The Rudolph Wurlitzer Co. (Opus 1907, 1928)

Location:

Capitol Theatre / Paramount Theatre
121-127 Third Avenue SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401 US
Organ ID: 36530

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ has been renovated with changes from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is good, used occasionally.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Wurlitzer
  • 12 ranks. 3 manuals.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Wurlitzer chests
  • Position: In center chambers at the front of the room. No visible pipes.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Position: Console on lift.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Horseshoe style console.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys in horseshoe curves.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on June 09, 2017:

Information from The Wurlitzer Pipe Organ - An Illustrated History by David L. Junchen (ed. Weiler), American Theatre Organ Society (2005)
Wurlitzer "Style Bal 1A"
Factory date: July 16, 1928

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 10, 2012:

Updated through online information from Will Dunklin. -- This facility opened in 1928 as the Capitol Theatre. In 1929, it was sold to Paramount.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on August 19, 2008:

Identified through online information from Stephen Hall. -- Organ was restored in late 1970s by members of Cedar Rapids Theater Organ Society (CRATOS). Organ was in regular use for concerts and silent film accompaniment until damaged by flooding in summer 2008. Organ is again being restored by CRATOS while the city decides the fate of the theater (the city has owned the theater since 1975 and had converted it to a performing arts center used by the local symphony and theater).

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
From David C. Kelzenberg: Open In New Tab Typed stoplist
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

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