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local157 commented about Fox Theatre on Feb 23, 2024 at 10:44 am

This article has a picture and short story about the demolition: https://www.news-gazette.com/business/economy/former-bank-theater-building-in-west-champaign-coming-down/article_72d19ed0-5eab-51fa-b6e6-06cc0083bcb7.html

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local157 commented about Virginia Theatre on Feb 18, 2024 at 6:07 pm

In 2012, Buzard Pipe Organ builders completed renovations and rebuilding of the 1921/1924 Wurlitzer Theater Organ, one of a precious few instruments still found in its original home. Full details can be found at: https://buzardorgans.com/1921-1924-wurlitzer-theater-organ/

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local157 commented about Hoosier Theatre on Dec 13, 2022 at 10:46 pm

There are occasionally silent movies shown with accompaniment by Jay Warren who plays his own VTPO. The next one as of this writing is the 1924 silent “Peter Pan”. More information is at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/silent-film-sundays-peter-pan-1924-tickets-474175330177?

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local157 commented about Rialto Square Theatre on Jun 23, 2018 at 2:43 pm

This “Jewel of Joliet” has one of the best original Barton Theatre Pipe Organs in the world.The Joliet Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts maintain it in excellent condition.You can read more about it here:http://www.jatoe.org/organ.htm

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local157 commented about Hoosier Theatre on Jun 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm

Update/correction on the organ:The pipe organ is inoperable. An electronic organ has been installed since Oct.2017. It is used for silent films;the most up to date information about which may be found on their facebook page.

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local157 commented about Warnors Center for the Performing Arts on Aug 26, 2013 at 4:51 pm

A wonderful tour of a very nice Robert Morton Theater Organ at the Warnor Theater http://ow.ly/odldh