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Florida'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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  •   Florida Theatre Jacksonville, FL
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    In 1956, Elvis Presley performed at this theater and it closed in 1980 but was re-opened in 1983. Witnesses have reported a strange, unexplained humming noise inside the building, and at least one apparition has been caught on camera, sitting in balcony seat E2, section 500, waving. Read More

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    This theatre opened its doors on March 21st, 1921. In February, 1981, the theater became known as the Royalty Theater when the company signed leases with the Taylor family. During the renovations, the murdered body of Bill Neville was found in the balcony. The theater reamined in the Taylor family estate until 1996 when it was sold. In July 2008, the building went into foreclosure and... Read More

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  •   Britton Cinema Tampa, FL
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    Both visitors and employees of this cinema have reported eerie occurences at the location. Toilets flush on their own, doors mysteriously get locked in the women's bathroom, and apparitions have been seen in one of the theaters. Outside theatre #5, ghostly voices have been heard and an usher claims someone called his name when no one was around in theatre #3. There is also reports of a... Read More

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  •   The Henegar Center Melbourne, FL
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    The ghost that haunts this building is named Jonathan. He is a typical noisy ghost that likes to make himself known. There have been reports of things moving from when you left them and the balcony seems to be his favorite spot to hangout. Read More

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    This location is rumored to be haunted by numerous spirits. There are several that hangout in the balcony and upstairs area, some in the backstage area, and some in the seating area on the main floor. None of the ghosts seem to cause any issues, since the theatre productions here seem to go well. Read More

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  •   Falk Theater Tampa, FL
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    This theater is rumored to be haunted by Bessie Snvaely. In her time, the location was the Park Theatre and Bessie was an actress who had a dressing room on the third floor. This is also where she hung herself. Read More

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  •   Emma Parrish Theater Titusville, FL
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    This location has experienced objects that move on their own in the attic, cold spots and weird smells. Read More

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  •   Old Tampa Theater Tampa, FL
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    This theater is believed to be haunted by a projectionist from the 1940s. Employees have heard his footsteps and chains rattling in the halls and behind the stage. Some have even reported seeing him up in the prohecting room when it was supposedly empty. Weird "bad smells" and cold spots have also been reported here. One person also claimed they were grabbed by the neck by something... Read More

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  •   Daytona Playhouse Daytona Beach, FL
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    There are two ghosts that supposedly haunt this playhouse, their names are unknown but we do know it is a man and woman. The male ghost died fighting war in Spain and when the woman could no longer wait for him to return, she committed suicide, while pregnant. She killed herself and unborn child by jumping into the Halifax River. Read More

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    This building is rumored to be haunted by a former handyman who is known to be harmless. He has been heard throughout the building, opening and closing doors. His footsteps have also been heard. Read More

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  •   Bay Street Theatre Eustis, FL
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    This theater has a ton of paranormal claims surrounding it. Screams have been heard in the upstairs rooms, orbs have appeared in photos, eerie phantom presences have been felt all throughout the building and one was visitor even reported seeing a man hanging from the balcony. Lights turn on and off by themselves as well. There is an area beneath the stage, called "The Hole," which is... Read More

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  •   Enzian Theater Maitland, FL
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    Guests that have been watching films here have reported seeing a disembodied head of a woman in the north corner of the room. The head appears suddenly and then floats from one corner to the next while screaming. It then vanishes in the next-door restaurant called Nicole St. Pierre. For reasons that are unknown, the head is present only on moonless nights at 1:00AM. Read More

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  •   Lake Worth Playhouse Lake Worth, FL
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    This building dates back to 1924 and was built by two brothers, Lucien and Clarence Oakley. The premises are said to be haunted by Lucien, whose ghost has appeared in mirrors and been blamed for moving things around. Footsteps have also been reported here from the empty catwalk. Read More

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