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The Embassy Line-up

1929
May 14, 1928 – Opening night at the Emboyd. Tickets cost: 60 cents.
Bob Hope
1929
Bob Hope had his first emcee job at the Emboyd.
Bob Hope
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Laurel & Hardy play the Emboyd.
1940
Doris Day performed at the Emboyd.
1942
Perry Como performed at the Emboyd.
1943
Cab Calloway and his Cotton Club Orchestra played the Emboyd.
1929
Artie Shaw and his orchestra performed on the Emboyd stage.
Bob Hope
1929
NBC's Dr. Valentine, popular national radio question and answer show, broadcast from Emboyd.
Bob Hope
1952
Theatre leased to Alliance Amusement Company and the name changed to the Embassy Theatre.
1960
Buddy Nolan returned to Fort Wayne to help recondition the Page Organ and start the popular series of "Organ Concerts at Midnight".
Bob Hope
1966
A large number of organ fans rent a train to travel from Detroit to the Embassy to attend one of Buddy Nolan's organ concerts.
Bob Hope
1971
A group of Indianapolis businessmen proposed converting the Indiana Hotel into a senior citizen residence demolishing the Embassy Theatre to provide parking for 65 cars.
Bob Hope
1929
Embassy Theatre Foundation formed by a small group of theatre organ devotees headed by Robert Goldstine.
Bob Hope
1929
Save the Embassy campaign raised the $250.000 necessary to purchase the building two days before demolition. Beginning of a nine week story about saving the Embassy appeared in the nationally syndicated comic strip "Gasoline Alley".
Bob Hope
1976
Count Basie plays the Embassy Theatre.
1978
Jose Feliciano plays the Embassy.
1929
Red Skelton gave two one-man shows from the Embassy stage.
Bob Hope
1982
Itzhak Perlman, world renowned violist, played a sold out performance.
1987
The Lettermen gave one of their many Fort Wayne shows.
1988
Robert Goulet played leading role in "South Pacific".
1993
Doc Severinson plays the Embassy.
2003
Dedication of the Walk of Recognition and installation of the Embassy Marquee and Vertical Blade Sign.
2003
Bill Cosby LIVE is sold out!
2004
George Carlin plays the Embassy.

 

 

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