Randhurst 16 Theaters

101 E. Euclid Avenue,
Mount Prospect, IL 60056

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Broan
Broan on October 14, 2013 at 9:06 pm

Original 1965 opening ad is posted. Original architect was Maurice Sornik.

Pichu8boy
Pichu8boy on May 27, 2013 at 3:23 pm

Movies I saw here was Lilo and Stitch, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl, Pokemon: The Movie, Pokémon 3: The Movie, Piglet’s BIG Movie, and Pooh’s Heffalump Movie.

Pichu8boy
Pichu8boy on May 27, 2013 at 3:18 pm

I saw movies here, when I was living in Des Plaines, Illinois.

billymac72
billymac72 on October 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm

Wow…so hard to believe. 15 years is a very short lifespan for a movie theater. This theater replaced the old Randhurst twin. It is very similar to the AMC at Northbrook Court that opened at the same time. Oh well. I’m glad to see, at least, that AMC opened a new theater there.

rivest266
rivest266 on June 23, 2012 at 2:57 pm

November 22nd, 1996 Grand opening ad (along with the Northbrook Court 14) posted here.

Chronos
Chronos on October 28, 2011 at 1:06 am

This is wrong. It opened in 1996. November 22nd 1996 to be exact. I know as I worked there the first day.

Broan
Broan on August 7, 2011 at 1:25 am

Status: Demolished

Scott Neff
Scott Neff on May 30, 2011 at 11:49 pm

Take advantage of the new photo abilities and take some photos of it half demolished.

Broan
Broan on May 30, 2011 at 9:58 pm

The 16 is already half-demolished.

Broan
Broan on May 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

Those were all the first-day ones. They might have done a few others during the week.

jimpiscitelli
jimpiscitelli on May 2, 2011 at 7:08 pm

What were the other preview movies besides “The Godfather”, “Inception”, “The Dark Knight”, “The Hangover”, “Avatar” and “The Blues Brothers at the new AMC Randhurst 12?

Broan
Broan on April 29, 2011 at 7:15 pm

The theatre in fact closed yesterday, the final film was a 5:30 show of (ugh) Atlas Shrugged.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on April 22, 2011 at 12:14 pm

The soft opening part I get. But I think they could’ve done a more exciting promotion. Let’s say they paid admission for everyone that showed up for a few first run movies, and advertised enough to get the word out in the community. The buzz and goodwill generated by something like that would be well worth a day’s losses.

Broan
Broan on April 22, 2011 at 6:56 am

Oh, they added more showtimes up through April 28.

Broan
Broan on April 21, 2011 at 5:38 pm

Well, it’s a soft opening, to get the kinks out before it actually opens. They did the same yesterday. First show was The Godfather, I was among 20 other people in that show. They also did Inception, The Dark Knight, The Hangover, and The Blues Brothers. I guess they had people vote on which ones to show, too. I don’t know that I’ve seen a theatre offer a free sneak peek like that, but isn’t that a good idea, so if something goes wrong, the patrons aren’t losing out?

And what’s the point of seeing Avatar not on the big screen? After all, they did the re-release after it was already out on Blu-ray.

They have a few more preview days coming up- http://www.amctheatres.com/randhurst12/

Meanwhile, the Randhurst 16 closes tonight, and the last scheduled show is “Insidious”.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on April 21, 2011 at 5:13 pm

Oh boy. I really want to go see Avatar for free on the big screen.

That’s a dumb promotion.

Broan
Broan on March 30, 2011 at 5:28 am

Yes, the AMC website appears to confirm that the final day for Randhurst 16 will be April 21.

Broan
Broan on March 30, 2011 at 5:22 am

The theatres may have a cold opening on April 22 and it sounds like the 16 will actually be remodeled into a Petsmart and other retail.

Broan
Broan on March 30, 2011 at 5:13 am

In comparison, the Randhurst 16 seated 2,876 and the Randhurst 4 1,232. The new theatres are 47,000 sq ft, the 16 was 54,369, and the 4 was 18,000.

Broan
Broan on March 30, 2011 at 5:02 am

The new theatres will be much smaller. It is slated to open April 29. It has 12 all-digital screens and a total capacity of 1800. The largest auditorium seats 223 seats, the second-smallest 119, and the smallest only 87 seats. It will have a bar called McGuffins and a circular concession stand called the Marketplace including specialty drinks. The seats are stepped 3 inches higher than typical and seating is positioned so seats are closer than usual to the screen. AMC aims to have the old theater empty within 2 weeks of closing and it will immediately be demolished to make way for a Petsmart.

John Fink
John Fink on June 30, 2010 at 3:03 am

There was a time when AMC was closing 10-12 screen theaters because they were “too small” for their focus (24-30 plexes…that was a brilliant idea!) But it’s weird, I imagine the theater as described was of the same vintage as General Cinema’s Essex Green 9 and Clifton Commons, two fine theaters that are still in good condition. Are they relocating to a better location? Is there another reason (ie: something moving in to the location the theater currently sits on?)? It’s strange that it would go unless there was some other issue there, if a screen reduction was what they were after they could simply close part of the building and convert it to retail.

AMC has been making a lot of weird decisions lately.

Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on June 30, 2010 at 1:58 am

In response to Cinemark Fan: I think the exhibition business faces fierce competition from all the new media outlets today. I, for instance, love Comcast on Demand. Sit on my couch, order the movie, turn on the speakers, and get to watch the movie without interruptions and without driving to the multiplex. There’s a lot to be said for the big screen, but $12 admission takes some of that away. It’s possible that they don’t need sixteen screens in today’s business environment.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on June 30, 2010 at 12:24 am

Had alot of great times working at GCC and the midnight shows were always a challenge for managers,first getting good movies,I had a good track record.sometimes the stinking bookers didn’t even know what i was talking about.“DAWN OF THE DEAD” along with"ROCKY HORROR" had to be the two biggest midnight money makers for GCC.

CinemarkFan
CinemarkFan on June 14, 2010 at 11:14 pm

The new AMC Randhurst 12 has started construction & will open in May 2011. Link.

I find it odd that the new theater will have 4 less screens than the old. Could it be that area competition has made 16 screens less-than profitable?

Well, I will get out here to visit again before it’s replaced.

Mike1997
Mike1997 on May 8, 2010 at 6:31 pm

I’m pretty sure this is the theatre I saw the original DAWN OF THE DEAD as a midnight movie, in the early 80s. They played it every weekend for a few years, I think. I also remember seeing MEATBALLS there with my Mom, when I was 11.