Embassy Theatre

125 W. Jefferson Boulevard,
Fort Wayne, IN 46802

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The largest of Fort Wayne’s movie palaces, the Emboyd Theatre, opened on May 14, 1928 with a seating capacity of 2,970. It was renamed the Embassy Theatre in 1952. After twenty more years of struggling, the theater could no longer operate on movies alone and closed.

In 1972, the Embassy Theatre Foundation purchased the theater to save it from demolition and conversion into a parking lot. The theater was finally renovated in the early 1990’s for stage shows and returned to its original shine. It reopened in 1996 as a performing arts center and venue for Broadway shows.

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Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on August 27, 2007 at 6:40 pm

This 1932 ad lists five RKO theatres in Fort Wayne— the Emboyd, Paramount, Jefferson, Palace, and Strand: www.i8.photobucket.com/albums/a18/Warrengwhiz/rkousa.jpg

Warren G. Harris
Warren G. Harris on October 25, 2007 at 2:49 pm

Ordering information for organist Mark Herman’s Embassy Theatre CD, “Premiere,” can be found here: www.MarkHermanProductions.com.

Jack Dold
Jack Dold on August 9, 2009 at 4:24 am

A wonderful history of the Embassy has been published and can be ordered online at the Embassy Foundation website: http://www.fwembassytheatre.org/home.htm
This is a comprehensive history of the Embassy. You will not be disappointed!

sculpturesearch
sculpturesearch on October 8, 2009 at 12:05 am

My great-grandfather, Paul F. Nachtigall, was the sculptor who created and carved the molds for the bas-relief plasterwork in the Emboyd (Embassy Theatre) and the Paramount Theater in Fort Wayne. I am looking for additional information about him or pictures of the construction…

sculpturesearch
sculpturesearch on October 8, 2009 at 12:18 am

Patsy – If you’re still looking for information about the Paramount: I have an old article that says the Fort Wayne News Sentinel published a special section about the Paramount when it opened on October 3, 1930. If they maintain an archive, you may be able to find the article which should have plenty of information about the Paramount. Good luck!

GeorgeStrum
GeorgeStrum on April 20, 2010 at 8:01 pm

THS will be visiting here on Friday June 25th 2010.

Mike Rogers
Mike Rogers on March 23, 2011 at 1:11 am

Great looking marquee,thanks for all the pics.

DonLewis
DonLewis on May 16, 2012 at 7:08 pm

From 2012 a photo of the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne.

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 9, 2012 at 3:34 pm

Renovations described in this 1952 trade report: boxoffice

Tinseltoes
Tinseltoes on July 1, 2013 at 8:24 pm

Receives $2 million gift for renovations: newssentinel

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