Landmark Mall may be all but dead, but a trailer for the upcoming Wonder Woman 1984 revives the Alexandria landmark to its full ’80s glory.
Wonder Woman filmed in Alexandria and D.C. in 2018. The film will see Gal Gadot as Diana Prince — aka Wonder Woman — face off against Cheetah (Kristen Wiig) and Maxwell Lord (Pedro Pascal).
“WW84” was directed by Patty Jenkins, who also directed the first Wonder Woman film.
While the Sears remains open, most of the mall died a slow death until the handful of remaining shops closed in 2017. Towards the end, the mall was primarily long stretches of empty halls and food courts.
The city has been struggling for years with plans to redevelop the mall and revitalize the area. The City Council approved an ambitious master plan in April — which envisions a mix of residential properties, retail space and a transportation hub — and city staff are currently working through the details of implementing that plan.
While the movie trailer does show Waldenbooks, which did have a location in the mall, if the film is meant to take place in the mall and not as a stand-in for another location, the enclosed ceiling glimpsed in the trailer is a slight historical inaccuracy — the mall was not enclosed until the late 1980s.
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Time flies when you’re having fun! The T.C. Williams High School Class of 1973 will hold its 50th reunion July 21-23, 2023 in Alexandria. All graduates and their adult nears and dears are welcome. Events include a Friday evening icebreaker, Saturday dinner dance, and a Sunday brunch. For more information: tcwilliams73.com, 770.789.3534.
Spring Fling at Rising Sol Yoga School
Join us for a day of FREE hot yoga. Experience our class styles and meet our teachers. Buy a bite at the Bake Sale to benefit The Carpenter’s Shelter, peruse some special vendors, take advantage of in-person only discounts on