New Life for Old Malls in Upstate NY?

  |  February 26, 2013

Dead and dying malls are an unfortunate part of the upstate New York landscape. Some have been partially reborn as Sunday flea markets, or razed and turned into big box stores.

But the Watershed Post reports that Monticello’s Apollo Mall, long shuttered, might have an alternative path back to health. “The former Apollo Mall in the village of Monticello may become a film set for ‘Jamie Marks is Dead,‘ a ghost story slated to be shot at locations around Sullivan County soon,” they write.

Heck, how about a full-time movie studio in the space, inspired by the success of Steiner Studios in the Brooklyn Navy Yard?

Meanwhile, aspiring actors in upstate New York might be interested in participating in the movie, too. Here’s a note from the producers:

“Currently seeking Background for an Independent Feature Film shooting in/around Monticello New York. Background MUST be able to self-report to set. This is a paying project and the extras are Non-Union. We are especially in need of adults (18+) who can look like High School students. Ideal for college students! Shooting starts 3/2.

All ages and ethnicities are encouraged to submit! Please email a RECENT photo along with your age, height, weight and current phone #”

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