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Michigan'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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  •   Calumet Theatre Calumet, MI
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    This theatre dates back to 1900 and has had well-known visitors including Douglas Fairbanks Sr., Frank Morgan, John Philip Sousa, Lon Chaney Sr., and Sarah Bernhardt. This theater is believed to have a spirit that lingers, said to be the ghost of renowned Shakespearean actress, Madame Helena Modjeska. Her ghost was first spotted around 1958 when she helped actress Adysse Lane when she... Read More

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  •   Ramsdell Theatre Manistee, MI
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    This theater dates back to 1903 and was built for TJ Ramsdell. It was the location where James Earl Jones gave his first performance of Othello and it is believed to be haunted. One of the ghosts that linger here is said to be Mr. Ramsdell himself and another is that of an unknown woman. Both have been spotted in the building and electrical anomalies have been reported here as well. Read More

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  •   Capitol Theatre Flint, MI
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    This historic theatre is believed to be haunted. Witnesses have spotted apparitions and shadows in the balcony area and have heard unexplained moans, screams and tapping on the walls. Stories say that bands setting up here have had their equipment go dead out of nowhere or have heard eerie singing accompanied by apparitions in the balcony. Read More

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  •   Kalamazoo Civic Theatre Kalamazoo, MI
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    Thelma Mertz is the ghost that is said to haunt this theater. A theater youth group reportedly thought up a story to explain her ghostly presence and they decided she was an actress who was dumped by her lover and committed suicide by jumping off the balcony. The ghost's true identity is unknown but her spirit enjoys playing the piano, walking across the stage, turning off all the... Read More

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  •   St. Cecilia Music Center Grand Rapids, MI
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    Witnesses have reported chairs being moved around inside some of the rooms at this music center. A ghostly female voice has been heard in the ballroom and a shadowy apparition has been spotted more than once rushing across the stage before disappearing. There have also been reports of the elevator moving on its own, items going missing or being moved, and a janitor's apparition behind... Read More

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  •   Kalamazoo State Theatre Kalamazoo, MI
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    This theater dates back to 1927 and featured a variety of shows including silent films, plays, ballets, circus acts, operas, and music shows. Witnesses at the theater have reported strange happenings such as things mysteriously being moved, footsteps, toilets and sinks bubbling on their own at times, and being tapped on the shoulder by an unseen presence. A statue located above the... Read More

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  •   McMorran Place Theater Port Huron, MI
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    This theater dates back to 1960 and is said to be haunted by ghostly eyes, a woman's apparition and orbs. Many ghosts have been reported at the theater, most of them spotted in the balcony. Reports say that paranormal investigators caught an EVP of a woman saying, "I don't belong here!" Read More

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  •   Frauenthal Theater Muskegon, MI
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    This theater was constructed in 1929 by movie mogul, Paul Shlossman. The theater was originally built for all taking motion pictures and the theater officially opened on September 16th, 1930. According to the theater's website, the theater features many "ornate carvings, arches and intricate plasterwork." After being in operation for almost 30 years, the theater closed for a brief... Read More

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  •   Michigan Theatre Jackson, MI
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    This venue opened in 1930 and was quite a fancy location. While entertaining folks with movies, it's also rumored to be a haunted. In its basement is where witnesses claim there's an eerie feeling of being watched and some even sense a haunting sensation, in some instances of being frozen in place. Read More

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  •   Old Regent Theatre Allegan, MI
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    This theater is rumored to be haunted by a shadowy apparition that has been seen in the projection room. Witnesses here have reported cold spots, the touch of a cold hand and unseen presences. Read More

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    After incidences like a janitor falling victim to a heart attack in the early 1970's in the elevator shaft connecting the Forest Roberts Theatre to the Thomas Fine Arts Building and a heavier set gentleman taking his last breath in the elevator shaft as a result of his physical work getting to him, people have reported ghostly occurrences like the elevator changing floors and the... Read More

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  •   Detroit Masonic Temple Detroit, MI
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    Standing as the world's largest masonic temple, it was constructed in the 1920s and completed construction in 1926. It was built with more than 1,000 rooms and secret passageways. Today, it is haunted by the spirit of George D. Mason. Mason went bankrupt while funding the construction of the structure. His wife subsequently left him and he committed suicide by jumping off the roof of... Read More

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