Luxor Theatre - The Bronx, NY
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Luxor Theatre

208 East 170th Street at Sheridan Avenue
The Bronx, N.Y. 10456



The 1,450-seat Luxor Theatre opened in 1923, and was designed in the Egyptian style. It was located on 170th Street near Grand Concourse in the Mount Eden section of The Bronx. After the Luxor closed, the building served as a liquor store and later a supermarket.
               
Estey Organ Company
Brattleboro, Vt. – Opus 2219 (1924)
Electro-pneumatic action
2 manuals, 32 stops, 5 ranks


This two-manual Estey organ was installed in the 1,400-seat Luxor Theatre. Estey provided a luminous electric console to control the 32 stops and traps. The organ was voiced on 6" wind pressure.
               
Solo Organ (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Tibia Clausa  
1 3/5
  Tierce  
8
  Stopped Flute  
16
  Tuba  
4
  Flute  
8
  Trumpet  
2 2/3
  Twelfth  
4
  Clarion  
2
  Super Octave  
8
  Vox Humana  
8
  Open Diapason  
4
  Vox Humana  
4
  Octave  
8
  Oboe (Syn.)
16
  Violoncello (TC)      
Chimes
20 tubes
8
  Violin      
Xylophone [repeating]
37 bars
4
  Violina      
Orchestral Bells [repeating]
37 bars
2 2/3
  Octave Quint      
Xylophone [single stroke]
               
Accompaniment (Manual I) – 61 notes
16
  Tibia Clausa  
16
  Tuba  
8
  Stopped Flute  
8
  Trumpet  
4
  Flute  
4
  Clarion  
8
  Open Diapason  
8
  Vox Humana  
4
  Octave  
4
  Vox Humana  
16
  Violoncello (TC)  
8
  Oboe [Syn.]  
8
  Violin       Snare Drum [roll]  
4
  Violina          
               
Pedal – 32 notes

16
  Tibia Clausa  
16
  Tuba  
8
  Stopped Flute  
8
  Trumpet  
4
  Flute  
4
  Clarion  
8
  Diapason       Bass Drum  
8
  Violin       Cymbals  
               
Couplers

    Solo to Accomp. 16', 8', 4'        
               
Combination Pistons

    Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8 affecting manuals and pedals [adjustable at bench]
               
Pedal Movements

    Balanced Swell Pedal – Chamber 1     Sustain – Solo manual [toe piston]
    Balanced Swell Pedal – Chamber 2     Sforzando Pedal
    Balanced Crescendo Pedal      
           
Tremolos (Two)

    Chamber 1      
    Chamber 2      
           
Effects (operated by toe pistons)

    Crash     Fire Gong
    Bird Whistle     Castanets
    Telephone Bell     Chinese Block
           
Chamber 1
  Chamber 2
16
  Tibia Clausa
97
8
  Open Diapason
73
8
  Violoncello
73
16
  Tuba
85
  Tremolo
8
  Vox Humana
73
            Tremolo  
            All traps  
               
Sources:
     Carnahan, John. Factory Shop Order for Estey Organ, Op. 2219 (1924)
     Cinema Treasures website: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/7907
     The Estey Pipe Organ website: www.esteyorgan.com

Illustration:
     Back in the Bronx website: http://www.backinthebronx.com. Exterior.