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Cinema 1
Visalia, Ca 93292
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In the lobby there have been 3 different kids seen roaming around and following many of the visitors. When you shine your flashlight on them the light does not go through them. But yet they are still transparent. There have been unusual screaming and banging from inside the old theater. Many eyewitnesses have seen reenactments of an 11 yr old boy being thrown off the roof by a shadow like figure. There have been accounts of over 300 spirits inhabiting this theater. Some of the stories about this place date back into the 1800s.



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               Like      Dislike        Comment# 5134     9/10/2007 8:13:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
davlck


Last Seen: 1/16/2008 8:06:57 PM  
Not really accurate, the cinema 1-2-3 in Visalia has only been around since the late 1960`s or 1970`s, and even that is being generous. The closest theater that could fit this time frame would be the fox theater, which was built feb.27 1930. There is one more theater that is located farther east of the fox, it appears older, but I could be wrong. Back to Cinema 1-2-3, I have been there, the wierdest thing I saw was a light go out as me and some friends approached the building, nothing really scary or wierd beyond that.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 7329     11/27/2007 1:03:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
it is true that the theater has only been around about 50 years. and i do believe in the paranormal but some of those things can be debunked. my brother recently asked if he and a few of his coworkers (i flat out refused cause i cant even pass by that buliding without freaking out imagine what i would do if i go in it)but was informed that the building was unsafe (could explain the banging... things falling over, or the buliding caving in slightly). but as for the stories.. visalia wasn`t even around until the early 1850`s who knows what was orginally on that land tht the building was built on?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 15556     7/17/2008 12:25:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
ive been inside cant say who let me but.... no ghost just a bad smell and lots of mold... the only scarey thing was how run down it was it looks like something that belongs in a scarey movie .. so as far as ghost no luck with my night but then again we were in a hurry.....so with that the building is pretty freaky its self dont really need ghost.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 18437     9/10/2008 1:42:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
I been there and its all true.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 20405     10/9/2008 1:46:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Going tonight will let you know
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 21899     10/25/2008 9:30:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
been thier its pretty real, saw stuff running around. then it got really hot, then normal temp when i walked away, it was weird
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 25649     1/10/2009 5:39:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
my friends and i looked through the lobby window, and nothing happened for about five minutes, then something started banging and shaking the windows as we stepped away and it stopped. then, we hung out around there for about 2 hours and my friend said "nothing is happeneing" and right as she finished lights flickered on and off inside, but theres no electricity. also, as soon as you walk towards it, you get a VERY uneasy feelings, and it sounds like something is walking towards you from a distance. and, we saw a shadow on the roof staring at us. another time, my friend looked through the mail slot and she saw eyes....and she started crying and ran away. we went back to do it, but it wont work anymore. ALSO, i never told anyone, but i saw shadows moving in and around the lobby entrance, and running very fast. also if you start to stare at it you see things around the theatere happening. I DO NOT RECOMEND MESSING WITH THAT THEATER. you think its fake, and we're lying, but you would be scaared if you knew
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 26785     2/3/2009 8:49:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
hey yall! i was just there today! i definateley got an un easy feeling about the place! i was just reading a comment someone posted on the theater, half of the stuff he/she said happened to me and my sister! we heard the sound of like a reel or somethin it was wierd! and we felt like someone was watching us and heard footsteps! and also after we surrounded the perimeter of the place we heard all the doors that were locked OPEN! ITS FREAKY STUFF MAN!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 32280     5/13/2009 8:21:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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ive gotten a little more info its was built in 1969ish and yeah ive been in there many many times but its just cob webs but it does say carved into the wall "touched by jesus" or something like that i couldnt really read it but yea its pretty scary being in there even in the afternoon its scary
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 32476     5/16/2009 4:28:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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OMG! Visalia Theater 1-2-3 is so freaking scary looking. Me and my other 6 friends visited the place and was covered by wood. I couldn't reallt see anything happenig.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 33618     6/5/2009 8:15:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
jesa


Last Seen: 6/5/2009 8:09:39 PM  

oo wow i been there at night even on holloween and i seen a little boii

mii and mii friendz were messing aroun and we heard sum1 scream and we went too

go check it out and no one was ther

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 38245     8/20/2009 11:18:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
THIS IS SO STUPID ME FRIENDS BEEN THERE OVER AND OVER AGAIN ITS NOT NOTHING CRAZY OR SOME THING I WOULD TALK ABOUT ITS BOREING AND STUPID!:)

I WILL SAY THIS THOUGH THERE IS THIS VERY OLD CEMETERY OFF OF LOVERS LANE AND AND WALL NUT ABOUT 5 MINUTES DOWN THE STREET YOU TURN LEFT ON TO A VERY OLD ROAD WITH A LOT OF TREES ITS HARD TO MISS AND THEN TO YOUR RIGHT THERE IT WILL BE NOW THAT PLACE IS LAGET I AM NOT MESING AROUND IF YOU WANT GO THERE FOR YOUR SELF AND SEE :)
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40224     9/27/2009 12:22:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
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i just came out of there i have video and pics,i wil try and post them on you tube.i wathched a movie there with my dad when i was a kid it looked very diferent.that was one of the scariest moments of my life.there is this room up stairs were the projecters are and in side it was painted black and there is demonic writing on the walls like [getout] [helpme] [daddypleasedont leavemeinhereitsdark] [r.i.p.] 1880 weird stuff anyway hope you can see al the vid and pics i have
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 40284     9/27/2009 7:42:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Cinema 1-2-3 is said to be one of the most haunted places in california. I believe this, because my sister and I were wandering around the theatre next to it, and she dared me to at least go past the parking lot. Since I was that stupid enough to do so, I went towards the shrubs. And yet, I heard giggling in the parking lot. It was probably those 3 little kids that roam around. One of my neighbors actually went towards the windows alone, and saw a dark figure. That was my story of expiriencing the haunting of Cinema123. p.s. Be careful,because they are out there.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 41742     10/16/2009 11:53:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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i was a security guard and we had to check it every week to make sure nobody broke any locks or where having sex out there and yes there is a uneasy feeling but there is nothing in there its just falling apart its a a bunch of crap people let there minds wonder to much
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42456     10/23/2009 10:48:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
lol i guess the security guard missed me and my girlfriend
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 42580     10/24/2009 10:55:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Four of us just went and parked the car in front of the entrance. We heard noises. It sounded like someone was trying to open the door from the inside of the building. Scared us so we drove off as fast as we could!!! Scared the crap out of us. Go check it out for yourself.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 44246     11/9/2009 9:42:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Man, I feel bad for the people who live next door to the theatre. It must be HARD AS HELL TO SLEEP
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 44978     11/24/2009 11:56:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
i have been there and i must say that that place is creapy looking. cant say who let us in but as soon as me and my friend started walking towards the place me and her got a head ake at the same time and we started feeling sick. we didnt see much but we heard some creapy stuff and we took some pictures and some red lights of some sort came out in the picture and it was on my face.... i want to go again...
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45095     11/27/2009 5:16:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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I was walking around the building with my friends on Friday the 13th,February,13,2009.One of the craziest nights of my life.We were hanging out there to see if we see someone inside.Nothing happened.Around 11pm,we were about to leave,when we started hearing something inside the building.We were peering inside,luckily we had flashlights,didnt see anything,we waited another 20 and i was just looking inside while my friends talked when i saw a shadow running across my light.My friends even shouted out but after that we just left,too much terror.The night wasnt over yet,as we were getting in the car,my friend shouted out"THE ROOF,LOOK!!!!".We all looked,the moment i looked,the little figure jumped off the roof by the same figure i saw inside the building.Never gone there ever since.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45214     11/30/2009 4:09:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
semaj60


Last Seen: 1/3/2011 6:30:16 PM  
So, where is this place, lots of people seem to have been there, but where is it at?
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45457     12/7/2009 10:33:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
My daughter and I passed thru there this afternoon, it was being torn down! The front part was gone by the time we saw it. Sad. At least we were able to go inside this time last year. Goodbye Cinema 123!
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 45923     12/23/2009 10:35:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 

LOL ME,CHRIS,AND SOME FRIENDS TOOK THOSE PICS MAN I WONT FORGET THAT DAY WE WERE LIKE HEY MAN WE HAVE SEEN IT NOW LETS TAKE SOME PICS OF IT TO PROVE IT SO ONE DAY WE ALL WENT AND AS WE SAID WE TOOK PICS AND AT FIRST THERE WASNT ANYTHING SO WE ALL WERE DISSAPOINTED BUT WHEN WE GOT HOME AND LOOKED AGAIN AT THE PICTURES THERE WAS A LIL GIRL IN THE PIC AND LATER ON I LOOKED THROUGH MY PICS AND ZOOMED IN AND FOUND A WOMAN STANDING CLOSE TO THE EXIT

 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 46875     1/19/2010 6:25:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
My girlfriend and I drove by a little while ago and yes they were tearing it down. I'm sure it's fully gone by now.


So much for the most haunted area in Visalia.
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 65942     1/24/2011 9:31:00 AM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
There is another haunted building. its called Tagus Ranch. its right off of 99 heading to tulary
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 70030     4/30/2011 6:40:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
AnonymousVisiter


 
Tagus ranch is not haunted....the "tagus ranch massacre" was a film that they shot....buahaha...
 

               Like      Dislike        Comment# 76885     3/8/2012 3:07:00 PM     Edit       Reply    
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Hi folks, I have personally experienced both the children apperitions and the boy being thrown off the building. I would say it was 1997 or 1998 when my friend Sam and boyfriend Justin went to go see a dollar movie there. As we were walking up I saw all of these children in the lobby. Specifically I can recall a little boy with short brown hair wearing a striped sweater hanging on the inside of the front door. I also recall a girl in a peacoat dark brown hair having a bobbed haircut. There were many children and it appeared that the lobby was full. I would say that the kids were all around the ages of 6-8. I remember thinking that there was a school outing or something and I was dreading sitting in a movie with all those children. When we got up to the door and walked inside there was nobody there except the guy behind the snack counter. I exclaimed something like, "Where did all the kids go?" I felt disorriented and confused. I had been looking right at these kids and they appeared to be looking right back at me. (My friends did not see the children either, by the way, and I hadn't said anything before we stepped inside). It was crazy...I felt so silly and the guy behind the counter just stared at me. I just dropped it like I must have been mistaken. The movie went normally and nothing else happened.

Years later my husband, son and I were driving behind Mervyn's. I think it was sometime around 2005 and it was just before dusk. I looked up and saw a man and a boy in a red athletic jacket and I want to say that the boy was also wearing a red hat but I just can't positively recall. I don't remember what the man looked like, just that it was a man with short shaggy hair that fit in with the baseball theme, I felt he was around 35 years old or so. The man picked up the boy by the back of his pants and in the middle of his back by his clothing (the kid was flailing) and then the man threw him off the building. I started panicing and yelling at my husband something like, "Oh my god that guy just threw that kid off of the building!" "Go over there we have to go help him!" "Oh my god, oh my god!" My husband looked at me quite puzzled and said there was no one on the building and asked me what I was talking about. I made him drive over there and sure enough there was no one there. Ok, I know I saw this clear as day. About three years ago I hear about all this reporting of Cinema 1-2-3 being haunted and what do you know it reports children and a boy being thrown off the building!

 

  

   

 






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