The Western Hills Cinemas, located at 5870 Harrison Ave, isn’t the type of place you would usually think of when thinking of haunted buildings, but according to those that work there, that description fits it perfectly.
This is yet another site without a back story to go along with its ghosts. Before the theater was built, the land was used as a park, and before that, it was farm land. There’s no record I could find of any particular tragedy there, or the other default explanation, which is Indian burial ground, so maybe it’s just a spook that likes movies.
Employees say their spook is fond of theater 10, where ceiling tiles fall for no apparent reason, and where, when watching movies after closing time, they see an unknown figure seated, who will vanish once you spot him. Maybe he knocks out the tiles when he watches a crappy movie? Makes sense to me. They also claim to see a figure in a dark jacket walking though the halls and lobby after closing when the doors are locked, but turn up nothing when they search for him.
I did have a snarky comment here about how the theater will probably be gone soon, since it looks so run down and unkept. However, I was informed that they have actually remodeled the inside and it’s all fairly new. I haven’t been inside for awhile, so I wouldn’t know. Anyway, check it out if you get the chance.
Can you visit this location?
This is a privately owned business, open to customers during business hours.