News release from the Embassy Theatre:
Buddy Nolan Tribute concert and Black & White films on sale
(February 28, 2016) – The Embassy Theatre will pay homage to its Grande Page pipe organ with several events in June, sponsored by Hylant.
The annual Buddy Nolan tribute concert will be June 5 at 7 p.m. Buddy Nolan played many concerts at the Embassy and was instrumental in helping to save the Embassy from demolition. This year, nationally-known organist, Nathan Avakian will be at the console with a show that will satisfy contemporary music lovers and give tribute to the historical legacy of the theater organ. Tickets for this concert are $8 adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
The Embassy’s Black & White film series for 2016 will feature the 1928 version of Steamboat Bill Jr., starting Buster Keaton and featuring Embassy house organist Cletus Goens on the Grande Page on June 13th. On June 20, the love story Sunrise from 1927 will be on the big screen with Clark Wilson returning to the Embassy to play the Grande Page. The Embassy’s final selection for the season is the Cecil B. De Mille classic The Ten Commandments from 1923 on June 27th. This movie will feature former Fort Wayne native Mark Herman on the Grande Page. Herman got his start playing at the Embassy and now plays more than 30 concerts a year around the world. Tickets for the Black & White movies are $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.
For summer family fun the Embassy offers Behind the Screen on June 22, 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m., an event featuring two Black & White movies, A Trip to the Moon and Backstage. After the films, kids get a peek “behind the screen” when stage hands disassemble and store the giant movie screen. The day continues with more than 16 different hands-on activities throughout the Embassy. Behind the Screen is presented by Hylant and PNC Bank. Tickets are $6 for this event which is perfect for day camps, groups and summer camps.
Tickets for all of these performances go on sale this Friday, Feb. 26, through, charge-by-phone 800.745.3000 and at the Embassy box office.
Additional support for these programs are provided by Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commissions, a state agency and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.
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.