Fort Wayne’s Embassy Theatre holds 90th anniversary Community Celebration this Saturday

The Embassy Theatre marks the 90th anniversary of its opening in 1928 with a Community Celebration this Saturday at the theater. ( file photo)

The Embassy Theatre opened May 14, 1928, and it will celebrate its 90th anniversary with a Community Celebration at 7 p.m. Saturday at the theater, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.

Tickets are $9 and are available at the Embassy box office, and 1-800-745-3000.

Fort Wayne native Mark Herman will be the featured organist Saturday on the Grande Page theater pipe organ, an event news release said. Emcees Brad Beauchamp and Larry Bower will introduce the Farmland Jazz Band, Fort Wayne Children’s Choir, Fort Wayne Dance Collective and the Buster Keaton black-and-white film classic, “Haunted House.”

People attending also will get to see the theater’s restored Brenograph slide projector in action during an audience sing-along, the news release said. The Embassy Theatre’s glass slides are the largest known intact collection of movie house Brenograph memorabilia.

The Embassy’s 90th-anniversary celebration will continue through 2018, including the “90 Years of Film” series presenting major movies from each decade in the theater’s history, the news release said. In June, the Embassy also will unveil the John A. Mann Heritage Center, which will display memorabilia from the theater’s archives.

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