Laconia Theatre

3942 White Plains Road
Bronx, N.Y. 10466


The 1160-seat Laconia Theatre was a neighborhood movie house in the Bronx. As of 2006, a religious bookstore occupies the building.
           
  Wurlitzer Style D Organ Console
Wurlitzer Style D
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 1269 (1926)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style D
2 manuals, 6 ranks, 4 tuned percussions, 20 traps, Curved Console




This organ was moved to Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England in 1930.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Bass
  Pedal 2nd Touch
16
  Bourdon
  Bass Drum
8
  Trumpet
  Kettle Drum
8
  Open Diapason
  Cymbal
8
  Tibia Clausa      
8
  Flute      
8
  Cello      
           
Accompaniment (Manual I) – 61 notes
16
  Contra Viol [TC]     Chrysoglott
16
  Vox Humana [TC]     Snare Drum
8
  Trumpet     Tambourine
8
  Open Diapason     Castanets
8
  Tibia Clausa     Chinese Block
8
  Salicional     Tom-Tom
8
  Flute     Sleigh Bells
8
  Vox Humana      
4
  Octave     Accompaniment 2nd Touch
4
  Piccolo
8
  Trumpet
4
  Salicet
8
  Tibia Clausa
4
  Flute     Chimes
4
  Vox Humana     Triangle
2
  Piccolo      
           
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Bass
4
  Flute
16
  Bourdon
2 2/3
  Twelfth
16
  Vox Humana [TC]
2
  Piccolo
8
  Trumpet
1 3/5
  Tierce
8
  Open Diapason     Cathedral Chimes
8
  Tibia Clausa     Xylophone
8
  Salicional     Glockenspiel
8
  Flute     Chrysoglott
8
  Vox Humana      
4
  Octave     Solo 2nd Touch
4
  Piccolo
16
  Trumpet [TC]
4
  Salicet
8
  Tibia Clausa
           
Adjustable Combinations
   
Accompaniment Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Solo Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
           
General
    One Balanced Expression Pedal      
    One General Tremulant      
    One Vox Humana Tremulant      
           
Effects (operated by pistons)
   
Auto Horn Fire Gong (reiterating) Siren
Fire Gong Steamboat Whistle Tom-Tom
     
Door Bell (push button)  
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/8091
     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.