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« Reply #120 on: December 11, 2015, 09:16:48 PM »

The Polar Express featured the Herpolsheimer's department store.
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« Reply #121 on: December 11, 2015, 11:09:08 PM »

The Polar Express featured the Herpolsheimer's department store.
Herpolsheimer's is not a real department store.
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« Reply #122 on: December 11, 2015, 11:39:34 PM »

Stores that appeared in the first "Back to the Future" film in chronological order:

* Burger King - Next door to Doc Brown's Garage in 1985 (part of the land which was owned by Doc Brown in 1955).
* Toys "R" Us - Located behind the Burger King in the film's 1985 sequence (only the Toys "R" Us sign is visible).
* Texaco - Located in downtown Hill Valley, across from the courthouse in both 1955 and 1985 (in 1985, the courthouse is called the department of social services).
* Toyota dealership - Located in downtown Hill Valley in 1985 ( in 1955, a Studebaker dealership occupies the site).
* JCPenney - Located at Twin Pines Mall/Lone Pine Mall (Twin Pines Mall becomes Lone Pine Mall after Marty McFly runs over Old Man Peabody's pine trees at Twin Pines Ranch in 1955 and returns to 1985 Hill Valley after spending a week in 1955 Hill Valley.).
* Robinson's - Located at Twin Pines Mall/Lone Pine Mall.
* Sherwin-Williams Paints - Located in downtown Hill Valley in both 1955 and 1985.
* Zales Jewelers - located in downtown Hill Valley in 1955, moved to Twin Pines Mall/Lone Pine Mall in 1985.
* Western Auto - Located in downtown Hill Valley in 1955.
* Allstate Insurance - Located downtown Hill Valley in 1955.
* Bank of America - Located in downtown Hill Valley in both 1955 and 1985.
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« Reply #123 on: December 12, 2015, 07:06:31 PM »

The Polar Express featured the Herpolsheimer's department store.
Herpolsheimer's is not a real department store.

It was a real store.

http://www.thedepartmentstoremuseum.org/2010/11/herpolsheimer-co-grand-rapids-michigan.html

After the store closed, it was remodeled into a mall in an attempt to bring retailers back to downtown Grand Rapids. That failed and the building today now houses several city departments.
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« Reply #124 on: December 13, 2015, 06:38:22 AM »

The Polar Express featured the Herpolsheimer's department store.
Herpolsheimer's is not a real department store.

It was a real store.

http://www.thedepartmentstoremuseum.org/2010/11/herpolsheimer-co-grand-rapids-michigan.html
I never knew.

After the store closed, it was remodeled into a mall in an attempt to bring retailers back to downtown Grand Rapids. That failed and the building today now houses several city departments.
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« Reply #125 on: December 14, 2015, 10:42:04 AM »

The 1991 movie Career Opportunities was on cable this morning.

Starring Frank Whaley (perhaps best known as the guy who gets blown away in the opening scenes of Pulp Fiction and the one who blows away Jimmy Hoffa in Hoffa) and Jennifer Connelly. He plays the geeky overnight janitor in a Target store where he is locked in with spoiled rich girl and shoplifter wannabe Connelly. After a light romance they are presented with a crisis when the store is robbed.

This is NOT a good movie!  I'm hard pressed to think of another film that has so much endless, droning, pointless dialogue.  I remember when it was being made articles in Discount Store News touted this film as a wonderful promotional vehicle for the retail industry.  Really?  In my view all it did was reinforce existing public opinion that we abused our people and that we all-around sucked to work for.

Set in Illinois, you can tell it was shot in California because there are racks containing sportswear with the USC Trojans logo which never would have been shipped to Illinois.  Also its a bit of an anachronism now as the store has large displays full of cassette tapes and VHS video storage cabinets.

Though when Career Opportunities comes on I am compelled to leave my TV tuned to it, because Jennifer Connelly is absolutely gorgeous in this film.  Turning the sound down and just looking at her is still good entertainment IMO Grin.
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« Reply #126 on: December 18, 2015, 12:21:31 AM »

Kmart will feature in the upcoming 2015 movie "Joy" with an old-school-looking Kmart store located somewhere in Massachusetts.
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« Reply #127 on: January 06, 2016, 08:06:15 AM »

Was watching the 1979 Steve Martin film The Jerk this morning, and the gas station
where Navin Johnson takes a job is next-door to a Sambo's restaurant.

That chain suffered from allegations that the name was racist (though in reality it was just
a conglomeration of the original owners' names)
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