RIP to the Schuylkill Mall.
The once bustling shopping center on a mountain above Frackville closed in 2017 and was demolished in 2018. The mall opened for business to much fanfare in 1980. Like many Coal Region kids of the 80s and 90s, I have many memories of visits to the shops and movie theater there.
Luckily, we can have a real nostalgia trip back to the Schuylkill Mall with this brief documentary put together by YouTube user Ace’s Adventures. The video pulls together news stories, clips, and photographs to the story of the rise and fall of the Schuylkill Mall. It’s quite a trip down memory lane.
Share your favorite Schuylkill Mall memories in the comments below!