Theatre Organ Society of Australia (NSW Division) Inc.

The care and preservation of Pipe Organs from the movie theatres of the 1920's as a means of entertainment. Concerts are presented on Wurlitzer Pipe Organs every 6-8 weeks, featuring local, interstate and overseas theatre organists. Membership to the society is invited.

Address: 
Marrickville Town Hall, Marrickville Road, Marrickville/ Orion Centre, Bemish St, Campsie, NSW
Tel: 
0297986742
Hours: 
Concerts every 6-8 weeks on Sundays at 2.00pm
Admission: 
Adults $15, Concession $12, Family $30, Children under 15 - $5
Collection: 
Wurlitzer Pipe Organ originally installed in the Prince Edward Theatre, Sydney in 1924, now in the Marrickville Town Hall. Wurlitzer Pipe Organ, originally installed in the Capitol Theatre, Sydney in 1928, now in the Orion Centre at Campsie.
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Theatre Pipe Organ

Wurlitzer Hope-Jones Unit Orchestra

Wurlitzer Hope-Jones Unit Orchestra
Creator:
Wurlitzer Company, USA
Description:
Pipe Organ originally installed in the Capitol Theatre, Sydney
Date:
1927

Originally used to accompany silent films. Once films had their own sound, the organ was used to provide entertainment between films until it was de-commissioned in 1956. Purchased by the Theatre Organ Society of Australia (NSW division). It is now at the Orion Centre in Campsie.

Theatre Pipe Organ

Wurlitzer Hope-Jones Unit Orchestra

Wurlitzer Hope-Jones Unit Orchestra
Creator:
Wurlitzer Company USA
Description:
Pipe organ originally installed in the Prince Edward Theatre, Sydney in 1924, now in Marrickville Town Hall
Date:
1924

Originally used to accompany silent films between 1924-27, once films had their own sound, theatre organs were used mainly to provide entertainment between films. This organ was purchased by the Theatre Organ Society (NSW division) in 1964. The organ was restored by the society's members and installed in Marrickville Town Hall in 1968