SACKLUNCH SERENADES 2019
The Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society, in cooperation with the Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium, proudly presents Mighty Wurlitzer Wonder – Music and Movies to eat your lunch by.
Thursdays at Noon – Come one, come all!
No admission charge – but your donations are most welcome.
Bring your own lunch or buy it here. There is still a $5 lunch special.
**The Organ Gym is at 828 East Pike’s Peak Avenue, just six blocks east of the City Auditorium. Off-street parking in the alley. Enter from Institute Street. Overflow parking in school yard. There is a playground next to the gym.
Many organists – lots of music – and a couple of movies.
Bring the kids, grandkids, neighbors and friends.
We have some new (old) movies to show you for the first time. Some comedies, some westerns, some cartoons…
Our second half season schedule will be be out as soon as we get it finalized. The schedule is subject to change. Changes will be announced at the shows.
Questions? Call Dave Weesner at 719-473-02010
What is it? Our amazing 23rd season of providing free summertime theatre organ concerts, which we call our Sacklunch Serenade.
When is it? Every Thursday at noon from May through August.
The only original Colorado Springs theatre pipe organ still in existence, this Wurlitzer Unit Orchestra is complete and almost exactly as it was originally installed in the Burns Opera House (later known as the Chief Theatre) in 1927. The original cost of the organ was $14,000.00, a significant investment when you consider a new Model A Ford that year cost about $400.
The organ was carefully dismantled and removed from the theatre in the Spring of 1973 by members of the Pikes Peak Theatre Organ Society after the theatre was condemned to demolition. Over the next few years, members invested over 5000 man-hours rebuilding the instrument and performing the installation in City Auditorium where it was rededicated in March of 1979.