Randall Park Mall Cinema

20801 Miles Road,
North Randall, OH 44128

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DavidZornig
DavidZornig on January 9, 2015 at 8:20 pm

Below link has more photos of the interior. Copy & Paste.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2903790/Inside-crumbling-Ohio-mall-biggest-WORLD-demolished.html

rivest266
rivest266 on January 19, 2014 at 1:45 pm

August 11th, 1976 grand opening ad also uploaded in the photo section

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on May 2, 2011 at 9:19 pm

thanks Mike reminds me of my GCC days in the early eighties,when we still had movie ads.

rivest266
rivest266 on March 13, 2011 at 10:04 am

August 11th, 1976 ad is at View link

jimkf
jimkf on November 15, 2009 at 8:51 am

Mike went to Southgate, the Parmatown and then to Mentor Mall. I last talk to him about a year before the theatre closed.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on August 19, 2009 at 2:36 am

I figured out that posters for Bambi and The Rescue also appeared in some of the pictures with The Blob.

KingBiscuits
KingBiscuits on March 27, 2009 at 6:22 pm

Nice photos, Mr. Budnick. I’m guessing that the photos were mainly in Winter and Summer 1988 (since I can tell that posters for Eddie Murphy Raw and The Blob appear in them).

kevinmc
kevinmc on September 21, 2008 at 5:58 pm

Is Jack Lynch still with us?

He was such a nice guy.

kevinmc
kevinmc on September 21, 2008 at 5:09 pm

My most un-favorite marquee change was RPC. Three sets of double sided signage.

What happened to Mike? I know he went to Southgate but never talked to him after ‘82. He was always very cool with me. I liked his style.

reuben10
reuben10 on April 20, 2008 at 1:27 am

The door to the cinema storefront entrance mentioned in a previous post currently stands open in what became a former Diamond’s display window. Unfortunately, the redolent air of heavy water damage emanates from said door, permeating the entire area of the mall. It must be a squishy mess in there.

BellaCroix
BellaCroix on May 7, 2007 at 5:14 pm

I’m wondering if anyone has any pictures of the interior of the mall from the “read ramp year” (c 1980 – 1995) – after that it was a blue ramp and that was about the death of the mall. I’m working on a project and would love any stills anyone has managed to keep especially showing the common areas (concorse, store fronts (especially ones that don’t exist anymore), long shots, etc). Love the classic pics of the exterior of the theatre… forgot about Connie Shoes. Remember Davy Jones Locker, Chess King, Jeans West, County Seat… ah, those were the days… anyway, any help would be very much appreciated.

jimkf
jimkf on February 26, 2007 at 1:39 pm

I was part of the management team in Cleveland from 1979 until 1986 when I moved to Boston to take a position at the next level within the company. The Randall Park was indeed built to keep the competition away from the Southgate twin, however, RPC soon outgrossed Southgate, much to GCCs chagrin. I recall sellouts for Start Wars, Animal House, Stir Crazy and Poltergeist, just to name a few. Yes, the footprint of the theatre left alot to be desired, but who cared back then. I remember catching alot of flack for the non-handicap friendly entrance though!
About Laurel Rans, she was an ex-women’s prison warden who drove a black 1970 Cadillac like she was a NASCAR champ. I rode with her to many a meeting and ALWAYS wore my seat belt. She was a shrewd business person with a poker face and kept her eye on the bottom line. CAPEX expenditures were scrutinized and nothing was purcahsed unless it had to be.
Around 1981-82 the company decided to stray from it’s usual blue and red wall theme and had 3 different the theatre designs mocked up. I recall that the ‘earth tone’ look was a popular choice of District Managers, however, in the end, not too many houses were facelifted.
Incidentally, most folks forget that GCC also owned a few radio stations. In Cleveland, it was WGCL 98.5. We tied in with them many times to promote the theatre.
About Bob Klaas, he had about as much charisma as a wet washcloth. I left the Cleveland market soon after he took over from Larry Bello and I don’t know of too many folks that liked his management style. Larry, on the other hand, made working in the business fun. He left GCC in 1985 and moved to Florida where he and his brother bought a couple of GCC houses and opened their own small chain. I think he’s still in FL but no longer in the theatre business.

Krabinz
Krabinz on July 19, 2006 at 6:05 am

I went to Boston once for a weekend..it was at some country club. No expedition. We toured Framingham and went to a ballgame at Fenway.

Bob Klaas was the DM for Cleveland. I’d love to know if he has any shots of the Erie PA theaters i started at.

Brian

ggates
ggates on July 18, 2006 at 8:56 am

Were you on the Laurel Rans team-building survival camp expedition to Camp Chewonki in Maine?

Krabinz
Krabinz on July 18, 2006 at 7:02 am

Does anyone have any photos on Southgate in Maple Height or Erie Millcreek 3 or 6?

Looking for some photos. I managed Erie and Southgate in the mid to late 80’s.

I opened Millcreek 6 and did a wonderful photo album…I always wondered where it went.

Lots of memories..very few pics!

Will be updating the Millcreek 3/6 site soon…it is blank. Not for long. One manager still in Erie running Cimemark Tinseltown 17.

Would love to hear from GCC mamager from the late 80’s.

Brian Z

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on April 30, 2006 at 10:07 pm

btw, I did receive the Parmatown and Randall ads – Thanks –

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on April 30, 2006 at 9:56 pm

hmmm – thats odd – try this one: (original, eh?) – thanks!

moviefan03
moviefan03 on April 30, 2006 at 1:06 pm

Dave-bronx,

Im sorry im taking so long to get back to you. I’ve tried twice to send you the ads, but they keep coming back to me saying your quota is full. Do you have an alternate e-mail I can send those to?

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on April 27, 2006 at 9:37 pm

Please add me to the list… – thanks!

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on April 27, 2006 at 4:44 pm

I’d love to see these pics too.

moviefan03
moviefan03 on April 27, 2006 at 4:20 pm

I am a student at Kent State, I used the newspaper archives and was able to scan two GCC ads announcing the “Gala Premiere” of the Randall Park Cinema. I also got a picture of the outside marquee as well. The first movies to play here were “The Gumball Rally”, a disney double feature of “Treasure of Matecumbe” and “The Apple Dumpling Gang”, and “Murder by Death”. Anyone wishing to see these pictures, let me know! These ads were printed on August 10th and 11th 1976

David Wodeyla
David Wodeyla on September 2, 2005 at 9:44 am

Thanks for doing the web page, it brought back some memories of a Cleveland Manager’s Meeting when GCC flew the entire northeast out there and we visited a bunch of theatres. I think during that meeting we also toured some old movie palaces that were in various stages of restoration, and had dinner at a restaurant that was themed on a WWII airfield.

MarkBudnick
MarkBudnick on September 2, 2005 at 6:46 am

OK, did one better.

The pics and some comments I made are available on line at;

http://otherworlds.homeip.net/Randall

Mark

dave-bronx™
dave-bronx™ on September 2, 2005 at 3:50 am

BTW, I would like to see the pics too!