The footprint of Houston's second major mall. At its October 1957 dedication, the theme was "Around the World In 80 Acres", a reference to the size of the land parcel that the complex had been built on. The theme was also a homage to the Todd-AO spectacular "Around the World In 80 Days", the Academy Award-winning Best Picture of 1956. In fact, a balloon used in the film was on hand for the grand opening festivities!