Lincoln Mall Cinema

4647 Lincoln Mall Drive,
Matteson, IL 60443

Unfavorite No one has favorited this theater yet

Showing 9 comments

JohnnyWadsworth on March 16, 2018 at 6:28 pm

This was my theatre. Yes, this theatre was “concrete-ey”. Yes, this theatre’s sound system was probably more mono than Dolby. But it was my theatre. You cannot miss something you never had, and when I was a kid, this was my theatre. Do I miss this theatre or the me that first experienced the cinema during my formative years? Yes.

rivest266 on November 16, 2016 at 2:56 am

This opened on December 16th, 1977. Its grand opening ad is in the photo section.

filmteknik on February 4, 2015 at 6:16 pm

Correct me if I’m wrong but I believe two screens were mono to the end. No excuse for that a quarter century after Dolby Stereo allowed for inexpensive stereo on every movie, every print.

That’s why, despite living just minutes away for the duration of this place’s existence, I only attended movies here two or possibly three times. And one of those was only because it was a freebie.

Fuzar on December 10, 2012 at 9:42 pm

So many wonderful memories of seeing beloved films here. I miss it so!

JudithK on October 24, 2010 at 8:43 pm

Didn’t like this theatre at all; the chairs were uncomfortable and there was a LOT of concrete used on this project. No wonder it took years for them to demolish it.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on August 17, 2010 at 6:26 pm

Sounds just like my GCC,Regency MALL I,II,and III.

bookman73 on August 17, 2010 at 6:05 pm

Loved this theater. Grew up in Richton Park & between 1981 & 2001, I must’ve seen well over 100 movies at the Lincoln Mall cinema. It wasn’t anything fancy, beautiful or extraordinary, but it was simply a pleasant place to see a movie & I was sad to see it go. It sat vacant for a couple of years before it was demolished & a new Target store was built on that site. However, a new multiplex is planned & was in the midst of construction just 100 yards away inside Lincoln Mall (on the old Montgomery Ward site) until the recession hit 2 years ago & now it’s on hold (for now). However, the old Lincoln Mall General Cinema will always be my ‘first love’ of the cinema. -BQ (Minooka, IL)

Beadee on July 8, 2010 at 10:39 am

When I was about 11 years old, this place was AWESOME. It wasn’t classic movie theater but they would have the neatest promotions. For Dick Tracy, we bought t-shirts w/ the ticket printed on the shirt and then went to the 12:01 screening. If it wasn’t action figures for sale in the lobby it was some deal w/ the popcorn. Everything from Indiana Jones, Star Wars films to The Crying Game and my first Rocky Horror night. Friday the 13th in 3D-AWFUL, but we loved going.

The layout of the lobby was always a traffic nightmare and I never understood why they hadn’t attached it to the mall from the begining.

Broan on March 15, 2006 at 6:13 am

I think this has been domolished; a 14-to-16 is supposed to be built on the site of the JC Penney