I took in a rad Christmas performance at the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN. This historic theatre opened its doors back in 1928 with Emboyd on the marquee. Like many a great theater it fell into disrepair and has one of those saved-from-utter-destruction-with-out-a-moment-to-spare stories. In the days of Vaudeville this Hoosier diamond hosted the likes of Perry Como, Lawrence Welk, Louis Armstrong, Tony Bennett, Chico Marx, Doris Day, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Donald O’Connor, Marilyn Maxwell, Red Skelton, Victor Borge, and Artie Shaw. Another great piece of trivia for the history buff is that Bob Hope’s first emcee job was at this very theatre. Pretty chill!
Get the unabridged history at http://www.fwembassytheatre.org/aboutus.htm
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