Mighty Wurlitzer looking for a theatre!

posted by EvanJChase on February 28, 2011 at 5:30 am

To put the “soul” back into a historic theatre, a theatre pipe organ is a great solution! Whether it’s for preshow and intermission music for other events, silent films or concerts, the lush dramatic sound of a theatre pipe organ is a great addition to a restored—or restoring—theatre.

I own a 1927 3 manual 13 rank Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ currently under restoration. I would like to DONATE it to an established and stable historic theatre, hopefully in the midwest. For inquiries, please

Comments (4)

jim
jim on February 28, 2011 at 10:35 am

Please consider talking to The Grand Theatre in Grand Island, Nebraska, or The Midwest Theatre, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska – this would make a great addition to either theatre!

EvanJChase
EvanJChase on February 28, 2011 at 5:10 pm

Since I live in Toledo, Ohio, I’d like to be close enough to the organ’s new home theatre to maintain it and enjoy hearing it. A theatre would need to still have organ chambers or room enough for the pipework as well as the console. The venue would also have to have a budget for proper installation. For those in other areas desiring theatre organs, go to atos.org

Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois
Ret. AKC (NAC) CCC Bob Jensen, Manteno, Illinois on March 2, 2011 at 4:54 am

What theater did the organ come from or what Opus is it?

EvanJChase
EvanJChase on March 4, 2011 at 2:34 am

The console is originally from Loew’s Theatre, New Rochelle, NY. Back in the late 50s or early 60s, organman Dick Loderhouse sold the console and relay seperately to the man I bought it from last summer. I am re-creating the spec of original ranks, but it is not an intact original instrument.

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