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The Blues Brothers

The mall scene in The Blues Brothers (1980) was filmed at the former Dixie Square Mall in Harvey, IL.


John Landis (dir.) acquired permission to use the abandoned shopping mall for the shoot. The mall had been closed since 1978, giving it a perfect run-down and desolate appearance that fit the movie's narrative.


To capture the chaotic car chase sequence through the mall, the production team used practical effects, stunts, and carefully choreographed scenes, making it one of the film's most memorable moments.

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