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Embassy’s Annual Grande Page Pipe Organ Programs Start Thursday

Organist Dave Wickerham will kick off a month of organ music and silent films at the historic Embassy Theatre. The theater’s Grande Page pipe organ will take center stage Thursdays during the month of June, sponsored by PBS 39.

Wickerham, a Wisconsin-based organist, is the headliner for the annual Buddy Nolan tribute concert June 8 at 7 p.m. He will perform Hollywood movie theme songs. The annual organ concert is a tribute to Buddy Nolan. Nolan played many concerts at the Embassy and was instrumental in helping to save the Embassy from demolition. Tickets for this concert are $8 adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

The Embassy’s Black & White film series for 2017 will feature three movies, each accompanied by an organist. This year’s films are:

June 15, 7 p.m. – “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” with organist Jelani Eddington.

June 22, 7 p.m. – “The Cameraman,” with organist Clark Wilson.

June 29, 7 p.m. – “King of Kings,” with organist Scott Foppiano.

Tickets for the Black & White movies are $8 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under.

The Embassy also offers the family-oriented Behind the Screen on June 21, 9:30 a.m.–1 p.m. The educational event features two black and white movies. After the films, kids get a peek “behind the screen” when stage hands disassemble and store the giant movie screen. The day continues with 13 different hands-on activities throughout the Embassy. Behind the Screen is presented by PNC Bank. Tickets are $6 for this event which is perfect for families, day camps, groups and summer camps.

Tickets for all of these performances are on sale at, charge-by-phone 800.745.3000 and at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy box.

Additional support for these programs are provided by the Indiana Arts Commission, 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


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