Exit Dying

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Exit Dying
Directed byBob Jacobs
Produced byBob Jacobs
Written byBob Jacobs
StarringHenry Darrow
Edited byBob Jacobs
Release date
  • October 31, 1976 (1976-10-31) (Oshkosh, Wisconsin)
Running time
100 minutes
CountryUnited States

Exit Dying (also referred to at Exit, Dying) is a 1976 made for TV film that was written, directed, produced, and edited by University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh professor Bob Jacobs.[2][3] The film starred Henry Darrow and centered upon a man caught up in supernatural happenings at an opera house. Exit Dying was filmed in Oshkosh, Wisconsin at the Grand Opera House.[4]

The film premiered on October 31, 1976 at the Oshkosh Grand Opera House and received a positive review from the Daily Northwestern.[5]


When a renovator (Henry Darrow) decides to purchase an old theater with the intent to fix it up and sell it for a profit, he's unaware that the place is a safe haven for the supernatural. As he spends more and more time there, it becomes more apparent that his attentions to the location are very unwelcome.


Author Ray Bradbury was consulted for the film and Jacobs used the film as a project for his students.[6] The students raised $15,000 towards the funding of the film.[7] Filming took place during mid 1976 and Jacobs and his students shot primarily between midnight and 8 am.[7][8] After filming Jacobs claimed that he saw the ghost of Percy Keene, a former manager for the Oshkosh Grand Opera House.[4]


  1. ^ Mugford, Eldred George (1980). The film producer and his craft. Central Michigan University. p. 143.
  2. ^ Miner, John (7 August 1976). "Movie may begin student s career". Post-Crescent. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  3. ^ "Hollywood Returns with Exit Dying". Oshkosh Advance Titan. September 16, 1976. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  4. ^ a b Odgen, Tom (2009). Haunted Theaters. Globe Pequot Press. pp. 88–93. ISBN 0762749490.
  5. ^ Menasha, Neenah (1 November 1976). "Premiere of 'Exit Dying'". Daily Northwestern. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  6. ^ "UW-Oshkosh Leads Way in Movie Making". The Milwaukee Sentinel. May 26, 1978. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  7. ^ a b Owen, Sarah (Apr 8, 2008). "Oshkosh weaving another tie to Tinseltown with 'Public Enemies,' studio chief started here". The Northwestern. Retrieved 6 February 2014.
  8. ^ Menasha, Neenah. "Actor Darrow due to arrive Friday". Northwestern. Retrieved 6 February 2014.

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