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Midwest Section: Experience Apollo Technologies,Historic Embassy Theatre

Join the Midwest Regional Section this summer for a special event day Saturday, June 27 in Ft. Wayne, Indiana.

Apollo Design Technology will welcome participants to its production facility. Apollo will demonstrate how a gobo is designed and manufactured using designs attendees provide. Employees will also explain the design and production process of their new line of AVERE LED fixtures and give a tour of sister companies, Blue Pony and Avid Labs. Lunch is provided courtesy of Apollo Design.

In the afternoon, participants will tour the historic Embassy Theatre. Built in 1928 and opened as a movie palace and vaudeville house, the Embassy has gone through many stages of production and renovation, hosting numerous celebrities of the day. It now hosts numerous productions throughout the year. Experience the history, architecture, and production facilities of this theatre listed in the National Register of Historic Places and see one of very few brenograph projectors still in use today.

Visit for event registration page. Address questions to Steve Jacobs, Vice-Chair Programming at

Upcoming events include:

  • Scene painting or Working with Wigs/Practical Make-up at Valparaiso University, Valparaiso Indiana August 29; and
  • Digital Costume Design with Annie Cleveland or ETC's Ion/Gio console training at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, September 26.