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Quimby Village

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1808-10 Bluffton Rd, Fort Wayne, opened with the Clyde Theatre April 19, 1951. It was named after builder Clyde Quimby. It was one of the nation’s first and largest suburban movies houses when it opened. In 1976, the theater was twinned and renamed the Quimby Theaters. Later was used as a church, then closed in 1994.

  1. Quimby Village Theatre has history, comments, and photos on the cinematour.com Cinema History Around the World page. cinema Treasures also has some information and comments.
  2. Vacant Quimby Village theater has businesses reeling Unused property slows shopping center's revival by Kevin Leininger published February 8, 2011 in The News-Sentinel newspapernow on the Internet Archive Wayback Machine.
  3. Renovation of long-vacant Quimby theater moving forward Will be one of 10 businesses receiving city facade grants by Kevin Leininger published March 14, 2013 in The News-Sentinel newspaperbut no longer online.
  4. March 14, 2013post by ARCH, Inc. on Facebook in their Clyde Theater Renovation album stated:
    On March 14, 2013, a crowd gathered at the Clyde Theater in Quimby Village shopping center on Bluffton Road for a big public announcement. Rick Kinney of Even Keel Event Productions has been awarded a City Facade Grant to help with the renovations of the A.M. Strass designed Clyde Theater. You can read the City's press release here: https://www.cityoffortwayne.org/latest-news/2407-quimby-village-area-to-get-makeover-as-part-of-facade-grant-program.html This project will create a multi-use music and event center, a recording studio, retail space and restaurant in the building. The Theater has been closed for about two decades. It briefly served as a church in the 1990s and has been vacant since that time. When completed, this project could be transformational for the Quimby Village area.
  5. QUIMBY VILLAGE AREA TO GET MAKEOVER AS PART OF CITY'S 2013 FACADE GRANT PROGRAM Nine other businesses also receive grants at City of Fort Wayne.
  6. Quimby Village, 1951

    April 23, 2024 post on True Fort Wayne Indiana History on Facebook
    Quimby Village, 1951 before Village Bowl. El Rey, Adams & Walda and soo much more!

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