Shopping malls' greatest movie moments
Monroeville Mall, Business Route 22, Monroeville, Penn.

Puente Hills Mall

Exterior shots of the Twin Pines/Lone Pine Mall for 1985's "Back to the Future" were taken at this Southern California shopping center, with Christopher Lloyd's Doc Brown using one of the mall parking lots as a place to test drive his time-traveling DeLorean.

Ever since, the site has held a special place in the hearts of the film franchise's fans. Last year the mall celebrated the movie's 25th anniversary with a week-long celebration and the dedication of a memorial plaque. Movie crews were back on the scene this summer — with the aforementioned DeLorean — to make a short film that would accompany the recent charity auction of Nike shoes inspired by the self-lacing pair worn by Michael J. Fox's Marty McFly.

Puente Hills Mall 1600 Azusa Ave., City of Industry

Sherman Oaks Galleria

Most of the off-campus action in "Fast Times at Ridgemont High" (1982) takes place at the fictional Ridgemont Mall, the exterior of which was represented by the now-renovated Santa Monica Place. The interiors, though, were set at the Sherman Oaks Galleria, which rivals the Beverly Center for the number of times it's popped up in popular culture. The galleria's screen credits include "Commando," "Innerspace" and "Terminator 2: Judgment Day" as well as exterior shots for 1983's "Valley Girl."

Alas, like many aging screen icons, the shopping center has been so thoroughly updated in the intervening years it bears little resemblance to its former self.

Sherman Oaks Galleria, 15301-15303 Ventura Blvd., Sherman Oaks

Westside Pavilion

In 1990's "Clueless," Alicia Silverstone's Cher Horowitz tells us that when she feels "impotent and out of control" she has to find sanctuary in a place where she can gather her thoughts and regain her strength. Cut to the façade of the Westside Pavilion, to which Cher and her crew decamp to get their shop on.

Westside Pavilion, 10800 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles

Burlington Mall

When Kevin James rolled his Segway into cinema infamy as "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" (2009) the interior shots were filmed at Burlington Mall, with two other Massachusetts malls — South Shore Plaza in Braintree and Northshore Mall in Peabody — serving as additional locations.

Burlington Mall, 75 Middlesex Turnpike, Burlington, Mass.

adam.tschorn@latimes.com