Old Town Music Hall is a concept that started in 1958 by Bill Coffman and Bill Field with the purchase of the Mighty Wurlitzer from the Fox West Coast Theater in Long Beach CA. This concept became a reality in 1960 when this fully restored instrument was installed in a small studio in Los Angeles for the purpose of presenting organ concerts and silent films to public and private audiences. Due to inadequate space the instrument was dismantled and stored. In November 1968, the search for a new and suitable location resulted in its present home of 188 seats in the original El Segundo State Theater. To this day, audiences can enjoy silent films accompanied live by the Mighty Wurlitzer, sound films, as well as ragtime, jazz and pipe organ concerts at Old Town Music Hall.
The Mighty Wurlitzer consists of more than 2,600 pipes. There are four keyboards, 260 switches, and an array of controls and pedals on the organ console. A 10-horsepower Spencer Turbine Orgoblo powers the entire system.
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This organ is not owned or maintained by LATOS.