|After eight decades of absence
from the public scene, the majestic
sounds of the most powerful musical
instument ever produced will once again
be heard in Lexington, KY. Kentucky's
Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Project,
Inc. has begun the massive project of
renovating and reinstalling the Mighty
Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ in the
Kentucky Theater of downtown Lexington.
Please take some time to look around and
learn about our project. Please check
back often as we will be updating our
site as the project progresses!
The theater organ is a
uniquely American musical invention,
necessitated as a means of providing
sound accompaniment in the silent era
of motion pictures, from 1910-1932.
|The theater organ has been
described as the "heart and soul" of
motion picture houses and movie palaces.
Nearly 7,000 theater organs were
performing each day when the motion
picture screen finally learned to speak
in 1927. Soon after, theater organs were
abandoned, discarded, sold, given to
churches and/or languished for years
dormant in their theaters.
This project returns an
original historic theater organ back
to its rightful theator venue. Little
remains of the once glorious "golden
Age of the Movie Palace" and,
unfortunately, no theater organs
remain in any theaters in the state of