Elks Theatre

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Although this historic theatre has been remodeled on several occasions since its opening in the early twentieth century, patrons and staff say the resident ghost has never left. Known fondly as ‘Jimmy’, staff claim the spirit is benevolent, and is occasionally seen seated in the main theatre after closing hours.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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512 Sixth Street
Rapid City, SD
United States

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44.080577552420664, -103.22678482529227
Pennington County, South Dakota
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  1. I was there in the theatre when I was about 9 years old and while watching a film with my mother I really needed to go to the bathroom and when I went into the stall the lights were flickering… no one was there… I said, “mom?” no answer… then the sink turned on to cold water… before I could start going bathroom I ran out of the bathroom because I heard… a deep quiet voice… it said… “I didn’t murder the kid… I was framed… it was a man with a trench coat with a fedora… I’m innocent… I swear…” I never told my mother in fear of getting watched by the man with the trenchcoat………

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