Location: Grandin Theater, Roanoke
History: The Grandin opened in 1932, giving the theater 80 years to amass a strange history. The biggest source of haunting rumors comes from the story of a homeless family who moved into the projectionist’s booth while the theater was closed in the 1950s. Allegedly, two of the family’s children died in the theater.
Hauntings: The projectionist’s booth is now the main location of strange activity in the Grandin; employees have reported seeing the face of a man in the booth’s window. An employee also reported seeing a small child at the top of the stairwell by the booth, but when the man approached the child, it ran away and passed through a closed door. A baby has also been heard crying in the night.
Verdict: If the stories of the children’s deaths are true, this location is sadder than it is scary. Still, there’s nothing scarier than creepy kids.