Dixie Square Documentary Promo #1
Haunting little promotional video I came across recently, with lots of footage of the long-abandoned (and now quite decrepit and scary looking) Dixie Square Mall (where the mall car chase scenes for The Blues Brothers movie were filmed in 1979). I'm really looking forward to this upcoming documentary from Paw Filmworks! Below is the information they included with the video:
"Independent film company Paw Filmworks has been in production on the documentary film "Dixie Square" since June of 2004. The mall, made famous in the 1980 film "The Blues Brothers", was open for business for just 12 years when it closed in 1978.And here's a cool 2-page vintage 1966 Dixie Square mall directory for your reference:
Today the mall still stands, abandoned for 28 years, twice the amount of time it was open.
The film "Dixie Square" documents the history of the land and the reasons behind how an 800,000 square foot structure could be left to rot for almost 30 years.
The film is scheduled for completion in November 2006."
Mall history: 1966 - 1978
Architect: Hornbach & Steenwyk (Grand Rapids, Michigan)
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