August 24-25, 2009
Story & Photo Edit by
Boba Binks (TS-3778)
Photos by: "Will" SL2374


You know the movies... and you love his music! Some of the most successful films of all time just wouldn't be the same without the magnificent scores of John Williams. In this exciting concert, the Philharmonic celebrates Williams' most memorable classics-- including the celestial theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind, the ominous fugue from Jaws, the tragic score from Schindler's List, the exhilarating march from Raiders of the Lost Ark, and the thrilling bicycle chase from E.T., the Extra Terrestrial. The second half of the program is a spectacular tribute to all six Star Wars movies, from The Phantom Menace to Return of the Jedi. May the scores be with you!

May 14, 1928, the doors of the magnificent Emboyd Theatre now named Embassy Theater opened in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Built as a movie palace and vaudeville house, the Emboyd provided a majestic backdrop for the entertainment of the day, complete with a Page theatre pipe organ. The Emboyd came complete with the seven-story, 150-room Indiana Hotel wrapped around the north and west sides of the theatre.

Constant preservation and restoration work, renovation, fund-raising and countless hours of work from generous volunteers and staff go toward keeping the Embassy not just alive, but growing, teaching, entertaining and inspiring.

Through all renovations and improvements, the Embassy Theatre has maintained the historic integrity of the building that is on the National Registry of Historic Places.

To learn more about the Embassy Theater please visit their website.

Bloodfin Garrison and its Northern Darkness Squad along with a few Rebels from the Legion made its way up to the historic Embassy Theater to troop for two days at the request of the theater. Not only was there two nights of John William's music there were many surprised concertgoers as many characters walked around and met the people. From walking up and down the street to posing for pictures and even walking around the theater the troopers both Imperial and Rebel joined forces and had two outstanding nights of not only making people smile but also made it two nights to remember.

On the second night of entertaining the troops were asked to join the symphony on stage for a climactic finally of Star Wars music. Thank you to all the troopers out there and the Embassy Theater for asking the troops to be there. It was two nights to remember.

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