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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Jay Mitchell Plays the Plaza...
Our next monthly program takes us to the legendary Plaza Theatre in the heart of Atlanta where Jay Mitchell will showcase the Mighty Allen LL-324Q theatre organ on Saturday, March 18 at 10:30 a.m.
From his days as house organist for the Alabama Theatre and the Atlanta Fox Theatre to his tenure at the Music Grinder Pizza Parlor, Jay Mitchell has entertained countless crowds with his artistry and command of the mighty theatre organ. He is a long-time member of the Atlanta Chapter and the most recent recipient of its prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award.
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The Fox Theatre Presents "Mighty Mo" Tours...
Tours of Atlanta's premier movie palace have long been a fan favorite, and now the Fox Theatre has developed an exclusive tour featuring their magnificent Möller organ!
The "Mighty Mo Organ Tours" are featured on a rotating Monday of each month, and showcase not only the Theatre itself, but a mini-concert on "Mo" along with a brief history of the organ and a special Q&A session.
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