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State Theater Point Pleasant

State Theater Point Pleasant paranormal

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Location submitted by: sdonley on 07/28/2019
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The Art Moderne-style State Theater opened on Main Street between 5th Street and 6th Street in 1942.

523 Main St
Point Pleasant , WV 25550
Open to the public: No

Lat: 38.840076
Lon: -82.139862

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Demographic Rank: 4
History: 1
Stories: 2
Claims: 6
Evidence: 0
Resources: 4
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The Art Moderne-style State Theatre opened on Main Street between 5th Street and 6th Street in 1942. The theatre could seat 700. The State Theatre remained in operation until 1980, and then sat vacant until 1993 when it was restored. It was reopened for movies in early-1994, including midnight showings of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show". Though the State Theatre stopped showing movies again in 2003, it was still used for various live events. It had closed again by 2017.

Added by: sdonley on 07/31/2019 DB#:456
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http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/12813


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Point Pleasant's State Theater opened in the early 1940s and shares a lot of history with the town. The building is attached to the local hardware store, and the two businesses share a wall. During the aftermath of the Silver Bridge falling in 1967, the town used the basement of the hardware store to temporarily house those who perished. As a result, many people believe their spirits haunt the theater.

Witnesses have claimed to feel cold spots, especially around one particular seat. Lights turn on and off in the projection room, shadowy figures sometimes pass by, and one paranormal researcher felt a phantom hand press on her back. People have also claimed to see the first owner of the theater walk up and down the aisles each evening at precisely 8:45 pm.

Added by: sdonley on 07/31/2019 DB#:1454
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https://www.ranker.com/list/point-pleasant-haunted...


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State Theater

State Theater

State Theater

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2931 07/31/2019 sdonley Cold spots have been felt.
2932 07/31/2019 sdonley Lights turn on and off in the project room.
2933 07/31/2019 sdonley Shadow figures sometimes move throughout the theater.
2934 07/31/2019 sdonley One researcher felt a phantom hand on her back.
2935 07/31/2019 sdonley People have witnessed the apparition of the theater's first owner walk up and down the aisles at 8:45 p.m.
2936 07/31/2019 sdonley The curtain on the stage have been known to move on their own.

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State Theatre in Point Pleasant, WV - Cinema Treasures
Added: 07/31/2019 By: sdonley
The Art Moderne-style State Theatre opened on Main Street between 5th Street and 6th Street in 1942. The theatre could seat 700.
State Theater resurrected for Mothman Festival
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Paul Wood | 1929 - 2009 | Obituary
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Theresa's Haunted History of the Tri-State: Historic State Theater in Pt. Pleasant
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