The Rochester Theater Organ Society is over 50 years old. It all began as Rochester, New York’s last movie palace was being destroyed and a group of theatre organ enthusiasts took the initiative to save the RKO Palace’s four manual and 21 rank Wurlitzer instrument. That effort and subsequent Society events have created many memories of past events.
Today’s technology allows for the documentation or events using videos with stereo sound. We are please to be able to offer memories of some of the music RTOS has offered through the creation of a YouTube video channel. To review these, click here.
During a number of events, photographs have been collected to document the event’s activities. Below are several that have been created.
RKO Palace Closing
With the closing of the RKO Palace, RTOS purchases the Wurlitzer theatre organ and moved it to the Auditorium Theatre, East Main Street, Rochester, NY. Just prior to closing a number of color slides were taken. Click on button to right to few a few examples.
RTOS 50th Anniversary
To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Rochester Theater Organ Society, a weekend celebration was held. By clicking on the button to the right you can review that event’s information and images.
ATOS 2019 National Convention
During 2019 the Rochester Theater Organ Society hosted the Annual Convention of the American Theatre Organ Society. A review of that 6 day event can be see by clicking on the button to the right.
May 2016 Bus Trip to Erie
In May of 2016 the Rochester Theater Organ Society make a bus trip to Erie, PA. Click on button to the right to view the photo essay of the trip.
April 2015 Bus Trip to Elmira
In April of 2015 the Rochester Theater Organ Society chartered a Bus to make a visit to the Clemens Center in downtown Elmira, NY. Click on the button to the right to review images of that trip.