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Embassy Theatre
Emboyd Theatre
Historic Embassy Theatre and Indiana Hotel.jpg
Address 125 West Jefferson Blvd
Fort Wayne, Indiana
United States
Owner Embassy Theatre Foundation
Operator Embassy Theatre Foundation
Type movie palace and vaudeville house
Capacity 2,471
Screens 1
Current use live event venue
Opened May 14, 1928 (1928-05-14)

The Embassy Theatre (formerly the Emboyd Theatre) is a 2,471-seat 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.

History

The Emboyd Theatre and Hotel Indiana, Fort Wayne, Indiana (65037)
A postcard depicting the Emboyd and Indiana Hotel, circa 1930–1945.

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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