Best Mighty Wurlitzer (2008)


Survivor of the Mad Bomber's 1956 explosions and the Alan Freed­ produced Chuck Berry­Buddy Holly revue the following year, 1928 cinema jewel the BROOKLYN PARAMOUNT THEATRE still holds the world-renowned Wurlitzer Opus 1984 that accompanied Long Island University's basketball games with everything from glockenspiel to machine guns, rising majestic and dreamlike for pre-game and halftime performances. Crippled last year by leaking ceilings, it waits in the Paramount's basement before year-long repairs by the New York Theatre Organ Society.


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