Saenger Theatre

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Folks say the balcony is where strange voices may be heard, and odd things happen with the lighting system here as well. The reason? Rumor has it that a worker once died in a boiler-room explosion, and his ghost still hangs around.

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118 South Palafox Place
Pensacola, FL
United States

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30.4107709, -87.21431630000001
Escambia County, Florida
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Pensacola, FL (0.7 mi.)
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Brent, FL (4.2 mi.)
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  1. Excuse me I am in the main group the preforms there and I have heard or seen anything and I have been there for 7 years straight. Just saying the truth

  2. I was a patron watching the Pensacola Orchestra and noticed about 4-6 dark figure shapes that danced around in the upper back left corner facing the stage on November 5th, 2016. They seemed to enjoy the music and enjoyed the orchestra. The shapes never really left the corner area, but seemed to be swaying with the music.

  3. Growing up as a child my dad managed theatre’s and would sometimes manage the Saenger to relieve Mr Bowles who was the long time manager of the Saenger in the 70″s when they were playing movies like The Godfather!
    The only way to turn the lights on in the theatre at that time was to turn them on at the light switch box back stage and then you had to walk up through the theatre to turn on lobby lights

    Ive been there when we would turn on the lights get half way up the theatre and the lights would go out on their own!

    Ive seen rigging ropes float down from the fly in the ceiling , not drop but ease down like it was being lowered ..
    again no one was on the cat walks to lower it !!!

    Mr. Bowles yelled to the supposed ghost to Stop turning the lights off and the curtains on the stage blew up as if someone was running past them

    I was always told that this was a former projectionist that died in the theatre from drinking himself to death!!

    Now I do know that I was about 10 years old when I saw all this and they could have been just messing with me , but Ive heard other stories from others who have worked there when all they did was play movies that have told stories that were about the same ,

    I know I never saw anyone , or heard voices or footsteps , Only the things I just described !

    If I remember the projectionist name that died there Robert
    but thats been 45 years ago , I’m lucky if I remember my own children’s names lol

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    me and my wife are reluctant to go see little river band on the 8th we are both having apprehensions and im having weird dreams we are running from the place …….maybe nothing but the dreams seems so real like there may be a bad thing happen there? on the 8th of september 2018 ….its the5th today and we are talking about not going because we both feel creepy? hope its just paranoid thoughts lol

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