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Theater Organs

Old-time movie theater organs were designed to play along with silent movies. They were huge beasts with thousands of pipes and other musical instruments. We found some of the few remaining dinosaurs of the Jazz Age and the curious characters who keep them making music.

First Broadcast: 2003
Producer: Tom D’Antoni

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Theater Organs; Fran Gray

Oregon Art Beat: Episode #504
Original Broadcast: October 9, 2003