  7. Pingback: cialis opisanie
  8. Pingback: thesis service
  9. Pingback: cheap viagra
  10. Revolutional update of captcha regignizing software “XEvil 5.0”:

    Captcha recognition of Google (ReCaptcha-2 and ReCaptcha-3), Facebook, BitFinex, Bing, Mail.Ru, SolveMedia, Steam,
    and more than 12000 another types of captchas,
    with highest precision (80..100%) and highest speed (100 img per second).
    You can use XEvil 5.0 with any most popular SEO/SMM software: iMacros, XRumer, SERP Parser, GSA SER, RankerX, ZennoPoster, Scrapebox, Senuke, FaucetCollector and more than 100 of other programms.

    Interested? You can find a lot of demo videos about XEvil in YouTube.


    See you later!

    XEvil Net

  11. Pingback: viagra
  12. I was suggested this blog by my cousin. I
    am not sure whether this post is written by him as no one else know such detailed about
    my difficulty. You’re incredible! Thanks!

  13. Pingback: cialis in europe
  14. Pingback: cialis shop
  15. Hey! I know this is kinda off topic however I’d figured I’d ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest writing a blog article
    or vice-versa? My website addresses a lot of the same topics as
    yours and I feel we could greatly benefit from each other.

    If you are interested feel free to send me an e-mail.

    I look forward to hearing from you! Fantastic blog by
    the way!

  16. What’s Happening i am new to this, I stumbled upon this I’ve discovered It absolutely useful and it has helped me out loads.
    I hope to give a contribution & assist different users like its aided me.
    Great job.






  22. Pingback: buy cialis doctor
  23. girl begs daddy
    seaxy bhbay video
    cumm in tits
    xxx 18yers boys
    indian gf removing
    isliye ladkiya akele
    toy lot onani–CHAT-WITH-ME-Katehavenhot4camscom-r7E6.html
    4k hd cowbaby
    suny lioni sax
    yurin sex video
    virgin poz gay
    furry 3d anime
    kathia nobili dp
    chupando cu marido
    vidio tante hamil
    gyn teen lesbian
    brazae sex com
    jerk porn indian
    hot big giantess–V-KD88628AV10CHINEDD-rD3a.html
    bi cum in

  24. skinny teen chatroulette
    klub kazino eldorado
    lesbians mom london–wIvV.html
    hidden camera 26
    bokep miss tm
    sunyyleon porn video
    sexy sissy bulges
    persian girls solo
    edit mira filza
    xxx blaek big
    old video fuck
    teen girl pees
    stepmom step sons
    xoxoxo man carpet
    anime lesbian kiss
    boy rep vidive
    swingers couples money
    di perkosa tuber
    kiera nf busty
    teen sex hijorgasm

  25. squirting teen compilation
    girl fetishes guy
    were raw sex
    bradar sistr desi
    men mom kss
    kim jar fashion
    mahendi on chut
    pron image hd
    sex downloading hd
    wwwxxxbabys indian videocom
    jav sissy girl
    soon 18 lag
    rough virgin defoliation
    dad eats daughter
    extreme spread slut
    rep sixy video
    rani mukharjee fuck
    valentina nappi he
    swedish retro sex
    in the clinc

  26. sanny lion hard
    russian beauties porn
    b and w
    big sex strap
    anastasia christ rough
    extreme nipple milf
    girl sex bob
    bangla old grils
    ty urethra insertion
    female sounding gay
    amatuer sex games
    karakl sex videos
    wwe paige adult
    fake wanita berotot
    amateur brutal bdsm
    mother boy dady
    lesbian gf films—————GZyX.html
    sunny levon gangbang
    twin succubus hentai
    Fast Thong Comics

  27. milfrz sister timestop
    sleepy pussy sex
    adriana end daniel
    baathroom mom sex
    smart dhool anal
    porn 69org sex
    hardcore chubby milf
    mom fuck squist
    on 2nd whole
    casuel teen sex–0SwP.html
    mia khalfa beeg
    www xporn hd
    free sex chinise
    sara hd hot
    korean man2man sex
    crossdressing porn video
    xxx teri nova
    suck big gland
    new song dilbar
    porno inseto gratis http://xn--80adgd0afxokeh1b6di7c.xn--p1ai/bitrix/redirect.php?event1=&event2=&event3=&goto=

  28. I have been exploring for a bit for any high-quality articles or blog posts in this kind of house .
    Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this website.
    Reading this info So i am satisfied to express that I have an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I
    needed. I so much no doubt will make sure to do not omit this web
    site and give it a glance on a continuing basis.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *