Posts Tagged: Wurlitzer

CO Springs City Auditorium Theatre Organ

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. 

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Sacklunch Serenade 2017

Sacklunch Serenade is back for 2017!

  • Thursdays at noon from May through Sept. 1st
  • Held at the historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium, home of the Mighty Chief Theatre Wurlitzer pipe organ
  • Our fabulous 23rd season
  • The Pikes Peak Area Theatre Organ Society in cooperation with the Historic Colorado Springs City Auditorium proudly present the Mighty Wurlitzer Wonder
  • Music and Movies to eat your lunch by
  • No admission charge, but your donations are most welcome