Embassy Theatre (Fort Wayne)

The Embassy Theatre (formerly the Emboyd Theatre) is a 2,471-seat[2] performing arts theater in Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA. It was built in 1928 as a movie palace and today it is the home of the Fort Wayne Philharmonic Orchestra.

Embassy Theatre
Emboyd Theatre
Address125 West Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana
United States
OwnerEmbassy Theatre Foundation
OperatorEmbassy Theatre Foundation
Typemovie palace and vaudeville house
Capacity2,471
Screens1
Current uselive event venue
OpenedMay 14, 1928 (1928-05-14)
Website
www.fwembassytheatre.org
Embassy Theater and Indiana Hotel
Coordinates41°4′32″N 85°8′24″W
Built1926
ArchitectJohn Eberson
NRHP reference #75000041[1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 5, 1975

History

The theatre has been known by its current name since 1952. Attached to the Embassy Theatre to the west is the seven-story Indiana Hotel. The theatre features a 1,100-pipe Page theater organ, which was restored between 1976 and 1996. The Embassy was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 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, symphonies, family shows, and other events. 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 also restored at this time. A new marquee was added to the front façade in 2005 as well as curbside improvements.

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