Pantages Theater

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Pantages Theater, named after Alexander Pantages, was once owned by Howard Hughes–and Hughes is thought to remain here in spirit to this day. According to theater legend, a 1990 break-in by vandals spurred the hauntings on the second floor where Hughes had his office. Witnesses have felt a presence, an unexplained breeze, or cold spots and seen a man’s apparition near Hughes’ office. The sound of desk drawers rattling and the smell of cigarette smoke also have been noticed. The Pantages is also haunted by a ghostly patron who has resided here since 1932. The lady died in the mezzanine during a performance, and her singing has been heard throughout the building. Alexander Pantages himself is also rumored to spend some of his afterlife at his theater.

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6233 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA
United States

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34.102001, -118.32586700000002
Los Angeles County, California
Nearest Towns:
Hollywood, CA (0.3 mi.)
West Hollywood, CA (2.2 mi.)
Universal City, CA (3.0 mi.)
Glendale, CA (4.9 mi.)
North Glendale, CA (5.4 mi.)
Burbank, CA (5.5 mi.)
North Hollywood, CA (5.7 mi.)
Los Angeles, CA (5.8 mi.)
Century City, CA (6.2 mi.)
Westwood, CA (6.8 mi.)


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