Fenway Theatre - Bronx, NY
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Benenson Theatre

1546 Washington Avenue near Tremont Parkway
Bronx, N.Y. 10457



The Benenson Theatre, also known as the Fenway, opened in 1921. In 1959, the theatre was billed as a Skouras house and showed neighborhood runs. It was demolished and replaced by housing.
           
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 492 (1921)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style 160 (piano console)
2 manuals, 6 ranks, 4 tuned percussion, 17 traps


This organ was shipped on November 29, 1921.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Bass     Bass Drum
16
  Bourdon     Kettle Drum
8
  Open Diapason     Cymbal
8
  Cello      
8
  Flute      
           
Accompaniment (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Trumpet     Piano
8
  Open Diapason     Mandolin
8
  Salicional     Snare Drum
8
  Viol Celeste [TC]     Tambourine
8
  Flute     Castanets
4
  Salicet     Chinese Block
4
  Octave Celeste      
4
  Flute     Five Adjustable Combination Pistons
               (Accomp. & Pedal)
           
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Bourdon
4
  Salicet
8
  Trumpet
4
  Octave Celeste
8
  Open Diapason
4
  Flute
8
  Salicional     Cathedral Chimes
8
  Viol Celeste [TC]     Xylophone
8
  Flute     Glockenspiel
8
  Vox Humana      
          Five Adjustable Combination Pistons
               (Solo & Pedal)
           
General
    One Balanced Expression Pedal      
    General Tremulant      
    Vox Humana Tremulant      
           
Effects (operated by pistons)
   
Sleigh Bells Fire Gong Train
Horse Hoofs Siren Fire Gong [re-it]
Bird Triangle Steamboat Whistle
Auto Horn Surf Tom-Tom
     
Door Bell (push button)  
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: www.cinematreasures.org
     Junchen, David L., comp. and ed. by Jeff Weiler. The WurliTzer Pipe Organ – An Illustrated History. Chicago: The American Theatre Organ Society, 2005.
     Kaufmann, Preston J. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 3. Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1995.

Illustration:
     Cinema Treasures web site. Exterior of Fenway Theatre.