Showcase Cinemas Randolph

73 Mazzeo Drive,
Randolph, MA 02368

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dickneeds111
dickneeds111 on March 17, 2012 at 6:07 pm

I have been to the Randolph many times over the years and it is about 25 miles from me. The so called IMAX stinks. It is too small. Parking is brutal and getting out especially if you are headig east is impossible. My wife and I will never go there again. For IMAX we will go to Natick for the real thing not the imitation. For regular movies we will go to our closest theatres in Hingham, Scituate or Hanover. Cheaper any way especially on Tuesdays. Neither one of us likes 3D because most theatres don’t know how to show it properly. I was a projectionist for many years. .

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on February 19, 2011 at 8:20 am

The name is to be changed this spring to “Showcase Cinema de Lux”, according to an article in the biz news of yesterday’s Quincy Patriot Ledger. The article says that the cinema has 16 screens, over 4,000 seats, occupies 82,000 square feet, has 15 full-time employees and 150 part-timers. Recently converted to all-digital projection. It has installed an IMAX screen which is 40% larger than the screen it replaced. I have friends who go here regularly to attend Saturday matinees of the Metropolitan Opera from NY, and they love this cinema.

danpetitpas
danpetitpas on September 13, 2009 at 6:19 pm

There’s a good review thread of the Showcase Randolph on Yelp.

danpetitpas
danpetitpas on September 11, 2009 at 5:45 am

Here’s a picture of the Randolph Cinema, front entrance.

Randolph Cinema

MrDJDude
MrDJDude on August 3, 2009 at 11:40 pm

I know this theater well – I grew up about a 5 minute drive from it, and remember the area before it was built(I was a teenager at the time).

The land the cinema is on was empty(as opposed to the strip mall next door(that used to be Russo’s House Of Sunshine(a greenhouse/nursery), which is now is West Bridgewater. All redeveloped when the theater went in. There also used to be business across the street – all victims of “Showcase Cinemas Randolph and The Quest for More Parking”. These businesses were:

Levine-Briss Funeral Home(as noted in the description)
CRC?? (My memory is a bit fuzzy here, but there was a business inbetween the funeral home and Middle Atlantic).

At any rate, the cinema and strip mall completely chamged the area. Traffic was, and still is, a nightmare. It’s probably the biggest knock against this theater – parking and getting in and out is a NIGHTMARE when it’s busy. Other than that, it’s a pretty nice theater, albeit spread out over three levels and several escalators.

There’s was a rear entry/exit ramp from the main parking lot, but it was blocked with a metal gate pretty early on. Why? Because having traffic spill out onto West Street(behind the cinema, parallel to Mazzeo Drive) became a epic traffic nightmare, and the town woudn’t tolerate it.

The last film I saw here was THE DAVINCI CODE. I moved from the area a scant two months later.

Personal anecdote: I remember bicycling down here during construction(I was 15 at the time) to apply for a job. They didn’t hire me. My brother applied a couple of years later; they did hire him. And he hated it! ;)

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on March 9, 2009 at 8:11 am

The live screenings of the Saturday matinees from the Metropolitan Opera House in New York are proving very popular at the Showcase in Randolph. Friends who attended the performance of “Madame Butterfly” last Saturday afternoon report that 3 auditoriums were used and they appeared to be full. Tickets cost about $20 for regular seats and about $30 for Lux-level seating. This is far less than tickets to the actual performance in New York.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 8, 2008 at 9:35 am

What has happened to all of our CT posters in eastern Massachusetts? This page was created weeks ago and so far there have been no posts to it. If Dan Petitpas had set up this page in, say, 2004 or 2005, there would have been a dozen posts here by now.

rsalters (Ron Salters)
rsalters (Ron Salters) on November 8, 2008 at 9:32 am

I know some people who attend the Metropolitan Opera Saturday matinee simulcasts from New York. They had been seeing them at the Regal Fenway in uptown Boston, but this season they have switched to this cinema, the Showcase Randolph. They say that the Showcase Randolph is a zillion times better than the Regal Fenway.