Mall Culture, Reviews, Features & Nostalgia!

We decided to do a spot of Christmas Shopping in the wonderful Festival Place Shopping Centre in Basingstoke, Hampshire and managed to get some great video of the Mall. You can check out our review here. The Mall is now ungergoing some major refurbishment and it's looking very promising, with luxu...

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The BBC have just aired their latest episode of hit comedy reality series ‘the Real Marigold on Tour’ and this time they were in Cheng-du China. Do you know what else is in Cheng-du China? A Mall whose scale has to be seen to be believed. It is the largest in the world and goes by the name of th...

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You would think that a mix of classic movies ‘Big’ and ‘Mean Girls’ would produce a fantastic movie. I mean, how could you possibly go wrong? Well, ‘The Hot Chick’ manages to go wrong; luckily in a way that makes it just about right. Don’t get me wrong, it’s nowhere near ‘Big’ or ..

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The Westfield San Francisco Centre in California, right on Union Square, has zhushed up its breathtaking central atrium with a chandelier-like upside down Christmas tree. It is truly a stunning sight, and has sparked a great deal interest, with many people heading into the Mall to see this strange...

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In recent times, Mall Santas have become a bit like clowns - these once lovable staples of popular culture have now become slightly creepy figures of derision. We now spend more time considering what kind of dysfunctional person becomes a Mall Santa in the first place rather than innocently sitting...

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Ahh, no trip to the Mall would be complete without the jarring sound of kids begging their parents for a turn on the coin-operated mechanical kiddie rides tucked away in nooks all over the Shopping Centre. They’re not quite as popular as they once were, most new Megamalls wouldn’t be caught dead...

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So, did we all survive the awesome Black Friday weekend? It seems like it was a huge success, give or take some minor glitches, with eager shoppers filling Malls to get all of the plentiful bargains. This year, things kicked off on the Thursday night; I remain in awe of the people out there who can...

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Happy Thanksgiving to all our American readers out there! While you’re munching on delicious turkey and arguing with relatives you haven’t seen all year, we thought we would bring you a Thanksgiving special from way back in 1978 - a hilarious episode of classic sitcom ‘WKRP in Cincinnati’. T...

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I cannot begin to describe how much Kevin Smith’s ‘Mallrats’ means to me. It was the very first time I saw people as passionate about Malls as I was up on the big screen, and it served to cement my love for Shopping Centres and their unique culture and characters. The movie was filmed in the Eden P...

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Now, we’ve certainly seen our fair share of artists choosing Malls as a location for their music videos, especially in the 80’s and 90’s where Mall culture was at its zenith, but we have never seen an artist write a song or make a music video specifically for the opening of his or her very own...

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