Manhattan Theatre
213 Manhattan Avenue near 109th Street
New York, N.Y. 10025


The Manhattan Theatre, with seating for 857 patrons, was a late-run movie house located in an area between Morningside Heights and Harlem. A roof-top area provided another 636 seats. The theatre operated into the mid-1950s, and the building today houses the Arca Del Ruffureo church.
           
  Wurlitzer Unit Orchestra "Style 135" (courtesy Jeff Weiler)
Wurlitzer Style 135
Wurlitzer Organ Company
North Tonawanda, N.Y. – Opus 946 (1924)
Electro-pneumatic action
Style 135
2 manuals, 4 ranks, 4 tuned percussions, 17 traps, piano console





This organ has a Wurlitzer factory date of November 18, 1924.
           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Bourdon     Pedal 2nd Touch
16
  Flute     Bass Drum
8
  Cello     Kettle Drum
          Cymbal

   

   
Accompaniment (Manual I) – 61 notes
8
  Trumpet     Piano (with mandolin attachment)
8
  Salicional     Snare Drum
8
  Flute     Tambourine
4
  Salicet     Castanets
4
  Flute     Chinese Block
           
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Bourdon
4
  Salicet
8
  Trumpet
4
  Flute
8
  Salicional     Cathedral Chimes
8
  Flute     Xylophone
8
  Vox Humana     Glockenspiel

   

   
General
    One Balanced Expression Pedal  
    One General Tremulant  
    One Vox Humana Tremulant  
           
Effects (operated by pistons)
   
Horse Hoofs Siren Fire Gong
Bird Triangle Steamboat Whistle
Auto Horn Surf Effect Tom-Tom
Fire Gong (reiterating) Train  
     
Door Bell (push button)  
           
Stop Analysis
8
  Trumpet
61 pipes
 
8
  Salicional
73 pipes
 
16
  Flute
85 pipes
 
8
  Vox Humana
61 pipes
 
    Piano
88 notes
 
    Cathedral Chimes
18 notes
 
    Xylophone
30 notes
 
    Glockenspiel
30 notes
 
           
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/8031
     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.

Illustration:
     Kaufmann, Preston J. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. 3. Wurlitzer Style 135 console.