Night Of Ghostly Endeavors At Mahall’s

Mahall’s 20 Lanes (13200 Madison Ave., Lakewood) will, for the first time ever, investigate paranormal activity that has been reported on premises for many years on Saturday, October 24 starting at 8 p.m.

Mahall’s celebrated its 90th year in business this year. For the first 87 years of its existence it was owned by the Mahall family. Only four years ago was it bought by partners Joe Pavlick, Kelly Flamos and Colin McEwan. And since that time reports of unexplained or supernatural events have been reported by many employees and the owners.  

The night’s events begin at 8 p.m. (doors at 7:30 p.m.) with a pre-show featuring local dark post-punk supergroup Hiram-Maxim (a band formed through the Cleveland Lottery League featuring Lisa Miralia, Dave Taha, Fred Gunn and John Panza), who will be playing a special spooky set, and Detroit post-industrial/noise legends Wolf Eyes, who are widely regarded to be the kings of US noise music.  

After the pre-show, attendees can enjoy the rest of the activities, which will include investigations into the paranormal activity that seems to occur around Mahall’s. Guests will be treated to an exclusive tour of the most haunted spots in Mahall’s, including many locations not normally accessible to the public. 

They will then witness a psychic medium attempt to channel the spirits that are believed to lurk in the building. After which the night will continue with opportunities to get special private palm, tarot or numerology readings and to participate in a group Ouija session in Mahall’s basement (a location said to have some of the strangest vibes in the whole building).  

Tickets can be purchased in advance from There are two separate ticket options for those who wish only to attend the pre-show concert and those interested in all of the night’s events. Tickets for the pre-show (music) only are $10. Tickets for the whole event – including access to the pre-show plus a private reading with a psychic and one drink ticket – are $25. For more information call 216-521-3280.

David Budin

David Budin is a Cleveland-based journalist and author specializing in music, the arts, popular culture and food.

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