April 20, 2009 12:00 PM

>• As wallets shrink, films set at shopping malls remind us of flusher times past.

MALLRATS (1995) Mall habitués Shannen Doherty (above) and Ben Affleck starred in a raunchy Kevin Smith comedy.

DAWN OF THE Dead (1978) Shopaholic zombies invaded a mall in a cheapie horror classic, which was pointlessly remade in ’04.

PAUL BLART: MALL COP (2009) Kevin James scooted to a surprise box-office bonanza as a pratfall-prone mall security guard.

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