Akron Civic Theatre

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One of Akron Civic Theatre’s ghosts is Fred the Janitor, who died during his shift and now returns to finish his work. He is said to get angry at people who mess up the restrooms. Another apparition of a well-dressed man appears sitting up in the balcony from time to time, and a third spirit of a girl walks along old canal behind the theater. She committed suicide in the canal long ago, so her story goes, and she can sometimes be heard crying.

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182 S Main St
Akron, OH 44308
United States

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41.080589, -81.51969299999996
Summit County, Ohio
Nearest Towns:
Akron, OH (0.1 mi.)
Cuyahoga Falls, OH (4.1 mi.)
Tallmadge, OH (4.3 mi.)
Sawyerwood, OH (5.1 mi.)
Portage Lakes, OH (5.1 mi.)
Fairlawn, OH (5.7 mi.)
Lakemore, OH (6.0 mi.)
Munroe Falls, OH (6.1 mi.)
Silver Lake, OH (6.4 mi.)
Barberton, OH (6.5 mi.)

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  1. Michael Carmany  |  

    In the later 1970s the junior chamber of commerce used the Civic for a Haunted house. I was the electrician/set builder and spent many hours alone in all the hidden areas as no damage could be done to theater. More than once I saw the patron in the balcony. I believe I heard screams in the canal area but just assumed it was produced by the rushing water. I’m a believer and the Civic is a treasure for Akron.

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