Why we LOVE the theatre pipe organ...
"Mighty Mo" at Atlanta's Fox Theatre
The one-man band. A thrilling sound that sends chills down your spine. Mighty theatre organs are some of the most versatile musical instruments. Designed to accompany the silent films of the 1920s, they can effectively play a myriad of music styles. From Gershwin to Sousa and 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 the theatre organ 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, hosting educational camps and programs, and offering a unique network of individuals passionate about the many aspects of the theatre organ: musical, technical, and more!
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Our June Program - John McCall at MPAC...
It’s a program that has been three years in the making, but we’re finally excited to present John McCall at the Chapter’s Mighty Allen LL-324Q-SP organ at the Marietta Performing Arts Center on Sunday, June 25th at 3 p.m. Our January 2014 program was set to unite this talented artist and wonderful instrument at the Allen Organ Studios here in Atlanta. Unfortunately, our ship literally did not come in – the organ was taking a grand tour of Valencia, Spain and New York on its journey from Panama to Atlanta. With our June date secured at the Marietta Performing Arts Center, the choice for artist was obvious. We hope you’ll join us in this beautiful facility for an afternoon of fun and entertainment with an artist we’re proud to call our own showcasing an instrument that you must hear to believe. Check out our events page for more details.
Silent Comedy Shorts Return to the Strand...
The beautiful Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Downtown Marietta once again hosts an afternoon of Silent Comedy Shorts on Sunday, July 30th at 3 p.m. The Mighty Allen GW-IV takes center stage as organists Ron Carter, Larry Davis, Ken Double, Misha Stefanuk, and Phillip Allen accompany short comedies of the silent film era. Come out early for a sing-along and organ preshow.