Special Events

Rochester's Best Kept Secret: Unveiling the Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ!

When: Tue., Jan. 17, 7-8:30 p.m. 2023

Witness the history and sounds of one of Rochester's best kept secrets! The Auditorium Theatre is home to a 94 year old, world-class theatre pipe organ. Installed in the RKO Palace Theatre in 1928 to accompany silent films, the Mighty Wurlitzer theatre organ entertained movie and concert-goers for years before falling silent. Enthusiastic volunteers resurrected the sleeping giant years later and rescued it from the wrecking ball before the 1965 demolition of the RKO Palace, forming the all-volunteer Rochester Theater Organ Society (RTOS). Co-sponsored by the Perinton Historical Society and Fairport Public Library.