The Craig Fahle Show

The Senate Theater Celebrates 50Th Anniversary

Thursday June 7, 2012

The art of playing a pipe organ all but died with the end of movie palaces. Between 1911 and 1943, the Rudolph Wurlitzer Company built more than 2,000 theater organs… most have been done away with. But a rare one of a kind Mighty Wurlitzer Organ is housed at the Senate Theater in Detroit.

WDET’s Martina Guzman spoke to members of the Detroit Theater Organ Society about their recent renovation, the theater’s 50TH Anniversary celebration.

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