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Iowa'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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  •   Newton Community Theatre Newton, IA
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    This building is rumored to be haunted by Theater Ghost or T.G. A board member reported seeing a man's apparition on the stage, and it has been said that the actors often have trouble finding their props. Read More

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  •   Strayer-Wood Theatre Cedar Falls, IA
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    The students of this theatre have nicknamed its ghost Zelda, who enjoys playing the piano, making eerie sounds and causing some of the equipment to work all on its own. Read More

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  •   Jordan House West Des Moines, IA
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    The Jordan House is a museum that is believed to be haunted by the original owners young daughter. She passed away when she was just three years old after she fell from the stair railing while sliding down, breaking her neck. People have reported seeing her and hearing her playing all throughout the home. Read More

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  •   Players Workshop Burlington, IA
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    This location is a small theater for performing arts and actors, actresses and stage crew have stated the seats fold down on their own as if someone has taken a seat. A phantom cigar smoke smell has also been reported, along with electrical cords that wind up all on their own. Read More

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  •   American Theatre Cherokee, IA
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    Many believe that this theater is haunted by Mr. Goldie, a previous owner. There is a seat that is known to rock slowly by itself. Read More

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  •   Grand Opera House Dubuque, IA
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    This opera house was built between 1889 and 1890 and the ghost that haunts the place is rumored to enjoy playing pranks. The lights go on and off by themselves and tape recorders and cameras act strangely. Ghostly singing has also been heard from an empty stage and apparitions have also been seen here. The ghosts seem to love the theater and those who work here seem to be ok with the... Read More

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  •   Hawkeye Community Theatre Fort Dodge, IA
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    A young girl was murdered nearby and she is believed to be the ghost that haunts this theater. Witnesses have reported seeing her sitting in the hall after hours, and have even felt her presence brush past them in the corridors. There is a chandelier in the entrance that has also been known to move on its own and turns on and off by itself. Read More

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