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Oregon'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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  •   Liberty Theater Astoria, OR
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    This theater dates back to 1925 and has seen the likes of Jack Benny, Guy Lombardo, Duke Ellington and Al Capone. It is rumored to be haunted by a ghost that is nicknamed Handsome Paul, who shows up suited for a night out on the town. An elderly woman apparition has also been seen here. The spirits here are known to turn on the soda fountains and popcorn machine in the middle of the... Read More

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  •   Bagdad Theater Portland, OR
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    This theater dates back to 1927 and was built by Universal Studios. Both moving pictures and vaudeville-type shows and plays were housed here and it is now a cinema pub that is believed to be haunted. The ghost is said to be a man who hanged himself backstage and the women's bathroom is known to have a spirit as well. Read More

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  •   Bijou Art Cinemas Eugene, OR
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    This building is believed to be haunted simply because it used to serve as a mortuary. Read More

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  •   Gem Theatre Athena, OR
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    This theater first started out as a saloon and restaurant in 1901 and was owned by Jacob Betz Brewing and Malting. The first floor of this theater is abandoned but the second floor is a private residence. There have been claims of a white figure walking in the theater, along with stories of doorknobs turning on their own and the sounds of footsteps. Read More

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  •   Elgin Opera House Elgin, OR
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    Legend says a gunfight broke out in the 1800s over the hand of a local young woman. The two men's apparitions have been seen on the front steps, shooting each other with six-shooters, clutching their chests, and falling to the ground. Read More

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  •   Linkville Playhouse Klamath Falls, OR
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    This playhouse is believed to be haunted by a former actor of the theater and is said to be quite friendly. He has been seen in the audience smoking a pipe, and during dress rehearsal, he appears suddenly vanishes. Ghostly lights have been seen in the attic and eerie music has been reported. Read More

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  • Kuhn Theatre Lebanon, OR
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    This theater dates back to 1932 and is believed to be haunted by the spirit of a little girl wearing a white dress. She fell to her death from the theater balcony and both visitors and employees have claimed to have heard her laughter. Doors have also opened and closed on their own and the projectionist booth is believed to be another haunted spot in the theater. Staff working in the... Read More

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  •   Valley Theater Beaverton, OR
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    This theater is believed to have some poltergeist activity. While it was being renovated in 1994, something unseen had played pranks on the workmen, frightening them and causing several of them to quit. Visitors and employees still report strange happenings at the location. Read More

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  •   Elsinore Theatre Salem, OR
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    This theater is rumored to be haunted by a boy who was killed here in the men's bathroom. Witnesses have claimed to see blood reflected in the mirror, and the upper balcony is haunted by the ghost of the owner's daughter who fell and died from the balcony. Read More

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  •   Little Theatre on the Bay North Bend, OR
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    This theater is rumored to be haunted by the spirit of a lady wearing a period dress and two small children. The lady's apparition has been seen in the women's bathroom, where she died, and the children have been heard running through the halls. The doors have reportedly open and closed by themselves late at night. Read More

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  •   Theatre In the Grove Forest Grove, OR
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    There are three ghosts who reportedly haunt this theater. One is a young girl who is said to run up and down the aisles, a backstage ghost who can be heard talking in the changing room, and an angry ghost who messes with the spotlights and slams the door to the light room. Read More

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