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After a successful investigation with some great experiences we are headed back to the Pasadena Playhouse. Join us at the beautiful and haunted Pasadena Play House for a day of entertaining and educational lectures, followed by a night of investigation at this haunted historic location. Tickets are limited but the education and experience will be plentiful (see agenda below).


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The Pasadena Playhouse has a rich and vibrant history dating back to 1917 when an itinerant acting troupe by the name of the Gilmor Brown Players settled in Pasadena - at the time a sleepy little town of farmers and wealthy vacationers. The town fell in love with the Players and before they had spent ten years here, locals donated the money to move the company out of the derelict old burlesque house they had been renting and into the newly constructed Pasadena Playhouse in 1924, originally known as the Pasadena Community Playhouse. At the time, The Playhouse was the largest and most technically advanced venue on this side of the Mississippi. Its community theatre beginnings and the tremendous amount of local support led George Bernard Shaw to dub Pasadena “the Athens of the West,” likening the enterprise to the ancient Festival Dionysia.


Haunted History


There have been reports for decades of Gilmore Brown’s ghost playing pranks throughout the theater. Although his apparition has never been seen, a presence thought to be Gilmore’s is often felt. Most often, he performs harmless practical jokes. The Activity is so frequent that, these days, almost anything unusual that occurs at the Playhouse is blamed on Gilmore.
One of the house managers, Betty Jean Morris, has kept a journal of some of the more recent ghost activity at the Playhouse:

· Some personal objects, such as Morris’ own binoculars, have disappeared from the otherwise empty theater.
· Staff members have reported leaving some small item (such as a file or documents) in one location, only to find it only minutes later in another part of the theater.
· One time, the front door could not be unlocked; later, the same lock unlocked on its own.
· During the Sunday matinees of one particular production, and at exactly the same time each week for a month, the house lights in the theater would come up on the their own. The electrician could find no natural cause or explanation.
· For a time, the controls and earphones in the overhead booth would be rearranged when the sound and light crew left for their break during intermissions, even though the booth was locked. They finally posted an usher as a guard during intermissions. No one entered the booth, yet the controls still somehow were reset.
· The elevator frequently stops at the third floor, even if it’s not the passenger’s destination. For many years, Gilmore Brown kept his office on the third floor.

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Agenda


2:30pm - 6:00pm Britt Griffith - Paranormal 101

7:30pm - 8:00pm History of the Pasadena Playhouse

8:00pm - 12:00am Investigate The Pasadena PlayHouse