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Embassy Theatre, Fort Wayne

Threatened by parking lot conversion in 1972, the Embassy was saved by the Embassy Theatre Foundation. It remained idle for many years before reopening, restored, in 1996. This John Eberson-designed gem – while not one of his Atmospherics A.M. Strauss-designed gem now anchors downtown Fort Wayne.

THS Conclave attendees have a lot of different interests. We have architecture buffs, performing arts center operators, theatre chain owners, single screen owners, others in the industry, and theatre organ players and fans. That last group got a special treat today with the first organ performance of this Conclave.
Our group heard two wonderful performances on the 4/16 Page theatre organ today at the EMBASSY THEATRE in Fort Wayne, Ind. Opened on May 14, 1928, the EMBASSY was saved by organ enthusiasts — the “Embassadors” — and still entertains today with 2,450 seats.
-Andy Pierce

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