The Grand Theatre has a long history that goes back many decades.
Once the auditorium of the old South High School, the Grand Theatre could be considered a prime location for ghost stories. But people who believe in the supernatural will be disappointed to learn there is really no evidence to support the idea that the theatre is haunted.
“One designer, one time, said that they saw something,” says Seth Miller, the artistic and executive director at the Grand Theatre. Miller, who has worked at the Grand since 2007, went on to say that he has been in the theatre late at night many times and never had any indication of a haunting.
Miller did give an explanation for why some people might think the theatre is haunted. He says there are two vents in the ceiling of the theatre that can give off an eerie sound when a heavy wind comes through. The vents never stay completely closed, and someone who was unaware of these vents may be able to convince themselves that something spooky is happening.
While there is no evidence of a ghost in the Grand Theatre, that doesn’t necessarily apply to other theatres in Utah.
The Egyptian Theatre in Park City is said to be haunted by a ghost named Edwina. Miller himself believes the site is certainly haunted. Edwina has been seen and heard by many and is part of the Egyptian’s essence.
A lot of theatres throughout the world have ghost stories, which adds mystery and appeal. But while the belief in ghosts may be up for debate, those who work at the Grand Theatre insist that there is nothing supernatural about it.