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The Kent Stage

The Kent Stage paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 02/16/2015
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The Kent Stage was constructed in 1927 as a silent movie and vaudevillian theater and is the sole surviving downtown theater in the county.

175 East Main Street
Kent , OH 44240
Phone: (330) 677-5005
Open to the public: Yes

Lat: 41.1539538
Lon: -81.35659069999997

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Demographic Rank: 6
History: 1
Stories: 0
Claims: 9
Evidence: 0
Resources: 3
Retrievals: 3265
Vistor Rating: 0.0
Votes: 0

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The Kent Stage was constructed in 1927 as a silent movie and vaudevillian theater and is the sole surviving downtown theater in the county. In 2002, the Western Reserve Folk Arts Association took over management of the venue and the rest is history. The Kent Stage was named the Best Acoustic Venue in Northeast Ohio by The Plain Dealer when Nickel Creek stepped out in front of the mics and sang an encore.

Along with the concert venue, The Kent Stage is also the home of All Folked Up - a full service bar equipped to satisfy your desire for an adult beverage or two. Yes, you can take your drink into the theater.

The Kent Stage is the host of approximately 150 concerts a year, the Kent Folk Festival, the Kent Blues Fest, Kent Reggae Fest, the Kent State Around Town Music Festival, film festivals and numerous plays.

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2171 02/16/2015 sdonley Guests and employees have claimed to be poked.
2172 02/16/2015 sdonley Guests and employees have claimed to be pushed.
2173 02/16/2015 sdonley There have been items to come up missing an then reappear months later.
2174 02/16/2015 sdonley An apparition of a lady in a long dress would walk from the project booth, down the balcony, out to the theatre into the lobby.
2175 02/16/2015 sdonley An apparition has been reported sitting in one of the seats of the empty theater.
2176 02/16/2015 sdonley Shadow figures have been reported.
2177 02/16/2015 sdonley The piano has played with nobody there.
2178 02/16/2015 sdonley Cups have been thrown across the bar area when it was quiet.
2179 02/16/2015 sdonley Performers always get the feeling like there is someone right behind them.

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