Clyde Theatre

1810 Bluffton Road,
Fort Wayne, IN 46809

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Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on January 11, 2021 at 3:42 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.

Trolleyguy on May 11, 2018 at 7:23 am


koosmal on May 10, 2018 at 9:10 am

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

koosmal on May 6, 2018 at 10:06 am

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

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on August 27, 2017 at 1:06 pm

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

koosmal on August 1, 2017 at 11:32 pm

Renovations have started on the theater. According to a Journal-Gazette article (July 24), over $5 million has been secured to restore the venue for live performances. Target opening is spring 2018.

koosmal on March 17, 2013 at 5:29 am

I thought this theater was finished, but, according to articles from the Journal-Gazette and News Sentinal, posted on, the city has awarded new owner Even Keel Productions $40,000 for facade improvement. In June 2013, Even Keel owner, Rick Kinney purchased the property for $500, after it had been plagued by unpaid taxes, lawsuits, and unrealized dreams. Keel posted that he is “committed to renovating the Clyde Theater and adjacent commercial spaces to fill the need for multi-functional performing arts facility… The architectural firm of MSKTD is managing the renovations. More information on

Joe Vogel
Joe Vogel on July 26, 2011 at 3:45 am

Here is the Clyde Theatre with its vertical sign intact. Thumbnails below the photo include a shot of the theater’s auditorium.

CSWalczak on February 8, 2011 at 12:41 pm

An article about the empty former Quimby Theater casting a pall over redevelopment efforts in the surrounding shopping center; the article includes some pictures: View link.

tshimp1 on January 19, 2010 at 4:15 pm

Do you know if the seats are still in the theater?

koosmal on October 24, 2009 at 3:07 am

No work has been done for over a year now. Have not heard of any plans either. Correction to my previous post, the large screen that was in front of the stage was for CinemaScope, not Cinerama.

koosmal on January 2, 2009 at 9:52 pm

Work was started to convert the theater into a nightclub. However, nothing has been done for several months. It has been ‘untwinned’, restoring the large auditorium to it’s original size. The stage is now exposed. Most people do not know it was built with a stage that was covered by the large cinerama screen, shortly after opening, that was not moveable. Hopefully, someone will resume working on this facility and once again open it to the public.

focus on December 16, 2004 at 2:52 pm

The Clyde, now the Quimby was purchased by a local busineesman, in the summer of 2004. He intends to renovate the theater back to a singal auditorium, and make the theater into a hispanic community center, that will hold weekend dance and community events. As of the date of this posting, he has not started this project.

Checking with the city permit department, he has obtained the required permits in July of 2004. The permits are good for a year.