Mishler Theater

1208 12th Ave #206, Altoona, PA 16601

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Since 1906, the Mishler Theater in Altoona has hosted countless shows and performances and has become a landmark of the community. It must have been very difficult for its original owner, Isaac Mishler, to sell the theater in 1923 and watch it be converted into a movie house. The building was once again renovated in the 1960s and continues to operate. Most patrons may not realize its reputation as a haunted house. Ever attached to the Theater, the spirit of Mr. Mishler has been seen by performers, watching the show or strolling backstage. He loved his theater so much that he could never really leave it! Ghosts of former caretakers and a woman who tragically died in the theater have also been reported.

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