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 Hi thought i would drop a line about last year when i stood in for the regualar cleaner for 3 weeks at scala cinema. i was pretty nrevous about being in there on my own so took a radio in with me for company.when i went in to the gents toilets i felt like a really cold blast of air went right thru me, i just felt very uneasy got my work done in there and got out. on the last day my freind came in with me to help and i took a camera in with me. when our work was done i took a photo of her sitting on the front row when i had the photos developed on the seat near her is a good size orb . i spoke to an elderly couple who had worked at the cinema when it was the old gas lighting and both talked of having strange things happen. i really do think it would be worth looking in to, it,s such a lovely old building with loads of character, will i be going back to clean? no way you just felt you were not alone very strange.



That's interesting about the cinema. I love those old buildings. The Market Hotel at Heanor has some weird goings on. I worked there for a short time some years ago now. When in the bar area on my own I saw a black shadowy shape passing from one side of the bar and straight through to where the toilets were. The cellar was particularly a creepy place and several unexplainable things went off down there, gas bottles being turned the wrong way and that sort of thing. I also heard someone calling my name - this happened several times and was a woman's voice. It's all boarded up now, but would have been a good place to have done a vigil.



 Many a saturday morning i used to help my mother and grandmother cleaning the scala to earn pocket money. Most times the things that went on voices and noises one morning a ghost made himself known and spoken. We use to get there about 6.0 am my grandmother was the key holder she locked the doors when we went in so nobody could enter the building. We set cleaning the cinema my gran cleaned the upstairs my mother downstairs i used to empty the ash trays.

We was well cleaning the cinema a mans voice said good morning we replied to him with good morning and looked up a policeman stood behind the barrier my mother was chatting away to him my gran asked who she was talking to she replied a policeman.

My gran came rushing down stairs in that time the policeman turned walked away my gran did not see any one leaving the stalls and then she tried the doors yes they was still locked. Many people would say its imagination running wild with you but for three people to hear and two to see and no one to enter or to leave the cinema.


Jonathan Thorpe

During our investigation last year we all heard the internal door of one of the toilets slam shut when no-one was in there. There was only a handful of us in the building at the time and everyone was accounted for.

Jonathan Thorpe

Up on the balcony was also very active. Had lots of intelligent responses up there. The right side as you enter the screen seems to have most activity... The left side has a lot of shadow movement and shuffling going on, but the right side has more physical activity such as prodding, poking, things brushing past...

Susan Povey

I've felt a presence sit next to me twice while in the Scala watching a movie. I'd love to investigate in there.

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