Arcada Theater

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Arcada Theatre, built in 1926 by millionaire and Chicago Tribune cartoonist Lester J. Norris, is haunted by disembodied voices that waft from the balcony throughout the rest of the building, a phantom odd odor, and unexplained cold pockets.

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105 E. Main Street
St. Charles IL
United States

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41.9137675, -88.31220100000002
Kane County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Saint Charles, IL (0.2 mi.)
Geneva, IL (1.8 mi.)
Farmington, IL (2.1 mi.)
Batavia, IL (4.4 mi.)
Wayne, IL (4.4 mi.)
Village of Campton Hills, IL (4.7 mi.)
Wasco, IL (5.0 mi.)
South Elgin, IL (5.6 mi.)
West Chicago, IL (5.9 mi.)
North Aurora, IL (7.5 mi.)


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  1. I was there with my friends and we have been touched and also we have been draned of our energy. I honestly WILL NEVER go back unless the ghost adventures team investigates

  2. I used to work there while it is the Arcada theatre. I’ve had several cases of cold pockets as well if being completely drained of my energy and froze in one place by the curtain ropes up on the third floor. Apparently a man hung himself there and I was not aware until I brought it up to my sister and she told me it was a part of the haunted tour.

  3. I have been there for an Onesti Production show, I am haunted by how bad it sucked and that I wish I would have been taken away by a ghost instead of having to sit and endure the painful show with that little troll guy Ron Onesti who needs a hair cut really bad!!!

  4. My boyfriend and I were watching a movie there. We both saw a full body apparition of a man sitting three seat away from us. All of a sudden he gets up and floats right through a closed door.

  5. I do not believe in ghosts at all whatsoever, yet I can’t help but share a personal story. On the second floor, up above the stage, I recall being there for a concert when I was walking back to my seat after getting a drink. I immediately nearly fell over and lost all energy, seemingly for no reason. In addition, some odd voices could be heard from the bathrooms which are almost exactly the same from the original construction (to the building’s discredit might I add). I could always attribute those experiences to chance or etc but It seemed so odd. I’ve heard terrible things about the basement of the building as well. All around a very odd place.

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