Lighting retailer Lamps Plus made a cameo appearance in the DC film “Wonder Woman 1984.”
Shown among the opening scenes is a fictional Virginia indoor mall with retail stores from that period, including a Lamps Plus lighting store. In the real world, Lamps Plus has never had a store in an indoor mall or on the East Coast. But in the DC Universe, the retailer is shown having a storefront on the mall’s second level.
In reality, the sequence was shot in summer 2018 at the now shuttered Landmark Mall located in Alexandria, Va.
“In a year of unpredictability, we were excited to see a lighting store with our logo in ‘Wonder Woman 1984,’” Lamps Plus founder and CEO Dennis Swanson said. “We weren’t aware of this prime placement in the mall scene, but it was a wonderful holiday season surprise.”
Lamps Plus was founded in North Hollywood, Calif., in 1976. In 1984, the company had about a dozen stores in California only. Currently, the company has dozens of stores in seven western states and an e-commerce business.
“The scene perfectly captures the authenticity of a shopping mall from that era instead of using campy, retro clichés,” Swanson said. “For some, the scene provides nostalgia of a 1980s mall shopping experience, while for younger audiences, it offers a window into that time. Either way, it’s a fun scene and Lamps Plus is grateful to be included.”