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Embassy Theatre offers events on Fright Night

Statement issued by The Embassy Theatre:

(Fort Wayne, Ind.) – The Embassy Theatre offers a series of Halloween-inspired events in conjunction with Fright Night Downtown on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Embassy Tunnel Tours - 4:30-6:30 & 7:30-10 p.m.

Tunnel Tours feature Fort Wayne Shadow Chasers taking patrons on a tour of the belly of the Embassy filled with haunted tales about the resident ghost and other frightful historic legends. Tours run every 15 minutes.

Tours tickets are $4 per person and are available at the Embassy box office and Ticketmaster.

The Cat and the Canary featuring Dennis James on the Grande Page Pipe Organ - 7-9 p.m.

The feature silent film presentation opens with a magic show by Terry Michael Owens and continues with the 1927 film, The Cat and the Canary, starring Laura LaPlante. The film opens to a room of rivals at a spooky old mansion on the 20th anniversary of their eccentric benefactor’s death. As the lawyer reads the will, they all squirm to hear the legacy hinges upon three sealed letters, each to be opened at a strategic point in the evening. According to the will, all heirs must spend the night in the mansion. But, when the lawyer is murdered, LaPlante is the main suspect.

For more than 37 years, Dennis James has played a pivotal role in the international revival of silent films with live music. James began his career as a professional film accompanist at Indiana University while a music student in the late 1960s. He now tours with his own Silent Film Concerts production company to professionally perform to silent films with solo organ, piano and chamber ensemble accompaniments in addition to presentations with major symphony orchestras throughout the U.S. and Canada. James was named Hollywood’s International Ambassador of the Silent Film, bringing silent film programming around the world, most recently with sellout appearances at the Sydney Opera House in Australia and at the dedication of new Esplanade Concert Hall in Singapore.

Tickets are $7 for adults and $4 for students 12 and under. Tickets available at the Embassy box office and Ticketmaster.

Indiana Paranormal Inquisitor’s Hunt for the Embassy Ghosts - 11 p.m.-4 a.m.

A new offering for ghost hunt enthusiasts this year is a rare opportunity to spend the night at the Embassy with the Indiana Paranormal Inquisitor’s Hunt for the Embassy Ghosts.

Tickets: $60, includes Ghost Hunt and T-shirt. On sale now through the Paranormal Inquisitor by calling Tina Lano, or by calling 260.452.5142

Indiana Hotel Lobby Activities - 6-11 p.m.

The Indiana Hotel Lobby offers a place to warm up and listen to spooky stories by ARCH and T.A.G. Art. From 6-8 p.m. ARCH Haunted Bus Tours and Fright Site Hikes depart from the Indiana Hotel Lobby. ARCH tour tickets are on sale now through ARCH. Call 260-426-5117 for more information.

This programming is 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. Additional support comes from The Louis A. and Anne B. Schneider Foundation.

Media sponsors: are 97.3 WMEE and Indiana’s NewsCenter.

About the Embassy Theatre

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

About Fright Night Downtown

Only the brave will want to weather the chilling and electrifying streets of Downtown Fort Wayne on Oct. 22 for Fright Night Downtown. The young and old will be awed, scared and thrilled at the haunting events only to be found in downtown Fort Wayne. Visit for more information.

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