The Clyde Theatre // Fort Wayne, Indiana

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There are so many cool projects happening in Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana; the riverfront development, bike share programs, and the explosion of the brewing culture has been incredible to watch.

The Cylde Theatre is a cultural game changer.

A mid-century movie theatre designed by legendary art-deco architect A.M. Strauss is being renovated into a multi-use multi-purpose event space by entreprenuer, drummer, and good dude Rick Kinney.

Rick doesn't just have big dreams, he's got the vision and skill to execute. What Kinney envisions is a venue equipped with state of the art audio and media technologies.

Earlier this week, I was able to take a private tour with the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership, Young Leaders of Northeast Indiana, and Visit Fort Wayne.

Rick plans to open the largest standing room venue in Indiana and creating Northeast Indiana's premier arts and entertainment district.

The photos below are a sneak-peak at the work in progress. There's an incredible amount of work to be done before the Clyde opens next summer. 

For updates follow the Cylde on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

 The theatre was so close to my house that I should have walked. 

The theatre was so close to my house that I should have walked. 

 Representatives from local newspapers, visitor bureaus, and economic development agencies.

Representatives from local newspapers, visitor bureaus, and economic development agencies.

 Founder Rick Kinney

Founder Rick Kinney

 The atrium opens up with an impressive mirror. It's due for a scrubbin'

The atrium opens up with an impressive mirror. It's due for a scrubbin'

 Originally a movie theatre, there are still rolls of film. This is likely Saturday Night Fever.

Originally a movie theatre, there are still rolls of film. This is likely Saturday Night Fever.

 Art deco flourishes on the wrought iron stairs descending into the dance floor.

Art deco flourishes on the wrought iron stairs descending into the dance floor.

 The Clyde Theatre once open, will be the largest standing room venue in Indiana. GET HYPED.

The Clyde Theatre once open, will be the largest standing room venue in Indiana.
GET HYPED.

 We can rebuild it, we have the technology.

We can rebuild it, we have the technology.

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 Rick Kinney shares his vision and passion for music, entertainment, and culture.

Rick Kinney shares his vision and passion for music, entertainment, and culture.

Adam Garland

West Central, 835 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne, Indiana, The United States