Dawn of the Dead
Dawn of the Dead (1979) was filmed in Pittsburgh, predominately at the Monroeville Mall, which is about half an hour’s drive from Pittsburgh. I travelled to the mall in May of 2001, and the following photos are from that trip. Dawn of the Dead is my all-time favourite movie, and so it was truly special to visit the place it was filmed. While the inside had changed over the years (the iconic clock tower is gone, as is the ice rink – now a food court), it was still recognisable as the Dawn mall. Unfortunately, while I was taking photos of the outside, I was approached by a mall cop, who told me I wasn’t to take photos of the mall. While I managed to persuade the cop into letting me take shots of the outside, I was explicitly told not to take any photos of the inside, much to my disappointment. Fearing my camera being confiscated if caught taking photos inside (I had a whole host of photos already on the camera, such as the Camp NoBeBoSco pics), I dutifully obeyed. As a result, there are no pictures of the inside. My apologies. Still, I hope you enjoy these photos of the world’s most famous indoor shopping mall.
(click on photos to enlarge. All photos copyright © Brett McBean 2001)