The mallway entrance of  Thalhimers. Before the chain folded in 1992, it had stores in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. The location seen above was shuttered in mid-1991.
Photo from / Michael Lisicky 

A freestanding movie house, the single-screen Walnut Mall Theatre, was built in the front parking area of the complex. It welcomed its first patrons in February 1967.
Drawing from / Chuck