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Start Date: 10/25/2005
End Date: 10/25/2005
Event Times: 12:15-1:00pm

Contact Info

E-mail: museum@

Phone: 608-264-6555
Fax: 608-264-6575

Magic at the Movies: The Forgotten 'Spook' Shows of the '30s-'50s

Join nationally recognized Milwaukee magician & illusionist David Seebach to learn about a forgotten chapter of entertainment history. Beginning in the 1930s magicians went on the road with 'ghost shows' that played at midnight at movie theaters, often in conjunction with a grade B (or lower) horror picture. Mr. Seebach will describe a typical presentation & reveal a few backstage secrets used to thrill the crowds when the lights went out. And, he'll tell how he has re-created this attraction, more elaborate than any of its predecessors, for the last fifteen years at a reportedly haunted theater in Milwaukee.

Add'l Contact Info: (608) 264-6555

Ticket Info: Suggested donation of $2.00

Location Description: Four floors of changing exhibit galleries, permanent exhibits and the museum store — located on Madison's Capitol Square

Venue: Wisconsin Historical Museum

Address: 30 N Carroll St

City: Madison

Accessibility Info: The site is fully accessible to visitors requiring a wheelchair for mobility.

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