Hub Theatre

440 Westchester Avenue near Bergen Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10455

Organ Specifications:
II/7 "Style E" Wurlitzer, Op. 1101 (1925)
II/3 "Style 110" Wurlitzer, Op. 421 (1921)

The 550-seat Hub Theatre opened in the 1920s, but had closed by the late 1940s. At an unknown time the Hub was torn down and replaced by a parking lot.
         
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 1101 (1925)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style E
2 manuals, 7 ranks


This organ was shipped on July 3, 1925.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
Diaphone
Pedal 2nd Touch
16
Bourdon
Bass Drum
8
Trumpet
Kettle Drum
8
Diaphonic Diapason
Crash Cymbal
8
Tibia Clausa Cymbal
8
Flute
8
Cello

 

 
Accompaniment (Manual I) –- 61 notes
16
Contra Viole [TC] Harp Chrysoglott
16
Vox Humana [TC] Snare Drum
8
Trumpet Tambourine
8
Diaphonic Diapason Castanets
8
Tibia Clausa Chinese Block
8
Violin Tom-Tom
8
Violin Celeste [TC]
Sleigh Bells
8
Concert Flute
8
Vox Humana Accompaniment 2nd Touch
4
Octave Trumpet
4
Piccolo Tibia Clausa
4
Viole Cathedral Chimes
4
Octave Celeste Triangle
4
Flute
4
Vox Humana
2
Piccolo Five Adjustable Combination Pistons

 

 
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
Diaphone
4
Flute
16
Tibia Clausa [TC]
2 2/3
Twelfth
16
Bourdon
2
Piccolo
16
Vox Humana [TC]
1 3/5
Tierce
8
Trumpet
Cathedral Chimes
8
Diaphonic Diapason
Xylophone
8
Tibia Clausa
Glockenspiel
8
Violin
Harp Chrysoglott
8
Violin Celeste [TC]
8
Concert Flute
Solo 2nd Touch
8
Vox Humana
16
Trumpet [TC]
4
Octave
8
Tibia Clausa
4
Piccolo
4
Viole
4
Viole Celeste
Five Adjustable Combination Pistons

 

 
General
One Balanced Expression Pedal
One General Tremulant
One Vox Humana Tremulant
Effects (operated by pistons)
Horse Hoofs Train Fire Gong (reiterating)
Surf Effect Auto Horn Steamboat Whistle
Bird Fire Gong Siren
     
Door Bell (push button)  
         
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 421 (1921)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style 110
2 manuals, 3 ranks, 2 tuned percussions, 0 traps, Piano Console


This organ was shipped on May 31, 1921. At an unknown time the organ was discarded.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon
  Bass Drum
8
  Cello
  Cymbal
8
  Flute
   

   

   
Accompaniment (Manual I) –- 61 notes
8
  Open Diapason
4
  Flute
8
  Salicional     Piano (with Mandolin attachment)
8
  Flute     Mandolin
4
  Salicet
   

   

   
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Bourdon
4
  Salicet
8
  Open Diapason
4
  Flute
8
  Salicional
  Cathedral Chimes
8
  Flute      

   

   
Tremulants (1)
General      
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://www.cinematreasures.org/theaters/8001
     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.