Statement as issued Friday 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. 20. Fright Night events at the Embassy area presented by OmniSource
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 10 minutes.
Tour tickets are $5 per person and are available at the Embassy box office and Ticketmaster.
The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari featuring Dennis James on the Grande Page Pipe Organ
The feature silent film presentation is the 1919 film, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, and is one of the greatest horror movies of the silent film era and is cited as the first film to introduce a twist ending. The setting is an insane asylum and the cabinet refers to a coffin-like storage locker in which Dr. Caligari keeps his sleepwalking patient, Cesare. Dr. Caligari entrances Cesare into committing a series murders. Death, murder and mayhem are combined with the sounds of the horror dripping from the Embassy walls when accompanied by Dennis James on the Grande Page Theatre Pipe Organ.
For more than 38 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 $8 for adults and $5 for students 12 and under. Tickets available at the Embassy box office and Ticketmaster.
Indiana Paranormal Inquisitor's Hunt for the Embassy Ghost
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 Jackie Hicks, firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 260.760.3644.
Indiana Hotel Lobby Activities
The Indiana Hotel Lobby offers a place to warm up and listen to spooky stories by T.A.G. Art from 6-8 p.m. ARCH;s Murder! Mystery! Mayhem! walking tours 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.
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 www.fwembassytheatre.org.
About Fright Night Downtown
Only the brave will want to weather the chilling and electrifying streets of Downtown Fort Wayne on Oct. 20 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 www.frightnightdowntown.com for more information.