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Old 11-02-2017, 02:05 PM
 
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Not a traditional music retailer, but..
Around 1993, anyone remember there was an accessible recording studio. They provided a popular track, and u would record the vocals over the instrumental. Then they'd sell u the cassette of your recording. It didn't last long, but was a cool concept.. right on the early crest of American karaoke..

That was in Lynnhaven, no (?)
I remember this. It opened in 1988 and was on the second floor across from the movie theaters.
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Old 11-03-2017, 10:59 PM
 
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I remember this. It opened in 1988 and was on the second floor across from the movie theaters.
I had forgotten which part of the mall it was in, thanks.
I'm intrigued,.. how do u have such a specific recollection of it's opening date (?)

Do u remember, around that same era, late 8os, the upstairs theaters used to run a psychedelic pattern of dyed oils floating in water before all their movies/previews started. It was unique. Peace
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:09 AM
 
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I had forgotten which part of the mall it was in, thanks.
I'm intrigued,.. how do u have such a specific recollection of it's opening date (?)

Do u remember, around that same era, late 8os, the upstairs theaters used to run a psychedelic pattern of dyed oils floating in water before all their movies/previews started. It was unique. Peace
Definitely remember the upstairs theater. I believe it was a United Artists theater at the time.

I recall the karaoke place because some friends and I made a recording there in the summer of '88. Spent a lot of time at Lynnhaven then (I was 16).
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Old 11-07-2017, 02:46 PM
 
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Spent a lot of time at Lynnhaven then (I was 16).
Amen.. this thread has been a nostalgic pleasure for me. Knowing how much time I spent there, and others were also enjoying the same things back in the day.

Something else I remember about the old, upstairs theaters.. seems antiquated now. Was the Will Rogers fundraising before movies. They'd run a preview, outlining Will Rogers' (medical) charity work. And then an usher would walk thru the aisles w/a flashlight & a bucket collecting donations.

Any one else remember there was also a Dragon's Lair video game out in the lobby. It was a really cutting edge game, that had a crowd around it for a long time..
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Old 01-24-2018, 05:13 PM
 
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Toys R Us staggered some thru the 2017 Christmas season. They're slated to close 20% of their retail stores.
I didn't see Lynnhaven on their list of impending closures.

Think it would be a shame if Lynnhaven lost that Toys R Us; I think it's Lynnhaven's only remaining toy outlet. They used to have a Children's Palace @ Lynnhaven North, & they may have had a K&K Toys inside, back in the 8os (I can't recollect)..
There also used to be a stuffed animal store on the old 2nd floor. The animals were separated by environs. It was unique.

Here Are the Stores Toys 'R' Us Is Closing | Fortune
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Old 10-29-2018, 12:40 AM
 
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Default Spinakers Restaurant ?

There was a restaurant at the main entrance across from the theaters called Spinnakers, had an upstairs & downstairs bar, with 7 levels, top table called the crows nest... general manager named Lori.
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Old 10-29-2018, 01:19 PM
 
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There was a restaurant at the main entrance across from the theaters called Spinnakers, had an upstairs & downstairs bar, with 7 levels, top table called the crows nest... general manager named Lori.
Correct, right there where the carousel was. I remember the bread came in little flower pots.
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Old 10-29-2018, 03:22 PM
 
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Spinnakers..Correct, right there where the carousel was. I remember the bread came in little flower pots.
There was one of those glass elevators at the mall's main entrance. I remember people riding it up & down to Spinnakers.
Real early Lynnhaven Mall also had a fountain/shallow pool near the first level entrance. There was an abstract statue there too (Enigma)..
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:21 PM
 
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Default Curious...

...why the memory test on Lynnhaven Mall?
I'm trying to recall the carousel you mentioned, although the rest rings a bell... there was a laser tag place next to the theater for a short time as well, lower level, later occupied by a computer store of some sort. I thought my memory was good, but as you describe it I'm struggling to picture the place inside.

I was stationed there for the better part of 10 years, both at Dam Neck & Oceana... now Spinnakers on the other hand I know all too well, the GM was my first wife lol. Resided in Virginia Beach from 1982-1991.

So what's up with Lynnhaven Mall? Has the place been renovated or raised?

Anyhow, it was a random google search on the mall that lead to the thread that brought me to this new2me site. I like these old school forums over the social media sites out there, I don't have a Facebook, nor Twitter etc, and I read somewhere that BBS's have made a comeback! An app is required to emulate the landline connection to the old boards, had a Commodore 64 back then, with a smoke'n 300bps modem !

Don't know if you were online in the 80's but back in the day it was referred to as "playing on the computer" lol, anyhow I found several BBS's I was registered on listed in this link...

804 BBS List

Awesome thread, thanks for participating in my reality today.

Peace.
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Old 10-29-2018, 06:33 PM
 
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Flower pot bread lol
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