16 Jul 2015

Future of an historic Wurlitzer organ in doubt

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 2:20 pm on 16 July 2015

The almost 90-year-old Wurlitzer organ at Avondale's Hollywood cinema has to move now that the building has been put up for sale. It's one of only three Wurlitzer organs left in New Zealand after their hey-day during the silent movie era. This one is said to be one of the best two in the Southern Hemisphere. We speak to the Chairman of the Wurlitzer Organ Trust of Auckland, James Duncan, about what it might take to move this complicated, colossal instrument - and where the ideal new home for it may be.

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