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Study Trips
Behind the Screen

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June 22, 9:30 a.m. -1:30 p.m.

appropriate for school-aged participants

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Behind the Screen activities include:

  • See two vintage silent movies, A Trip to the Moon and Backstage with live accompaniment by the Grande Page pipe organ.
  • Watch the stage crew remove the movie screen and put the organ into storage.
  • Enjoy free popcorn.
  • Follow an experienced guide on a tour of the historic theater.
  • Participate in creative projects such as:
    • Doing a scavenger hunt
    • Playing Embassy Jeopardy
    • Creating a paper mosaic in the style of the Italian mosaic lobby floor
    • Making a rubbing of textured Italian tiles in the Indiana Hotel Lobby
    • Learning to draw one of the architectural features of the theater

Behind the Screen timeline:

9:30 – 11 a.m.

  • Viewing of two short silent comedies listed above
  • Grande Page pipe organ accompaniment by house organist Cletus Goens
  • Brief history and tour of the Embassy Theatre
  • Stay and watch stagehands take down organ and screen

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

  • Backstage group tours
  • 16 creative activity stations

This program is made possible in part with support from Arts United of Greater Fort Wayne, the Indiana Arts Commission, a state agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.









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