Instead of my giving you my take on this piece of cinematic history, I’m going to let the creator’s of the CineMall Documentary explain it in their words:
“The Monroeville Mall is located 12 miles outside of Pittsburgh, PA.
Every year hundreds of movie fans from around the world make a pilgrimage to visit the mall ever since it “starred” in George A. Romero’s 1978 zombie classic “Dawn of the Dead”
The line between fantasy and reality is obscured as they retrace the footsteps of the fictional characters within the movie and look for key places where the action took place.
When they enter the mall… they enter the movie.
A movie lives on in the locations where it was filmed.
A certain restaurant.
The house at the end of the street.
A shopping mall…
A lot of us grow up with a mall in our neighborhood. We did. This was the era before the big box stores and “Power Centers” took hold. This was the time of the classic enclosed shopping mall that George Romero used so effectively in “Dawn of the Dead” and the Monroeville Mall almost serves as a kind of time capsule back to that era. Things have changed over the years of course, but you can still recognize it as the one from the movie.
It was intriquing to think of this place as the location for a seminal 70′s horror film and still operating as a regular mall all these years later..
Would anybody still be working at the mall who was there when the movie was made?
Would they remember?
So armed with a few bits of video equipment, we journeyed to Pittsburgh and then on to Monroeville to see the mall for ourselves… ”
Check out the Trailer for this documentary here: CineMall Trailer
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And be sure to tell em that the MALL sent you! The ZombieMall that is!