Every theatre has its fair share of ghosts stories and no matter where I work (position moves) every worker swears they have a ghost story. Even I do.
So I figured we could share our ghost (or just plain creepy) theatre stories. Here's mine;
I was ushering and talking with my projectionist as we did on a normal day. For simplicity's sake I'll say his name was James.
Anyways, our theatre had three hallways, each with their own stairwell to the projection booth above.
James and I were walking from a clean in the back hallways to a clean in the smallest hallway. When walking to the theatre we passed up the door to the stairwell to the booth.
I walked into the theatre and made my way up to the top of the theatre. As I was walking along the top row I saw James at the bottom of the theatre helping me clean.
I turned to him and was in the middle of the sentence "Hey thanks for helping me..." when my eyes met where he was standing except no one was there. I was in the theatre alone.
One second he was there and the next second he was gone. I was confused but finished the clean.
I just figured he walked in with me, had to get a start, and then walked out and my eyes were playing tricks on me. I walked back into the hallway and he was just coming down from booth.
I asked him if he was in the theatre and he said he wasn't. It was weird.