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I remember waiting in line to watch the opening day of Star Wars Return of the Jedi. We waited in line for over 6 hours and it wrapped around the mall- almost entirely around it. It was crazy! I lived closer to Skyline Mall so usually went to AMC there but Springfield on occasion. I will miss the mall and theater. Lots of memories. Did anyone have an ice cream birthday party there at Farrell’s ? They had this HUGE ice cream bowl with like 20-30 scoops for the party to dig in. Not very hygienic but loads of fun. I guess this is part of getting older-watching those things we loved from our youth slip away. Bummer
Oh my gosh. LARRY. I loved Larry. My mom worked at Shirley Duke-then Foxchase as a ticket girl for years. She was a secretary at Cameron Station (military station nearby) but worked at theater to make ends meet. I lived with my grandparents but spent weekends with her so , in turn, spent MANY weekends hanging out in ticket booth and movies while she worked. I did not spend time in Misty Beethoven, btw. (too young). Does anyone know what happened to Larry???? My mom’s name was Dana Spalding, in case anyone knew her. She was a 5'2 blonde worked there from 77ish to 81 or 82.
I used to work at this mall . My FIRST job was there at Scoops IceCream, then my second job at Waxie Maxie (record store), and my last was at Pure Impulse (next to Merle Norman-a card/novelty shop)
I miss this mall. My friends used to let me into theater for free. I don’t remember ever paying for a movie as a teen. I remember the Greek restaurant had really good pizza and I fell in love with Greek salad there. They also had a cute son that worked there but he got cold feet about going out with me since I was JailBait.
Oh the memories. I remember my friends (no me, ;–))
throwing chewing gum and chewed up jujubees from the rooftop above mall at people coming out. As an adult this definitely doesn’t sound like such a good idea.
I no longer live in area but hate the idea that it turned into a TARGET.