Parkway Theatre

3954 3rd Avenue near 173rd Street
Bronx, N.Y. 10457



The 1,700-seat Parkway Theatre, located in the West Morrisania area of the Bronx, opened in 1927. Its run lasted less than twenty years as the New York Film Trade Directory reported the Parkway as closed in 1945. In the 1960s, the building was converted into a factory. At some point the building was demolished.
           
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 1551 (1927)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style 190
2 manuals, 8 ranks, 4 tuned percussions, 18 traps, Curved Console


This organ was shipped on January 10, 1927.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Bass
8
  Flute
16
  Bourdon
8
  Cello
8
  Trumpet     Bass Drum
8
  Open Diapason     Kettle Drum
8
  Tibia Clausa     Cymbal
8
  Clarinet     Crash Cymbal

   

   
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
  Clarinet     Tom Tom
8
  Violin     Sleigh Bells
8
  Violin Celeste [TC]      
8
  Flute     Accomp. 2nd Touch
8
  Vox Humana
8
  Trumpet
4
  Octave
8
  Tibia Clausa
4
  Piccolo
8
  Clarinet
4
  Octave Viol     Chimes
4
  Viol Celeste     Triangle
4
  Flute      
4
  Vox Humana      
2
  Piccolo      

   

   
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Bass
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
  Open DIapason     Xylophone
8
  Tibia Clausa     Glockenspiel
8
  Clarinet     Chrysoglott
8
  Violin      
8
  Viol Celeste [TC]     Solo 2nd Touch
8
  Flute
16
  Trumpet [TC]
8
  Vox Humana
8
  Tibia Clausa
4
  Octave
8
  Clarinet
4
  Piccolo      
4
  Octave Viol      
4
  Viol Celeste      
           
Adjusable Combinations
   
Accomp. & Pedal Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)
Solo & Pedal Pistons 1-2-3-4-5 (thumb)

   

   
Tremulants (3)
    General      
    Solo      
    Vox Humana      
       
Effects (operated by pistons)
   
Horse Hoofs Siren Fire Gong [re-it]
Surf Auto Horn Steamboat Whistle
Bird Fire Gong Machine Gun
     
Door Bell (push button)  
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/16839
     Junchen, David L., comp. and ed. 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.