Keith-Albee Acquires $50,000 Organ

posted by TonyRutherford on June 14, 2004 at 9:59 am

HUNTINGTON, WV — As time edges closer to the opening of the new Stadium Seating mega plex a block from the Thomas Lamb Keith-Albee, the historic theater has gained an organ.

In addition, Bob Edmunds, a Marshall University speech professor, played a short patriotic concert as a prelude to the presentation of Disney’s “America’s Heart and Soul” at the first Appy Film Fest.

The small group of organ enthusiasts have invested about $50,000 to bring an organ to the Keith. Edmunds hopes that groups step forward to intervene in what is now a stand off between the federal governemnt which provided the money to put the Keith out of business, the state which has no money available, and local business people who can’t imagine Huntington without the Keith.

Yet, they too have no financial plan for helping the Keith when the competing comlex renders an adverse economic impact upon it. But if the worst should happen and the theatre become a parking lot, the organ will be given another home.

More details are available from this report in the Charleston Gazette-Mail.

Also, the Save the Keith-Albee website has added a Flash-based splash page.

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