Salem is the capital of the state of Oregon and located in Marion County. It was founded in 1842 and shortly thereafter became the capital of the Oregon Territory in 1851. It was finally incorporated in 1857. Today, it has a population about about 140,000 residents.
The Elsinore Theater:
The Elsinore was built in 1925. It began showing movies in 1929, which continued until 1951. In 1954, the Elsinore Theater was sold to the Foreman Brothers and sat abandoned. In 1962, the stained glass windows were boarded up. By 1980, plans were being made to demolish the Elsinore Theater but a group of citizens came forward and saved the building. Renovations began in 2002. They were complete by 2004. The theater is now back in service and open for tours and performances.
Ghost and Spirits Haunting the Elsinore Theater:
The ghost of a young boy is said to manifest in the men’s restroom and the ghost of a young woman has been observed in the balcony area at the Elsinore Theater.
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