Back in the 70’s and 80’s, Corpus Christi’s Sunrise Mall was a shopper’s paradise, absolutely teeming with people. It was even the set of a major scene in the movie the Legend of Billie Jean in 1985. Ever since then, though, the mall has been slowly losing steam. The courtyards go empty, escalators halted as stores slowly started closing their doors for good. The once bright, beautiful mall is now starting to gray and age.
Despite the crumbling state of Sunrise Mall, it continues to be quite the sight if you enjoy vintage architecture. The refreshing sound and smell of the water fountains, the underwater scene mural and the mall’s unique ship-themed courtyard sit empty; waiting for visitors like you and I to treasure it’s history, beauty and spook factor. 😉