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Come hear the Lafayette Theatre Wurlitzer

Played by Bernie Anderson, Peter Baratta, Eric Fahner, Don Hayek, Earle Seely, and Andrew VanVarick on Fridays and Saturdays a half hour before the first evening movie.

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The Bardavon Film Series Continues...

bardovon marquee

with Juan Cardona at the Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ, played a half hour before showtime.

2014-15

Dec. 5 - 8pm
The Muppet Movie
1979

Feb. 13 - 7:30pm
The General
1928

March 6 - 7:30pm
Stop Making Sense
1984

April 17 - 7:30
Blazing Saddles
1984

For more details visit the Bardavon Website.

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NYTOS is dedicated to preserving the theatre pipe organ in the greater New York Metropolitan Area. NYTOS is one of over 65 chapters in the American Theatre Organ Society. Formed in 1955, the American Theatre Organ Society today has over 3500 members. At both the national and local levels, these members work to preserve the organs and their theatres, and promote theatre organ performances.

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The Middletown Paramount

Wurlitzer Style H enlarged to 12 Ranks
with 3-manual French Console
Owned by NYTOS

South Street, Middletown, New York
The Middletown Paramount is a 1931 small town movie house that is now operating as a city-owned performing arts center. Although the original 3/12 Wurlitzer was removed in the late 1950's, the New York Theatre Organ Society has installed a nearly identical instrument that is played at many of the theatre's shows. For information on current features and schedules call 845-346-4195.

History:
The Original Organ: The original Wurlitzer at the Paramount was a late model 3/11 (Balaban 1A).  One of two identical instruments (the other was in the Paramount in Peekskill, New York), this instrument was removed in the late 1950''s by Leroy Lewis. The console eventually found its way to the west coast on John Ledwon's home organ, and was subsequently sold to the Valley of the Sun chapter of ATOS for use on their 3/31 instrument in the Phoenix Orpheum theatre.

The Present Organ:  The Clairidge Theatre in Montclair, New Jersey, was built in 1922 and a 2/10 Style H Wurlitzer was installed.  In the early 1980's, the owners decided to donate the instrument to the New York Theatre Organ Society. NYTOS restored it and installed it in the recently renovated Middletown Paramount, adding a Wurlitzer salicional and Wurlitzer-copy English post horn rank. They also replaced the badly damaged original 2-manual console with the 3-manual Wurlitzer French console from the Shea's Bailey theatre in Buffalo, New York. This console was previously installed in the Oak Park Roller Rink in Chicago. A new solid state relay was installed as well.


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