Maryland Theatre

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The 1915 Maryland Theatre, once a vaudeville and movie house, operated until 1973. In 1974 it caught fire and was rebuilt, and to this day presents cultural offerings to the public. It is believed to be haunted. The daughter of an early manager encountered the ghost of her father here, and witnesses also have heard voices and felt as if they were not quite alone.

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27 S Potomac St
Hagerstown, MD 21740
United States

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39.6413936, -77.72101350000003
Washington County, Maryland
Nearest Towns:
Hagerstown, MD (0.1 mi.)
Funkstown, MD (2.4 mi.)
Halfway, MD (2.5 mi.)
Paramount-Long Meadow, MD (3.1 mi.)
Fountainhead-Orchard Hills, MD (3.1 mi.)
Robinwood, MD (3.3 mi.)
Robinwood, MD (3.4 mi.)
Maugansville, MD (3.8 mi.)
Chewsville, MD (4.6 mi.)
Cearfoss, MD (5.0 mi.)

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  1. First, I’m just curious, does The Maryland Theater keep a “ghost light” burning whenever the theater is empty? If possible identification is ever needed for someone who may be there a very disturbing incident occurred in the early 1990s in the area. It rather seemed like being part of a British mystery drama rather than being real it was so unusual to happen. Across the street from the theater is a parking lot. A car had been abandoned in the lot. After sitting unmoved for an entire week the owner of the parking lot telephoned police to have it towed away. At the same time there was a high profile missing person case. The police decided to investigate the car before towing. When they opened the trunk (in the middle of summer by the way. It was NOT a pretty site I understand) there was the body of the missing person, a homicide. Dozens of individuals had walked by that vehicle, some a dozen times or more, including me, as many of us parked in spaces on the other side of it. That car sat across the street from the theater with the body of the woman (I’m pretty sure it was a woman) for a good week. Who knows what this woman’s spirit may have done.

  2. ive been here before i went to go see a movie its pretty cool i went with my now ex bf and my friends it was pretty cool but we brought a camera and we looked back at the footage of the night vision and we seen a ghost well it looked like it but it ran superfast and in the room it ran in was only for staff.

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