Embassy Theatre (Fort Wayne)


Embassy Theatre (Fort Wayne)

Infobox_nrhp | name =Embassy Theater and Indiana Hotel
nrhp_type =


caption =
location= Fort Wayne, Indiana
lat_degrees = 41
lat_minutes = 4
lat_seconds = 32
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 85
long_minutes = 8
long_seconds = 24
long_direction = W
locmapin = Indiana
area =
built =1926
architect= Eberson, John
architecture= No Style Listed
added = September 05, 1975
governing_body = Private
refnum=75000041cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-04-15|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]

The Embassy Theatre (formerly the Emboyd Theatre) is a 2,477-seat performing arts theater in Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was built in 1928 as a movie palace and today it is the home of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.

It has been known by its current name since 1952. Attached to the Embassy Theatre is the seven-story Indiana Hotel. The theater features the 1,100-pipe Page theater organ, which was restored between 1976 and 1996. The theater has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places since 1975, the year the theater was reopened as a performing arts center. Since its reopening, the theatre has primarily been used for concerts, Broadway shows, symphony concerts, family shows and other special events, most notably the "Festival of Trees" which has taken place since 1985. The stage, which contains a red sequined velour main curtain, was expanded in 1995 to its current size of 44'7" by 54 feet. The Indiana Hotel lobby and mezzanine were restored at the same time. A new marquee was added in 2005. 2006 saw the renovation and expansion of the ladies' lower-level lounge and the upgrading of all other restrooms.

References

External links

* [http://www.fwembassytheatre.org/ Official site

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