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Indiana's Haunted Theaters & Playhouses, Where Big Scares Take Center Stage

It's no surprise that ##Region## is home to numerous local theaters with haunted history - a night at the theater has been an American pastime for centuries! Theaters are seemingly always abuzz with foot traffic, excitement, and of course, drama, which is why many theaters are believed to be haunted by the spirits of actors, actresses, and theatergoers that frequented their favorite theater before their departure. If you've got a love for the stage in addition to your enthusiasm for ##Region##'s Haunted History and Ghost Hunting, then you'll want to check out one of the local haunted theaters next time you're looking for real scares!
 
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  •   Ohio Theater Madison, IN
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    Locals say there are lights that seem to float in the balcony of this theater before disappearing. It has also been rumored that at midnight, screaming sounds can be heard. Read More

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  •   Rivoli Theatre Indianpolis, IN
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    The Rivoli Theatre dates back to 1927 and is believed to have been built on top of Indian burial grounds. Witnesses have reported a ton of hauntings here including toilets that flush on their own, apparitions, faucets that turn on by themselves, a smoking cigarette butt that has appeared in the ashtray out of nowhere, moving objects and items that have gone missing. Read More

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  •   Strand Theatre Kendallville, IN
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    This theater first opened its doors in 1890 and originally sat 750 people. After it was remodeled, it can only seat 500. The theater eventually closed down during World War I and was reopened as a movie theater in 1919. It has been said that the theater is haunted by its former owner, whose apparitions has been seen by many all throughout the building. He is known to watch visitors... Read More

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  • Crump Theatre Columbus, IN
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    This theatre dates back to 1874 and was once a vaudeville and opera house and is known to house some spirits. Both ghostly children and men have been seen along with the sound of unexplained noises and fragrances. Music has also been heard coming from the top of the staircase. The location is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is part of the Columbus Historic... Read More

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    This 1897 building started as grounds for Bristol's arts and entertainment. In the early 1960s, it was declining and was to be demolished until the Elkhart Civic Theatre company stepped in, bringing it back to its former glory. On top of offering arts and entertainment to the community, it is said to be haunted by several apparitions. Staff and theater guests have reported things... Read More

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  •   State Theatre Anderson, IN
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    This theater opened back in 1930 and had eco friendly geo thermal heat and air systems way before its time, along with an acoustically engineered dome for the best sound for the first talkies. Visitors have reported feeling and seeing apparitions and hearing vague whispers in several different locations, including the balcony, stairs, and looking out the projection room while no one was... Read More

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  • Guyer Opera House Lewisville, IN
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    Built in 1901, the opera house is haunted by a young boy who was killed there during a Wild West gun show. The opera houses founder, O.K. Guyer, is also said to haunt the place. His funeral was held in the auditorium. Haunting events reported have included room lights turning on, banging noises, doors opening by themselves, and much more. Read More

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  •   Indiana Repertory Theatre Indianpolis, IN
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    A former artistic director used to jog indoors of this theatre to avoid the rainy and cold weather. He would jog around the upstairs mezzanine and one day he was suddenly killed when his nephew hit him with the car as he was jogging on a foggy day. Witnesses say that on rainy and cold days, you can hear the floorbards creak as the man's ghost runs around the mezzanine. Read More

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