Photo by Tina Sargeant

Yet another movie production will be taking advantage of the unique architecture of the Southgate Shopping Center arch. The Southgate arch was featured in the romantic dark fantasy film, Edward Scissorhands, in 1990.
Disney has announced that a portion of the filming of The One and Only Ivan, an adaptation of the beloved children’s book written by Katherine Applegate, will be shot in Lakeland.
The book’s main characters are a silverback gorilla named Ivan, a baby elephant named Stella, and a stray dog named Bob, all living in a suburban shopping mall.
It looks like Angelina Jolie, Danny DeVito, and many other A-list actors are confirmed to play in the film.
Check out our feature on the Southgate arch from the May/June 2016 issue.