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Arkansas'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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  •   King Opera House Van Buren, AR
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    A young actor's ghost is believed to linger in spirit at this theater. He was said to have been killed by his lover's father, who objected to the two eloping. Read More

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  •   Old Malco Theatre Hot Springs, AR
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    Stories say that during a performance in the 1880s, a woman disappeared from the audience during a magic show. Ever since this incident, there have been reports of the theater being haunted. A glowing woman's ghost has been spotted in the basement of the theater, objects are said to move on their own and screams have come out of the building when it was empty. Read More

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  •   Forum Theatre Jonesboro, AR
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    Dating back to 1926, this theatre was originally called the Strand Theatre and was acquired by the city of Jonesboro in the later 1970s and was renamed. A mischievous ghost named Charlie is rumored to linger here. Read More

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  •   Collins Theatre Paragould, AR
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    An elderly couple is said to haunt this building and has been spotted sitting in the balcony seats during rehearsals. The two are believed to be former owners of the theater. Read More

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  •   Rialto Theatre Music Hall El Dorado, AR
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    Dating back to 1929, this theater closed its doors in 1980 and was restored and reopened again in 1987 to show movies. It closed a second time in the early 2000s before being reopened again, presenting musical performances. The historic building is said to be haunted by footsteps, apparitions, and the smell of ghostly cologne in one of the upstairs restrooms. The location has been... Read More

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