Some of us are old enough to remember the film “Support Your Local Sheriff”… .. and some of us aren’t. But either way, as LCTOS President Ken Double notes in this video, Giving Tuesday is a wonderful day to make a gift in support of the Mighty Wurlitzer!
I am writing because it is an exciting time for the Long Center Theatre Organ Society and the Mighty Wurlitzer! We will have plenty to report in our next issue of Vox Wurlitzer, which will hit your mail boxes and emails soon. But in the meantime, here are some great opportunities for you to enjoy the Mighty Wurlitzer of Long Center.
On Sunday, October 21st at 2:30 p.m., yours truly returns to provide a horror-filled preview to Halloween. The 1920 silent film Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde features the virtuoso touch of John Barrymore, then the finest actor in American theatre, making his mark in film. Tickets to hear the Mighty Wurlitzer and see “The Great Profile” in this piece of classic cinema are just $5 at the door. What a deal!! This is being done in full partnership with Long Center, and we say “Thanks” to Eric Van Cleave and the entire Long Center staff for these ventures that are so good for the continuing exposure of the Wurlitzer to the public. And thanks for all of the members of the LCTOS Board who commit so much time and effort for our one-of-a-kind Wurlitzer pipe organ!
There will be other special events after the New Year, and of course, on Saturday, June 8th, it’s the Ken Double Variety Show #37!
So mark your calendars for a spooky October 21st and Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. Bring the family and friends for holiday movie fun and the Mighty Wurlitzer. And look for your next issue of Vox Wurlitzer and lots more great news about our great theatre pipe organ.
See you soon!!
Experience Buster Keaton’s silent film the way it was meant to be — with the sound of the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ! Organist Ken Double returns to play his score for this classic comedy on Friday January 26th, 7:30 pm, Long Center for the Performing Arts. Tickets only $5 — if you’ve never seen silent film with Mighty Wurlitzer accompaniment, this is a great event to attend! Synopsis available on our Events page and more info on Facebook.