SM Southmall

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SM Southmall
SM Southmall logo
The facade of SM Southmall.jpg
Facade of SM Southmall
AddressAlabang–Zapote Road, Pilar Village, Almanza Uno, Las Piñas, Philippines
Opening dateApril 2, 1995; 24 years ago (1995-04-02)
DeveloperSM Prime Holdings
ManagementSM Prime Holdings
No. of stores and services400+
No. of anchor tenants6
Total retail floor area205,120 m2 (2,207,900 sq ft)
No. of floors4
WebsiteSM Southmall Official Website

SM Southmall or SM Southmall Las Piñas is a large shopping mall owned and operated by SM Prime Holdings. The mall is located along the busy Alabang-Zapote Road in Las Piñas. The mall has 200,000 m2 (2,200,000 sq ft) of land area, a total floor area of 205,120 m2 (2,207,900 sq ft) and a gross built-up area of 189,676 m2 (2,041,660 sq ft) .

History[edit]

SM Southmall opened in April 2, 1995, and is the first SM Supermall in the southern region of Metro Manila and the 5th SM Supermall ever built by Chinese-Filipino businessman, Henry Sy. The mall was the second SM Supermall to feature an Ice Skating Rink after SM Megamall.[1]

In March 2010 SM Southmall began renovations which many stores on the second floor have closed with some stalls on the sides offering small items on sale. During the redevelopment saw a newly refurbished SM Store, which relocated from the center of the mall to the side to accommodate more fashion stores and the addition of the IMAX cinema which was opened last July 14, 2011. The SM Storyland theme park was closed on May 2011 and was part of the renovation, however some of its rides and attractions were moved at the SM By the Bay Amusement Park at the Mall of Asia Complex. The fashion stores opened in December 2011 along with the grand re-launch.[2]

SM Southmall attracts global retailers including Swedish fashion giant H&M which opened on October 29, 2015, and Uniqlo which opened on November 7, 2014.[3][4]

Miss World 2013 Megan Young was the new mall brand ambassador as part of the #SeeYouDownSouth campaign on August 7, 2019.[5]

Features[edit]

SM Southmall has over 400 shops and service outlets, with six anchor stores. Among the noteworthy features of the mall are its center and south atriums. The center atrium, which once housed a large indoor fountain, is used for events such as concerts and presentations. The mall also features a skating rink at the second floor and a bowling center at the lower ground floor, that opened on May 2013.[6]

Food Street[edit]

The Food Street at the back of the main mall is a group of restaurants which offers outdoor dining amid plants and an LED-lighted fountain.[7]

SM Cinema[edit]

IMAX[edit]

The IMAX theater opened on July 14, 2011, it has a seating capcaity of 440, and it is located at the West Wing of former space of Cinema 5 (where the Cinema 5 was now relocated at the East Wing beside Cinemas 1-4). It is the fourth IMAX theater in the country after SM Mall of Asia, SM City North EDSA, and SM City Cebu.[8][9]

Director's Club Cinema[edit]

Two Director's Club Cinemas were opened on April 24, 2019, along with the premiere day of Avengers: Endgame, equipped with Dolby Atmos sound system and Christie CP2320-RGB pure laser cinema projector.[10]

Redevelopment and renovation[edit]

Three cinemas in the East Wing (Cinemas 6-8) were temporarily closed on February 18, 2019 for renovation works, and re-opened on December 25 (Christmas Day), 2019, along with the celebration of the 2019 Metro Manila Film Festival, with the new Cinemas 1 and 2 equipped with digital surround sound, premium seating and advanced laser projection, and a 45-seat Event Cinema (also the second Event Cinema branch after SM Mall of Asia that opened on December 12, 2018). The former space of Cinema 8 which is a recliner seat cinema is currently reserved. Current Cinemas 6 and 7, which were the old Cinemas 1 and 2 at the East Wing, are remained open in temporary operations.[11]

Mall complex developments[edit]

South Residences at SM Southmall[edit]

The South Residences at SM Southmall is a condominium with four 15-storey towers. It is located at the south parking area near the Pilar Village gate entrance.[12]

SM South Tower[edit]

The SM South Tower is a two-tower, eight-storey BPO and carpark building, with parking on its four lower levels and offices above.[13] with a total floor area of 55,092 m2.[14] One of the main attractions in this building is the Bounce trampoline park.[15]

Gallery[edit]

Incidents[edit]

  • August 2, 2004: Five security guards and bank escorts were wounded when 10 armed men fired shots at them before taking two bags of cash from Banco de Oro.[16]
  • August 5, 2017: A Pasay City councilor was hurt in a shooting incident at the mall's driveway at around 8:30 PM. Senior Superintendent Marion Balonglong, Las Piñas City police chief, identified the injured local official as Borbie Rivera.[17] He was declared dead on arrival at the Asian Hospital and Medical Center in Muntinlupa City.[18]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SM Southmall". 360Cities. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  2. ^ "What's happening to SM Southmall?". Alabang Bulletin. 2010-07-19. Retrieved 2017-07-07.
  3. ^ "H&M SM Southmall Opening Promo: Oct 29 2015". www.manilashopper.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  4. ^ "Uniqlo SM Southmall Store Opening SALE: Nov 2014". www.manilashopper.com. Retrieved 2017-07-06.
  5. ^ "SM Southmall Launches See You Down South Campaign with Megan Young as New Face". Business Mirror.
  6. ^ "SM Bowling opens Southmall branch". Manila Standard.
  7. ^ "A new direction for SM Southmall". Philstar. November 20, 2012. Retrieved February 13, 2016.
  8. ^ "SM opens 4th IMAX theater in Las Piñas". BusinessWorld.
  9. ^ "A new direction for SM Southmall". Philippine Star.
  10. ^ "New Director's Club Cinema in SM Southmall opens with 'Avengers: Endgame'". Cinema Bravo.
  11. ^ https://www.facebook.com/SMCinema/photos/a.10150787155616859/10157076085946859/?type=3&theater
  12. ^ "South Residences". South Residences.
  13. ^ "SM Prime builds office tower beside Southmall in Las Piñas".
  14. ^ "SMIC set to spend P73b for expansion - SM Investments". www.sminvestments.com.
  15. ^ "Bounce Philippines – 6 reasons why we love this trampoline park!". Manila for Kids.
  16. ^ "2 Southmall bank robbers identified - Philstar.com". philstar.com.
  17. ^ "Pasay councilor hurt in SM Southmall shooting incident".
  18. ^ "Pasay councilor shot at SM Southmall declared dead".

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Preceded by
SM City Cebu
5th SM Supermall
1995
Succeeded by
SM City Bacoor