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"20th Century Ghost" is a short story written by Joe Hill. It was first published in the final issue of The High Plains Literary Review in 2002, and later included in Hill's own 2005 collection 20th Century Ghosts. The story was eventually released by HarperCollins e-books on 3 February 2009.

Summary

The spirit of a young girl talks to various moviegoers at the Rosebud Theatre. She has been posthumously frequenting the cinema after she died during a screening of The Wizard of Oz. The story also focuses on Alec Sheldon, the theatre owner, and how he comes to terms with his nearing mortality and how the Rosebud will fare after his retirement.

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