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Embassy Theatre: Silent movie adventure for children

Statement issued by the Embassy Theatre:

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Area families are invited to participate in the Embassy’s first-ever summer program for children entering grades 1-5 on Wednesday, June 22, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Tickets are $5 each. Please call the Embassy box office for reservations Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Space is limited and reservations are first come first serve.

Embassy Summer Trips activities include:

  • See vintage silent movies with live accompaniment by the Grande Page Pipe Organ
  • Watch the stage crew remove the movie screen and put the organ into storage
  • Enjoy free popcorn
  • Follow an experienced guide on a tour of the theater
  • Participate in up to nine creative projects including:
  • Creating a paper mosaic in the style of the Italian mosaic floor
  • Making a rubbing of textured Italian tiles in the Indiana Hotel Lobby
  • Learning to draw one of the unique architectural features of the theater
  • Using your own camera, learn to photograph ornate architectural features

Summer Trips Timeline:

9:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Preparing for the movie

Stagecraft explained by Leslie Carmin, Embassy programming director

Brief history of the Embassy Theatre

Introduction of silent films

Viewing of two short silent films with organ accompaniment by Cletus Goens

Take down organ and screen

10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Backstage tours

Optional creative activities

Built in 1928, the historic Embassy Theatre features national productions from the Broadway stage, concerts of all musical formats, cinema, educational programming and a continued commitment to young people. For more information, visit

This program is made possible by an Historic Preservation Education Grant from Indiana Landmarks, The Indiana Humanities Council and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is also provided with support from Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.

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