Park Plaza Theatre - Bronx, N.Y. (photo: Charlie Kraybill)
 
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Park Plaza Theatre

1746 University Avenue at West Tremont Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10453




The 2,029-seat Park Plaza Theatre opened in 1927. For much of its life, it was a first-run neighborhood theatre operated by the Skouras Circuit. After closing in 1964, the building became a drug store.
           
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 1683 (1927)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style HNP
2 manuals, 10 ranks, 5 Tuned Percussions, 14 Traps, Curved Console


This organ was shipped on July 27, 1927.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Tuba Profunda
8
  Cello
16
  Bass Diaphone
8
  Flute
16
  Bourdon
4
  Octave
8
  Harmonic Tuba
  Bass Drum
8
  Diaphone Diapason
  Kettle Drum
8
  Tibia Clausa
  Crash Cymbal
8
  Clarinet
  Cymbal
           
Accompaniment (Manual I) –- 61 notes
16
  Contra Viol [TC]
2 2/3
  Twelfth
16
  Vox Humana [TC]
2
  Piccolo
8
  Harmonic Tuba
  Chrysoglott
8
  Diaphonic Diapason
  Snare Drum
8
  Tibia Clausa
  Tambourine
8
  Clarinet
  Castanets
8
  Kinura
  Chinese Block
8
  Orchestral Oboe
  Tom Tom
8
  Viol
   
8
  Viol Celeste [TC]
  Accompaniment 2nd Touch
8
  Flute
8
  Harmonic Tuba
8
  Vox Humana
8
  Diaphonic Diapason
4
  Piccolo
8
  Clarinet
4
  Viol
  Cathedral Chimes
4
  Viol Celeste
  Xylophone
4
  Flute
  Triangle
4
  Vox Humana
   
           
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Tuba Profunda
4
  Viol
16
  Bass
4
  Viol Celeste
16
  Tibia Clausa [TC]
4
  Flute
16
  Bourdon
2 2/3
  Twelfth
16
  Contra Viol [TC]
2
  Fifteenth
8
  Harmonic Tuba
2
  Piccolo
8
  Diaphonic Diapason
1 3/5
  Tierce
8
  Tibia Clausa
  Cathedral Chimes
8
  Clarinet
  Sleigh Bells
8
  Kinura
  Xylophone
8
  Orchestral Oboe
  Glockenspiel
8
  Viol
  Orchestra Bells [re-it]
8
  Viol Celeste [TC]
  Chrysoglott
8
  Flute
   
8
  Vox Humana
  Solo 2nd Touch
4
  Harmonic Clarion
16
  Tuba
4
  Octave
8
  Tibia Clausa
4
  Piccolo
8
  Clarinet
           
Adjustable Combinations
   
Solo Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (thumb)
Accomp. Pistons 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10 (thumb)
Pedal Pistons 1-2-3 (toe)
           
Tremulants (4)
   
Main Vox Humana  
Solo Tuba  
           
General
    Two Expression Pedals      
           
Effects
   
Surf Auto Horn Train Whistle
Fire Gong Bird Horse Hoofs
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/6025
     Junchen, David L., compiled and edited by Jeff Weiler. The WurliTzer Pipe Organ – An Illustrated History. Indianapolis: 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.