CLOSED BUT OWNER STILL ROAMS – State Theater – Paranormal History

CLOSED BUT OWNER STILL ROAMS – State Theater – Paranormal History

September 18, 2019 9 By William Hollis


hey sweetie would you like to buy a
haunted theatre yes don’t tease me there is a small catch it is four hours
away well hello there / peeps and welcome to another episode of our
haunted travels I am your host Sean dong Lee I’m your co-host Marian Donnelly
that’s right we’re talking about the state theatre in Point Pleasant West
Virginia that’s four hours away for us and it is for sale yes right now in 2019
right but before we get into that if you’re into the paranormal history and
forensic type videos don’t forget to hit the subscribe button and ding that
little belt so you’ll hear from us next time you post a new video so we are
talking about panic D number two zero seven four in the database and this is
located at 523 Main Street Point Pleasant West Virginia now we don’t have
a lot of information that we can do three videos about for this location so
we’re gonna shorten it and cram it all into one yeah as we kind of mentioned it
is for sale so it’s closed so we couldn’t really get in there and do much
of anything all right so you want to cover some of the history I’ll do a
really very brief one since we have so little make you very happy and I’ll make
it really short so the state theater they’re open in the
early 1940s it would hold about 700 seats so it would have a capacity of
around 700 it remained pretty much of working functioning theater until about
1980 so a little over 40 years and then it kind of went kind of went downhill a
little bit it got reopened in there in the early
90s and they restored it back to functionality and all the beauty and all
that and then it kind of went again out of business by 2003 but in the in about
2008 when they started doing the Mothman festivals they went ahead and they
brought it opened it up and they did some night movies in there for the
festival and everything and well it’s closed again so unfortunately nothing
going on really there but if you’ve got some desire you can be the next
proprietor well this location is in the database so
there is some paranormal claims right now we did do a video about the silver
bridge and we’ve been talking about Point Pleasant all along and some of the
paranormal stuff that happens there but one thing that needs to be mentioned
that connected right next to the State Theatre used to be a hardware store and
now it’s a police station a belief it’s like a County Sheriff or something
that’s next to it I don’t know it’s a place it’s a police station
okay but it was a hardware store now the basement of that hardware store was used
as a temporary morgue during the Silver Bridge collapse yes the victims of the
collapse were taken there right yeah so there is some paranormal activity kind
of associated with that in the theater but there was reports that dated before
the Silver Bridge collapse back to into the 40s that’s right and one of them is
that the owner the original owner of the theater was known to make his presence
known at 8:45 p.m. every night that’s right he would walk up and down the
aisles so our personal experiences when we
recorded the Silver Bridge video we just walked right on down the street because
it was like right there and we got some footage of the theater as much as we
could yeah we as we mentioned the building
that’s attached to it next door is now a police station so they’ve got lots of
extra video cameras and lots of place in and out and we didn’t want to look like
we were loitering or anything like that we’re looking at no windows and taking
pictures and things like that we were the typical tourists walking
around with a couple cameras around town so we just kind of kept on yeah we
didn’t get in trouble no need to draw extra attention to ourselves we were
already pretty well known as a tourist at that point it’s very interesting
building I would love to buy it and make a museum and use it for hours away it
would be terrible to go there every day unless we have a para Pete that’s in
point we do have a pair of peeping point pleasant for us leave comments down
below if you want to be a worker panning D video is our haunted travels haunted
theatre haha don’t get everybody’s hopes up yeah yeah
it’s too far i I have this problem where I just can’t let go of things and so
like I wouldn’t be able to know was there anything else you’d like to add to
this video just that someday I would like to actually be able to go inside
and hopefully they do find a new proprietor who’s willing to open it up
and make sure it goes back to being used as a theatre and there’s paranormal
friendly and his paranormal friendly yeah alright folks until next time
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