Lucky Lanes

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Lucky Lanes Bowling Alley was once a movie theater called the York. Legend has it that a bomb blew up here, and the victims are still in the building. Footsteps, children’s laughter and moving objects have been reported here. Another story says a woman hanged herself in the building, and her apparition has been spotted in the balcony.

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Geographic Information

Address:
467 Main St
Athol, MA 01331
United States

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GPS:
42.593977, -72.2304805
County:
Worcester County, Massachusetts
Nearest Towns:
Athol, MA (0.2 mi.)
Orange, MA (4.0 mi.)
Phillipston, MA (5.9 mi.)
Royalston, MA (6.2 mi.)
Petersham, MA (7.7 mi.)
Baldwinville, MA (7.9 mi.)
New Salem, MA (8.1 mi.)
Warwick, MA (8.2 mi.)
Erving, MA (8.5 mi.)
Templeton, MA (8.7 mi.)

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  1. Around 1960 some party blew up the projection booth in the York Theater, destroying all the cinema projectors and associated equiptment. It was done at night and, thank G-d All-Mighty, no one was injured. I never heard of any suicide. My father Abraham and his brother Samuel were the owners of the theater.

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