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#1 Mykiedave

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Posted 12 December 2003 - 07:53 PM

Many years ago I was working a show at the famous Shrine Auditorium here in Los Angeles when an amazing thingt happened. We were on dinner break and it was myself and my pal Robbie having dinner on the side stage when we heard a wonderful Soprano running thru scales in the Shrine Exibition hall. This was a HUGE no-no. There was a car show the next day and we were NOT allowed in. So Robbie and I walked to the door and shouted in, "Hey!! We're not allowed in here!!" No answer. "I mean it! We'll get in trouble" the note kept ringing out clear and high. "Please don't make us come get you." The sweet voice trilled on thru one scale after another. "Ok. Have it your way!" As we stepped across the thresh the voice stopped. Not ran out. Not echoed. STOPPED. A complete silence. I turned to Rob and asked, "Did you see her leave?" and my speaking voice echoed back to us. I had to catch up to him to hear his answer. Ours was the only open door, she would have had to have come thru there. No one ever did. We watched. When the house manager ( a Shrine employee, not a member of the troupe) came in we told him what we heard. He turned on the lights and we searched the room, comming up empty. The Shrine has a number of permenant visitors, but he had never heard of a soprano singing there before. The next day before our show I went to the auto show. The was Maria Callas'e Rolls Royce on display. It was something I will never forget.
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Posted 12 December 2003 - 11:06 PM

Oh wow, Mykiedave.  That's a great story!  Thanks for sharing.  Man, nothing cool EVER happens to me.
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Posted 13 December 2003 - 01:14 PM

OMGOSH! That is SO cool, Mykiedave!
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Posted 13 December 2003 - 06:40 PM

cool story

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Posted 14 December 2003 - 11:05 AM

Was there ever a reocurrance?
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Posted 15 December 2003 - 10:03 AM

I've checked back a few times and she hasn't been heard since. The building is still an incredible hot spot though with at least five different entities that I recall.
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Posted 15 December 2003 - 01:50 PM

wow, mykie!  that's super!  I LOVE STORIES ABOUT OLD THEATERS!

... i just looked it up, and the Shrine is another gem by theater architect A. Landsbaugh...  one of my personal favorites.  i'm quite the theater buff.  

what other amazing ghost stories do you know about the so cal theaters?  any about the el capitan or egyptian?  what about any in pasadena?

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Posted 20 December 2003 - 08:14 PM

Most of the theatre's in LA are pretty active, including the Pasadena Playhouse. The Cinegrill at the Roosevelt Hotel is very, very active. There are quite a few haunted night-clubs around too, The Comedy Store being not only active, but really rather angry. I know for a fact that at least two of the sound stages at Universal Studios are haunted. For that matter the corner of Hollywood and Vine was visited by Lon Chaney SR. for years after he died.
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