November 27, 2013
November 20, 2013
I visited this place during the last few days of their going out of business sale in October, right before Blockbuster made the unsurprising decision to close all their stores. The store mostly had 30 Rock DVD sets, and about 50 copies of Reneé Zellweger’s My One and Only. Oh, and lots of Angry Birds candy.
These are the best shots I could get from Google Maps:
November 8, 2013
- The Bradlees in the picture is where JCPenney is today, and before that an Uptons.
- The movie theater next to the food court that is mentioned is a Old Navy now.
- Leggett opened in 1989, and later became a Dillards
Big reading versions:
November 6, 2013
I actually went to the closing sale of the very last Blockbuster in Hampton a week and a half ago. No pics though because the store was wide open and employees everywhere.
Vhsarchive has a nice little gallery of video rental stickers from the past:
By 1989, a new Blockbuster store opened in America every 17 hours. (via @pappademas)
— Mental Floss (@mental_floss) November 8, 2013
October 29, 2013
I wish I remembered this wonderfully cheezy commercial from 1999, but I don’t.
October 28, 2013
So, on top of serving hot dogs, getting lotto tickets, and ringing up customers, 7-11 workers in Canada also had to rent out vcrs too?
October 19, 2013
Last year, The Onion AV Club did a week devoted to writing about mall references in various forms of media.
I just ran across this because I read the “My Year of Flops” entry on the movie “Scenes From a Mall”
October 17, 2013
A long time ago, I found this tape my dad recorded of Gone with the Wind for my mom back in the early 1990s. I saw the most ridiculous local commercial for this bar and grill in Newport News, The Red Baron . This must of been big production values for a local commercial back in 1991.
Look at this guy hanging out with da ladies. … remember when people looked like this?
I looked the address up on google maps, and this Langley Federal Credit union shows up. At first I thought it seemed a little small to be a lounge at one point, but when I look closely at the entrance, it does sort of look like one for a restaurant.
August 30, 2013
Back in my day it was called Crestwood Plaza and in my childhood it was probably the best mall in town. It had something for everyone. You could tolerate looking for whatever your mom needed to get at Stix, Baer & Fuller (now Dillards), persuade her to buy you an Outback Red cardigan at The Limited, grab fettuccine alfredo for dinner at the Pasta House Company, head to the arcade to fish some stuffed animals out of a machine with a claw, maybe even catch a movie at the AMC Theater that had TEN SCREENS. It was living.
August 18, 2013
Wowwwwwww. I never thought I’d ever see an old Newmarket North Mall commercial on YouTube. This is amazing, check out the quick pics of the mall.