Clyde Theatre

1810 Bluffton Road,
Fort Wayne, IN 46809

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Previously operated by: Regal Entertainment Group

Architects: Alvin M. Strauss, Hans Teichert

Functions: Live Performances

Styles: Streamline Moderne

Previous Names: Quimby Village I & II

Phone Numbers: Box Office: 260.747.0989

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Interior of the Clyde Theatre

The Clyde Theatre was a glamorous theatre that opened on April 19, 1951 with Gene Tierney in “The Mating Season”. It was located in the Vesey district on the outskirts of Fort Wayne, Indiana. It was very tastefully Streamline Moderne in style, designed by architect Alvin M. Strauss. The circular lobby defined the semi-circular foyer that led to the 1,790-seat single level auditorium. The concession stand was upholstered in turquoise leather. There were colorful murals throughout. The murals by interior designer Hanns Teichert in the main auditorium were lit with black-light… They fascinated me as a child. This was my favorite theatre.

It was twinned to the plans of architect Hans Teichert in May 1976 reopening with Christopher George in “Grizzly” & Marlon Brando in “The Missouri Breaks”. It was renamed Quimby Village I & II after the shopping centre it was located in. It was last operated by Regal who closed it on September 8, 1994 with Bruce Willis in “Color of Night” & Damon Wayons in “Blankman”. It was de-twinned and converted into a church. In 2017 there were plans to convert the building into a concert/entertainment venue and to renamed it Clyde Theatre once again. Renovations began in July 2017 and were completed for a reopening in April 2018.

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Recent comments (view all 19 comments)

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 27, 2017 at 4:06 pm

The Instagram page for the Clyde Theatre has a few photos, including an interesting aerial view and several excellent interior views.

koosmal on May 6, 2018 at 1:06 pm

Clyde is now open with an impressive lineup of live acts. 260-747-0989

koosmal on May 10, 2018 at 12:10 pm

May 2018 photo of front added with restored sign and marquee.

Trolleyguy on May 11, 2018 at 10:23 am


Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 11, 2021 at 6:42 pm

This article from 2018 features four photos of the renovations then being carried out at the Clyde Theatre, followed by photos of several other Indiana theater renovations.

rivest266 on April 23, 2024 at 12:23 pm

Grand opening ad posted.

rivest266 on April 24, 2024 at 2:26 am

Renamed Quimby Village on May 21st, 1976, as its split up. Ad posted.

Summit City Scribe
Summit City Scribe on April 24, 2024 at 11:47 am

The last film shown on the Clyde Theater’s single screen was Disney’s “No Deposit, No Return” in February 1976. It re-opened three months later in May 1976 as a twin theater, the Quimby Village 1&2.

rivest266 on April 24, 2024 at 3:56 pm

Closed on September 8th, 1994 by Regal with “Color of Night” and “Blankman”

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