Retro Mall Video: Metrocenter Mall
Phoenix, Arizona - circa 1990
Here's a quick peek inside Metrocenter Mall around 1990. The footage is short (and I wish more vintage), but still nice enough to take a look at.
Metrocenter Mall appeared in the movie, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989), as the "San Dimas Mall", and according to its Wikipedia entry, is the current location for the upcoming Universal Pictures film, Kids in America, starring Topher Grace. Here's more history:
"Metrocenter was a joint venture of Westcor, a regional shopping center development firm headed by a group of real estate investors and developers led by Russ 'Rusty' Lyon, Jr., and Homart Development Company, the real estate division of Sears, Roebuck and Company. The project was announced in November of 1970, the first site plans and artist renderings announced in the spring of 1972, and construction beginning in June 1972.Mall history: 1973 - present
The mall was opened for business in October of 1973, and when it opened as the first two-level, five-anchor mall in the U.S., it was the largest shopping center in Arizona to date (housing more shopping space than the entire Phoenix metropolitan area had in 1957) and was considered one of the largest shopping centers in the United States."
Developer: Westcor & Homart Development Co.
Current website: here
Current aerial view
Info from Wikipedia
Previous entries: none