In the first thirty years of the twentieth century, a new art form took America and the world by storm. Cinema. Film. Motion pictures. “The picture show.”
In the first thirty years of the twentieth century, a new art form took America and the world by storm. Cinema. Film. Motion pictures. “The picture show.” Whatever one called it, movies captivated the masses in a way nothing else ever had, and our love affair with movies has continued to the present day.
Unlike today, when we are likely to watch movies in a small multiplex theater or from a big screen at home, early movie-goers were treated to a much grander spectacle for their nickel. The show often included movies, musical numbers and stage acts, and were often accompanied by an extravagant pipe organ. The massive, ornately-decorated theaters quickly became known as the “movie palace,” or even the “cathedral of the motion picture,” virtually every city neighborhood and small town had one.
For our 37th Annual Organ Fest, we will be inviting you to come to the theater. Selections will feature some of the great film and musical selections from the second half of the 20th century: Star Wars, Phantom of the Opera, Sound of Music, Mission Impossible and many more. Join organists Michael Gagne, Marianne Kim, Christopher Urban and Gary Wendt as they invite you to escape from the troubles of the world as we transform the Sanctuary into a great movie house.
sunday, february 13, 2022 4:00 pm - sunday, february 13, 2022 5:00 pm