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Embassy Theatre Celebrates National Popcorn Day Friday

The Embassy Theatre is marking National Popcorn Day with a special offer. On Friday, Jan. 19, staff will provide guests a free popcorn for visiting the STAR Bank box office between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

“Celebrating National Popcorn Day is a natural for the Embassy. Combined with the kick-off of the Embassy’s 90 Years of Film series, our goal is to give the community a taste of our plans for the 90th anniversary celebrations. The smell of fresh theater popcorn is one of those intangibles that make events at the Embassy experiential and memorable,” said Kelly Updike, president and CEO of the Embassy Theatre.

On Friday, the 90 Years of Film series launches with screenings of “Back to the Future” (Jan. 19), “The Wizard of Oz” (Jan. 20) and a sing-along version of “Grease” (Jan. 20). The curated series highlights a blockbuster movie from every decade in the Embassy’s lifetime. Presented by Sweetwater and Chuck and Lisa Surack, additional sponsorship support is provided by Ambassador Enterprises, Markey’s and Fort Wayne Cinema Center.

Each movie will include a pre-show musical performance on the Grande Page theater pipe organ. Tickets are $10 (single tickets) with movie flex pass options available, and available for purchase at the STAR Bank box office at the Embassy, and 800.745.3000

The emphasis on audience participation continues May 19, 2018, when the Embassy recreates the theater’s 1928 grand opening. The 90th Anniversary Community Celebration, sponsored by MutualBank, will be a throwback to the 1920s, showcasing vaudeville-style entertainment, musical performances and a black-and-white movie screening. Acclaimed organist Mark Herman, a Fort Wayne native, headlines the festivities.

Built in 1928, the Embassy Theatre is Indiana’s largest self-sustaining historic theater. Originally known as the Emboyd, with the adjoining seven-story Indiana hotel, the majestic movie palace and vaudeville theater introduced Indiana to the biggest stars of stage and screen.

Today, the Embassy is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Combining the beauty and elegance of a bygone era with the excitement of today’s performers, the Embassy is the showplace of Northern Indiana.