A late 1950s view of the BERGEN MALL Center Court. A section of the Lower Level Kiddieland is in view, along with stores along the Upper Level such as Stern's and Paris Hats.
Photo from http://www.paramusspartans.net/class_custom1.cfm
The single screen Mall Theatre faced the south parking area, along the back side of the complex. It did not have access to the central mallway. The motion picture venue opened in 1960.
Photo from http://cinematreasures.org / Mike Rivest
Playhouse On The Mall, a live performance venue, was dedicated in September 1962. It was a fixture at BERGEN MALL for nearly 25 years.
Photo from http://www.bergencounty.com / "Remembering Playhouse On The Mall"
A frontal view of the shopping center, taken after the August 1967 dedication of the Ohrbach's anchor store seen on the right. With its completion, BERGEN MALL encompassed approximately 1,037,800 leasable square feet.
Photo from http:///www.bergencountyfhistory.org
BERGEN MALL TENANTS 1971:
STERN'S (with Skyline Restaurant and freestanding Auto Center) / OHRBACH'S (with restaurant) / J.J. Newberry (with luncheonette) / SHOP-RITE supermarket / PANTRY PRIDE supermarket / A.S. Beck Shoes / Baker's Shoes / Barricini Candies / Bergen Mall Barber Shop / Bergen Mall Hearing Aid Center / Bergen Mall Shoe Repair / Brentano's Books / Budget Rent-a-Car / Cards Galore / Columbia Savings & Loan / Community Opticians / Copper Skillet restaurant / Dale's Food Market / Edwards & Healy Stock Brokers / European Health Spa / Fanny Farmer Candies / Fashion Boutique At The Corsetorium / Hardy Shoes / Indescribable ladies' wear / Kardon Coin Exchange / Lady Madonna Maternity Boutique / Lerner Shops / Linens 'n Things / Lumberama / Mall Jewelers / Mall Theatre (single screen) / Midland Bank / Miles Shoes / Millburn ladies' wear / M.L. Atlas Shoes / Monday's Hair Gallery / National Key Shop / National Shirt Shops / Nelson Furs / Paris Hats / Platter Plus Records / Playhouse On The Mall / Puppy Palace Pets / Radio Shack / Richards Travel Service / Ripley's men's wear / Roses Bridal Shop / Singer Sewing Center / St. Therese Chapel On The Mall / Ten Pin On The Mall bowling alley / Thom McAn Shoes / Tires, Incorporated / Trepel Florist / US Post Office / Village Shop ladies' wear / Wolfie's Deli-Restaurant / World Imports / Yarn Center