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Best Movie Theater Organ New York 2012 - Wonder Morton Theatre Pipe Organ

Wonder Morton Theatre Pipe Organ

Wonder Morton Theatre Pipe Organ

54 Journal Square

Jersey City, NJ 07306

201-798-6055

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There are plenty of variations of the live music-plus-movie equation available to enterprising New Yorkers: Morricone Youth jamming along to the late, great Jean Rollin's Fascination at Williamburg's newish Nitehawk, a deep talent pool of live piano accompanists available for whatever silent revival is afoot. But sometimes, just sometimes, nothing else will do but to hear a 24-ton pipe organ rocking out to Jeepers Creepers. Witness, then, the Wonder Morton Theatre Pipe Organ at Jersey City's historic c. 1928 Loew's Jersey Theatre. Originally installed in the Jersey's sister theater in the Bronx, the Wonder Morton was later dislodged to embark on a peripatetic career traveling between theaters throughout Canada and the Midwest. From Chicago, the Wonder Morton finally returned to the tristate, coming alive in 2007, its painstaking, back-breaking installation part of the ongoing volunteer reclamation of the once-gutted Loew's Jersey, where today it continues to add a bit of jollility and—dare I say it—wonder to every screening. 54 Journal Square, Jersey City, New Jersey, 201-798-6055, loewsjersey.org (07306)

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