The Victoria Theatre

THE VICTORIA THEATRE
THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST

The story of the Victoria Theatre.

The Victoria Theatre is located at 138 North Main Street in Dayton, Ohio.

This beautiful theatre has been restored to its glory with all the beauty it once had. It has a balcony, orchestra, and state seating with old fashioned box seating on the right and left sides of the stage.

The very first theatre was built in 1866. At that time, it was known as the Turner Opera House. In 1869, fire destroyed the hall, but by 1871, it was reopened.

In 1913, a terrible flood hit Dayton, and the Turner Opera House was badly damaged, but the citizens pulled together and restored the theatre.

In 1918, a fire totally destroyed the entire theatre. There was nothing left, so the theatre had to rebuild from the ground up. It was back in operation with one year and when opened was named the Victory Theatre.

1967 brought dismay as the downtown area was suffering from urban decay along with the theatre. Over the past 48 years, the upkeep was ignored and the end of the theatre was close at hand. However, Mrs. Kettering fought hard to make the Victory Theatre a historic landmark. By the 1970’s she not only saved the theatre but had the city working together to revitalize the downtown area.

Ghosts? Yes, of course.

Lucille was attacked in one of the private boxes. It is said that she haunts the theatre. One man that sat in the private box was slapped so hard that red marks were present on his face.

Others believe an actress by the name of Vicky disappeared without a trace from her dressing room in the 1900’s. Another incident was of a man that committed suicide while in the theatre.

Many have seen the face of a man peering out from the curtains, smelled rose perfume, and have heard the rustle of a petticoat crossing the stage.


The Victoria Theatre

The Victoria Theatre

The Victoria Theatre

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