Shea's Performing Art Center

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Shea’s Performing Arts Center opened in 1926 and is said to be haunted by its namesake, Mr. Michael Shea, who passed away in 1936. Not only does his ghost watch performances from his own special seat, witnesses say they have seen an apparition that matches his portrait. The ghost has been heard saying “Isn’t this magnificent?” while surveying restoration work.

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646 Main St
Buffalo, NY 14202
United States

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42.8916919, -78.87329890000001
Erie County, New York
Nearest Towns:
Buffalo, NY (0.4 mi.)
Sloan, NY (4.0 mi.)
West Seneca, NY (4.7 mi.)
Kenmore, NY (5.1 mi.)
Lackawanna, NY (5.2 mi.)
Cheektowaga, NY (6.1 mi.)
Eggertsville, NY (6.1 mi.)
Tonawanda, NY (6.5 mi.)
Blasdell, NY (7.0 mi.)
Amherst, NY (7.1 mi.)

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