PipeChat Digest #310 - Friday, March 27, 1998
 
Spring Concert
  by "Myosotis51" <Myosotis51@aol.com>
roller rink organ article
  by "RSiegel920" <RSiegel920@aol.com>
Re: roller rink organ article
  by "Steven Margison" <mgcfngrs@ameritech.net>
Re: roller rink organ article
  by "RSiegel920" <RSiegel920@aol.com>
RE: roller rink organ article
  by "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com>
Chicago Theatres...and Joliet.
  by "Brian Pearson" <bpearson@adelaide.on.net>
Re: Chicago Theatres...and Joliet.
  by "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net>
 


(back) Subject: Spring Concert From: Myosotis51 <Myosotis51@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 10:48:56 EST   The Greater Hamptons Interfaith Choir, of which I am a part, is presenting Theodore Dubois' "Seven Last Words of Christ" with orchestral accompaniment this Sunday, 3/29, at 4:30 pm at the Westhampton Presbyterian Church, NY. We have been working hard on this piece, and it's beautiful! Hope you can join us. Email me if you need directions. Vicki Ceruti  
(back) Subject: roller rink organ article From: RSiegel920 <RSiegel920@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 13:23:58 EST   check out the following for a feature article on a Chicago area rink and its Wurlitzer which are soon to be parted. http://communities.chicago.digitalcity.com/palatine/leisure/story/0,1289,4150_ 1,00.html  
(back) Subject: Re: roller rink organ article From: Steven Margison <mgcfngrs@ameritech.net> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 12:41:53 -0600   The referenced link does not exist.   RSiegel920 wrote: > check out the following for a feature article on a Chicago area rink and its > Wurlitzer which are soon to be parted. http://communities.chicago.digitalcity.com/palatine/leisure/story/0,1289,4150_ > 1,00.html > |===================== Steve Margison =====================| |=== Staff Organist, Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, IL ===| |Organs, Theatres, Ham Radio, Lots of things at my WebSite:| |==== http://www.ameritech.net/users/mgcfngrs/home.htm ====|  
(back) Subject: Re: roller rink organ article From: RSiegel920 <RSiegel920@aol.com> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 14:38:17 EST   Sorry- try this: chicago.tribune.com/go/roller  
(back) Subject: RE: roller rink organ article From: "Wildhirt, Richard" <Richard.Wildhirt@PSS.Boeing.com> Date: Thu, 26 Mar 1998 11:40:44 -0800   It worked for me! Just make sure the "1,00.html" is part of the URL.   > ---------- > From: Steven Margison[SMTP:mgcfngrs@ameritech.net] > Reply To: PipeChat > Sent: Thursday, March 26, 1998 10:41 AM > To: PipeChat > Subject: Re: roller rink organ article > > The referenced link does not exist. > > RSiegel920 wrote: > > check out the following for a feature article on a Chicago area rink > and its > > Wurlitzer which are soon to be parted. > http://communities.chicago.digitalcity.com/palatine/leisure/story/0,12 > 89,4150_ > > 1,00.html > > > |===================== Steve Margison =====================| > |=== Staff Organist, Tivoli Theatre, Downers Grove, IL ===| > |Organs, Theatres, Ham Radio, Lots of things at my WebSite:| > |==== http://www.ameritech.net/users/mgcfngrs/home.htm ====| > > "Pipe Up and Be Heard!" > PipeChat: A discussion List for pipe/digital organs & related topics > HOMEPAGE : http://www.pipechat.org > List: mailto:pipechat@pipechat.org > Administration: mailto:admin@pipechat.org > Subscribe/Unsubscribe: mailto:requests@pipechat.org >  
(back) Subject: Chicago Theatres...and Joliet. From: bpearson@adelaide.on.net (Brian Pearson) Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 14:08:54 +0930   John Carrington's message about the screening of IT with Clara Bow at=20 the Gateway Theatre in West Lawrence Street has reawakened my curiosity about a large picture palace that I saw, but alas did not have time to visit, when I was in Chicago late last August. A friend here in Adelaide=20 thinks that it was the Gateway, but I'm not so sure.   Coming down the Blue Line from O'Hare to the city, the tracks leave the centre reservation in the Kennedy Expressway and run on to a section of the elevated railway. The theatre about which I would like some information lies to the left (East) of the elevated, in a busy shopping= precinct, and is glimpsed over the roofs of the buildings which line the track. From a comparison of transit and other maps of the area, I would guess that it is in or near Logan Square or California, whereas the Gateway would more likely be located at Jefferson Park. I've forgotten where the elevated goes underground to enter the subway system, so I may well be wrong about the location.   As a theatre, theatre organ, and railway/tramway buff from my earliest= childhood, I am wondering if some kind Chicagoan can put me out of my misery. I have always wanted to visit the city, and continue to be very= interested in both it and its theatre organ scene now that (in my 69th year) I have finally set foot in State Street. This large theatre must have had an organ. I'd like to know about that too.=20   While on the subject of organs, it was a great thrill and privilege to meet the staff members of the Chicago Theatre and of the superb Rialto in Joliet. I will always remember the friendly professionalism of the Rialto ladies, and their kindness to an unexpected stranger when they were very busy, to say nothing of hearing the organ and talking with (I think) Sam Yacono. Unfortunately I've mislaid the name of the fine organist who played that evening for the revival of GREASE. I'm sure that Sam would fit that description, and the name seems familiar. If I'm wrong, I'd like to know whom I really met.=20   As a volunteer member of the unpaid staff of the Theatre Organ Society of South Australia's wholly owned and operated Capri Theatre with its now world famous 4/29 Wurlitzer hybrid, I was very pleased to meet such nice people in what might be termed a sister operation. And as for their= gorgeous theatre!!!!   Regards to all, Brian. =20      
(back) Subject: Re: Chicago Theatres...and Joliet. From: "Jon C. Habermaas" <opus1100@ameritech.net> Date: Fri, 27 Mar 1998 00:18:13 -0600   Brian Pearson wrote: > > John Carrington's message about the screening of IT with Clara Bow at > the Gateway Theatre in West Lawrence Street has reawakened my curiosity > about a large picture palace that I saw, but alas did not have time to > visit, when I was in Chicago late last August. A friend here in Adelaide > thinks that it was the Gateway, but I'm not so sure. > Brian,   The Theatre you are asking about has to be the CONGRESS which is in sight of the Blue Line..you are right about the Gateway which is about a block from the Jefferson Park Blue Line station. The Congress had a 4/20 Publix Wurlitzer which was moved to the Southtown Theatre at 63rd (near Halsted) which was in sight of the Englewood Elevated which is now the Green Line. The Southtown (Congress) organ was removed in the late 50's when the theatre was converted to a discount store. Several years ago the Southtown was torn down. Theatre organ returned to the Congress in recent years when the late Art Fike and partner Fred Arnish installed a 3M Kimball Hybrid organ. The organ was removed several years ago when the theatre was sold to a church group who wanted the theatre organ folks out of the theatre. ATOS attendees to the last Chicago convention were treated to a performance on the 2nd Congress organ by Stan Kann. The Congress is a large imposing movie palace structure as contrasted to the Gateway which is a smaller structured neighbor hood house. You referred to the upcoming silent movie at the Gateway..."IT"..this is one of two silent movies starring Clara Bow which are being presented..the other "WINGS" will be shown to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Pickwick Theatre and to benefit the Park Ridge Arts Council. The original Gateway organ, a 3m Balaban Wurlitzer was removed in the sixties, and is in a residence. The current Gateway organ is a 3/17 WurliTzer-Kimball Hybrid. The Pickwick has its'original 3/11 Wurlitzer organ. Both programs will be accompanied by Jay Warren at the organ. Jay is the staff organist at the Gateway, and an excellent silent movie "photoplay" organist.   regards,   Jon C. Habermaas