W. W. Kimball Co. (1921)

Location:

Arcadia Theatre
510 N. Market Street
Wilmington, DE 19801 US
Organ ID: 71649

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Theatres, Cinemas, Movie Houses
  • The organ is no longer at this location; destroyed, dispersed, relocated or taken in trade.
  • The organ's condition is not playable.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Paul R. Marchesano on August 24, 2022.

Technical Details:

  • 15 ranks.
Paul R. Marchesano on August 24, 2022:

Diaphone was installed in the Asbury Park Convention Hall organ as part of its expansion to 17 ranks by Garden State Theatre Organ Society members. Fro their website: "The Diaphone is from a 1921 3/15 Kimball in the Arcadia Theatre (510 N. Market Street Wilmington, DE) which seated 1305."

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on August 24, 2022.

Paul R. Marchesano on August 24, 2022:

"The Arcadia Theater opened March 11, 1921 when a Kimball organ size 3/15 was installed. The Arcadia Theater was operated by Warner Bros. Circuit Management in the 1940’s. It was closed on May 17, 1956 with Bill Haley in “Rock Around the Clock” & Neville Brand in “Fury at Gunsight Pass”. It was purchased by the Historical Society of Delaware and was demolished in 1965 to build their Delaware History Museum." -- Cinema Tresures website

We received the most recent update for this note from Paul R. Marchesano on August 24, 2022.

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