If you’ve never been to the Tampa Theatre, you’re missing out. It is one of the most beautiful theatres in Tampa for sure, and maybe the country. It’s also one of the largest.
Built in 1926, the Tampa Theatre is one of Florida’s oldest of it’s kind. And it’s supposedly haunted. Paranormal teams dub it the most haunted building in Tampa.
The background of the story is that a former projectionist, Foster “Fink” Finley collapsed and died of a heart attack in 1965. He now haunts the theatre to this day after working in the projection room at the theatre for 30 years.
“…an unexplained tap on the shoulder, doors opening and closing, shadows passing through the room, and the lingering smell of lilac aftershave… Foster’s favorite,” as the Theatre’s website puts it, have been reported. There have also been reports of orbs and colorful vortex sightings and a strange white mist at the Theatre. Also, guests have reported seeing a ghostly woman seated in one of the 1,500 seats at the Theatre.
Director of Marketing and Community Relations, Jill Witecki, joined Your Wake Up Call to discuss a paranormal activities investigation that the Theatre is hosting tonight at 10:00 p.m. It’s all part of a movie night series the Theatre puts on annually around Halloween time.
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