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'Mallrats 2' to Give Granite Run Mall Final Act?

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    Is director Kevin Smith considering Granite Run Mall in Delaware County for the filming location of "Mallrats 2?" (Published Thursday, May 7, 2015)

    If you grew up in Delaware or Chester counties in the 70s, 80s or 90s you might have considered yourself a “mallrat” of the Granite Run Mall.

    Before the once-proud shopping center meets the wrecking ball, it could become a piece of “Mallrats” lore for all-time.

    Director Kevin Smith is targeting the soon to be defunct mall as the backdrop for “Mallrats 2,” the sequel to 1995’s cult-classic that starred Jason Lee, Ben Affleck, Jeremy London, Shannen Doherty, Ethan Suplee, Jason Mewes and Smith as Silent Bob.

    “He’s thinking of it, yes,” Michael Markman, president of BET Investments, told the Delco Times. “The conversations have been ongoing. They would like to film there, but it’s just a matter of timing.”

    Smith has hinted that he would like to film at a mall that could be razed, reported Philly.com.

    Will the 58-acre property get one last run as traditional mall before meeting the wrecking ball? It would be a great sendoff.