One of the classic scenes from American Hustle is when Bradley Cooper and Amy Adams head out for a night of disco dancing. The “power walk” toward the club happens on Mechanic Street in Worcester, Massachusetts right in front of the Mid Town Mall.
The Mid Town Mall at one time was a popular place to go shopping, back in the old days before Walmarts and mega-malls. Nowadays it’s a fairly run-down setup. A central hallway opens out into small low-end shops like “we buy your gold”.
Here’s my overview of what this stretch of Mechanic Street looks like, with clips from the movie to show how it lays out.
The night club they’re walking toward? It’s actually a Wells Fargo location and the Office of the Attorney General :).
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