Quimby Theater

1810 Bluffton Road,
Fort Wayne, IN 46809

Unfavorite 1 person favorited this theater

Showing 8 comments

koosmal
koosmal on March 17, 2013 at 2:29 am

I thought this theater was finished, but, according to articles from the Journal-Gazette and News Sentinal, posted on FortWayne.com, the city has awarded new owner Even Keel Productions $40,000 for facade improvement. In June 2013, Even Keel owner, Rick Kinney purchased the property for $500, after it had been plagued by unpaid taxes, lawsuits, and unrealized dreams. Keel posted that he is “committed to renovating the Clyde Theater and adjacent commercial spaces to fill the need for multi-functional performing arts facility… The architectural firm of MSKTD is managing the renovations. More information on fortwayne.com.

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 26, 2011 at 12:45 am

Here is the Clyde Theatre with its vertical sign intact. Thumbnails below the photo include a shot of the theater’s auditorium.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on February 8, 2011 at 10:41 am

An article about the empty former Quimby Theater casting a pall over redevelopment efforts in the surrounding shopping center; the article includes some pictures: View link.

tshimp1
tshimp1 on January 19, 2010 at 2:15 pm

Do you know if the seats are still in the theater?

koosmal
koosmal on October 24, 2009 at 12:07 am

No work has been done for over a year now. Have not heard of any plans either. Correction to my previous post, the large screen that was in front of the stage was for CinemaScope, not Cinerama.

koosmal
koosmal on January 2, 2009 at 7:52 pm

Work was started to convert the theater into a nightclub. However, nothing has been done for several months. It has been ‘untwinned’, restoring the large auditorium to it’s original size. The stage is now exposed. Most people do not know it was built with a stage that was covered by the large cinerama screen, shortly after opening, that was not moveable. Hopefully, someone will resume working on this facility and once again open it to the public.

focus
focus on December 16, 2004 at 12:52 pm

The Clyde, now the Quimby was purchased by a local busineesman, in the summer of 2004. He intends to renovate the theater back to a singal auditorium, and make the theater into a hispanic community center, that will hold weekend dance and community events. As of the date of this posting, he has not started this project.

Checking with the city permit department, he has obtained the required permits in July of 2004. The permits are good for a year.