Why we LOVE the theatre pipe organ...
"Mighty Mo" at Atlanta's Fox Theatre.
The one-man band. A thrilling sound that you sends chills down your spine. Mighty theatre organs, such as the one pictured at left, are some of the world's most versatile instruments. Designed to accompany the silent films of the 1920s, they can effectively play myriad styles of music, from Gershwin to Sousa, Stravinsky to the Beatles, there's almost nothing they can't tackle. And nothing is better for accompanying Charlie Chaplin, Laurel and Hardy, Harold Lloyd, or the other greats of silent cinema!
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All the bells and whistles...
These instruments were only made, with few exceptions, in the 1920s. Since that time, enthusiasts have flatly refused to let it leave the limelight. George Wright sold millions of "HiFi" records in the 1950s that ignited a new generation of theatre organ fans, and the American Theatre Organ Society has nourished a continued commitment towards presenting great organists on great organs, offering education camps and programs, and offering a unique network of individuals passionate about the many aspect of the theatre organ, musical, technical, and more!
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