Concourse Theatre

209 E. Fordham Road at Grand Concourse
Bronx, N.Y. 10458


The 577-seat Concourse Theatre opened in 1930 and closed by the end of the 40s. The building now houses retail.
           
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 1718 (1927)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style B
2 Manuals, 4 Ranks, 3 Tuned Percussions, 17 Traps, Curved Console
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
  Pedal 2nd Touch
8
  Trumpet
  Bass Drum
8
  Flute
  Kettle Drum
8
  Cello
  Cymbal

   

   
Accompaniment (Manual I) –- 61 notes
16
  Contra Viole [TC]     Snare Drum
16
  Bourdon     Tambourine
8
  Trumpet     Castanets
8
  Salicional     Chinese Block
8
  Flute      
8
  Vox Humana     Accompaniment 2nd Touch
4
  Salicet
8
  Trumpet
4
  Flute      

   

   
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Contra Viole [TC]
2 2/3
  Twelfth
16
  Bourdon
2
  Piccolo
16
  Vox Humana     Cathedral Chimes
8
  Trumpet     Xylophone
8
  Salicional     Glockenspiel
8
  Flute      
8
  Vox Humana     Solo 2nd Touch
4
  Salicet
8
  Trumpet
4
  Flute     Xylophone
4
  Vox Humana      
           
Adjustable Combinations
   
Accompaniment Pistons 1-2-3 (thumb)
Solo Pistons 1-2-3 (thumb)
           
General
    One Balanced Expression Pedal      
    One General Tremulant      
    One Vox Humana Tremulant      
           
Effects (operated by pistons)
   
Sleigh Bells Bird Fire Gong (reiterating)
Triangle Train Steamboat Whistle
Horse Hoofs Auto Horn Siren
Surf Effect Fire Gong Tom-Tom
     
Door Bell (push button)    
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://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.