Standing 70 feet tall and weighing in at 67 tons, the Southgate Shopping Center’s retro arch has arguably become the most photographed landmark in all of Lakeland. It’s stood at the center of the strip mall for nearly six decades and has been captured at nearly every angle.
Maximum exposure, though, came in 1990. That’s when the arch made an appearance in director Tim Burton’s hit dark fantasy film, Edward Scissorhands starring Johnny Depp.
The massive parabolic structure can be seen in several scenes of the movie as popular YouTuber Adam the Woo pointed out in the video below.
Today, the shopping center is still in business with shops, restaurants, a hardware store, and a Publix.