Surprisingly, the mall trashed by the Blues Brothers
as they attempted to outrun the police is barely standing, abandoned and
remarkably decrepit. The Dixie Square Mall actually closed its doors in
1978, one year before the movie was to be made. The Movie's producers talked the former
tenants of the mall into supplying merchandise for the shelves and their names to their old storefronts for
the filming. The rumor was the Mall was supposed to be reborn
immediately after trashing it but it has remained untouched. To
see a nice collection of mall photos, check out Deadmalls.com.
For before and after shots using stills from the movie, check out Eddy's
Site. I don't' know who he is, but he has great photos.