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Originally built in 1926 as the Strand Theatre, it was acquired by the city of Jonesboro in the late 1970s and renamed the Forum Theatre. It is said to be haunted by a mischievous ghost named Charlie.

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115 E. Monroe
Jonesboro, AR
United States

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35.83934337811939, -90.70459216833115
Craighead County, Arkansas
Nearest Towns:
Jonesboro, AR (0.2 mi.)
Bono, AR (7.3 mi.)
Brookland, AR (8.0 mi.)
Bay, AR (10.4 mi.)
Sedgwick, AR (13.1 mi.)
Cash, AR (13.4 mi.)
Egypt, AR (13.6 mi.)
Lake City, AR (15.2 mi.)
Trumann, AR (15.9 mi.)
Weiner, AR (18.6 mi.)

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  1. This place, I have done plays there, seen plays there, done theatre camp there, and it is haunted. I didn’t believe in ghosts, I was a man of science, logic, reason, but then Charlie started popping up.

    There was a cast member of the same name, and Charlie didn’t seem to like this; all the posters when we arrived one day had his name painted over. Everyone thought it was a harmless prank, even though we had to make more posters. But me and Charlie (the cast member) did some research. Other occurs nces followed, resulting in the eventual resignation of Charlie the Cast Member.

    • Charlie likes to hang around the sound booth and spotlight. I have done plays there too and worked in that booth. I’ve seen someone moving around in the back. I went to investigate once and someone’s math book slid off a desk onto the floor. The spotlight wasn’t on but it swung just slightly and I got out of there. I was spooked. Before this, I was sitting on the stairs leading into the dressing rooms, in costume, messing with my shoe when I felt someone brush by me, and when I looked up, I saw just the tail end of black fabric whip around the bottom of the stairs. I checked the rooms and no one was down there. It was eerie down there, to begin with. I always felt like someone was in the room. I had no idea about Charlie at the time. At some point I mentioned it to the cast members, thinking I was overtired, and they all said it was just Charlie. “he’s mostly harmless”.

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