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 Kentucky!

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