Lincoln Square Theatre

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This historic 1916 theater building was built atop the fire-ravaged Priest Hotel that once stood here. It is said that the ghosts of the fire victims still linger in the theater. Red, a former theater worker, is a friendly ghost here. Witnesses have heard his whispers, seen his shadowy form, and caught glimpses of him walking about the stage area. A female ghost has been reported here as well. The place has been featured on the TV show Most Terrifying Places in America.

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    Geographic Information

    141 N. Main St.
    Decatur, IL 62523
    United States

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    39.84203286232505, -88.95622437612684
    Macon County, Illinois
    Nearest Towns:
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    Boody, IL (7.2 mi.)
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    Warrensburg, IL (8.4 mi.)
    Macon, IL (9.2 mi.)
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