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Capitol Theater - Rome, NY
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member jiggs11
N 43° 12.696 W 075° 27.541
18T E 462714 N 4784415
Quick Description: Rumours of this 1920's-era theater being haunted have persisted for years...
Location: New York, United States
Date Posted: 11/16/2015 8:07:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMPZEZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 1

Long Description:
Stately old 1920's art-deco theater in downtown Rome. The building opened during the silent-film era and closed in 1974 after a screening of "The Exorcist". How appropriate is that?

Although there have been no recorded deaths in the theater, several rumours have persisted of paranormal activities. One of the more popular rumours is of a young girl from a dance troop who fell to her death from the upper balcony. Others talk of spectral cats, the spirit of a long-dead projectionist, and even organ music from a long-dormant organ.

There have been several investigations, but nothing has shown definitively.
Public access?:
The venue is used as a classic movie screen, and for live-stage and vaudillian productions. However, the theater is open daily.

Visting hours:
Daily 9-5

Website about the location and/or story: [Web Link]

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