CHM Event

First Tuesday Talks – The History and Mystery of the Wurlitzer Organ

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Egyptian Theatre


Number Available: 48

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A Look Behind the Curtain: The History and Mystery of the Wurlitzer Organ with the Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association’s Organ Committee.

The April 5th First Tuesday Talk will take place from 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM both in person at the Egyptian Theatre and online via Zoom. Doors to the theatre will be open from 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM for visitors to view the theatre and ask further questions if desired.

*Registration is offered both in person at the museum and online through this event page. Please register at your earliest convenience.

  • CHM Member: Whether participating online on in person, if you are a current CHM member, this program is free to you and you may enter the coupon code “FTTmember” for your free price.
  • Non-Member In-Person: If you are a non-member joining us in person, the price is $7.
  • Non-Member Online: If you are a non-member joining us online, the cost is $5 and you may enter the coupon code “FTTonline” for the online price.

The Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association (ETPA) was officially incorporated on March 16, 2006 with David Engholm as the first president. The theatre has very deep and historic roots all the way back to the days of silent film, but it was closed in 2005 when Coming Attractions showed it’s last movie and put the building up for sale. Many locals felt strongly about the the preservation and care of the theatre and were determined to see it protected so a march was held in honor of this cause. Through the determination of these dedicated local citizens, theatre enthusiasts from across the area, and with support from the City of Coos Bay, the ETPA was born and the theatre saved. The ETPA was officially incorporated on March 16, 2006 and David Engholm was to serve as the first President.

Join us at the Egyptian Theatre for a talk with members of the Egyptian Theatre Preservation Association’s Organ Committee including Lee Littlefield, David Engholm, and Paul Quarino. Come learn about the intriguing history of theatre organs, how the organ works, and the ways in which the unique Wurlitzer Organ at our local Egyptian Theatre has been used. Your ears will also get a special treat when you hear the organ played by Wurlitzer Concert Artist and Organist, Paul Quarino. Don’t miss out on the first event that the Egyptian Theatre is hosting since their closure in 2020.  

*Membership status and attendance in person/online will be verified. Once you have completed registration you will be sent a confirmation email with the Zoom link.

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