These malls were once bustling hubs of commerce, but after a few years of neglect, they went from Mallrats to Dawn of the Dead. Now they would be the perfect sets for a movie where shoppers have been replaced by survivalists.
Dayton Arcade in Dayton, Ohio, a collection of five buildings built between 1902 and 1904 as a food market, an office and a residential building. In 1980, it reopened as a retail shopping and food center, but closed ten years later.
North Street Arcade in Belfast, Ireland, a wonderful Art Deco mall, built in 1936, survived the Belfast Blitz during WWII and the IRA bombings in the 1970s, but burned out in 2004.
Crestwood Court in Crestwood, Missouri, closed in September 2013, after 56 years in operation.
Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, Illinois, opened in 1966, closed in 1978.
It was used for the mall chase scene in The Blues Brothers.