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The Wurlitzer Organ is forever associated with the heyday of silent films. Now after a five year fund raising and restoration project a fully functioning Wurlitzer is to be unveiled at the Royalty Cinema in Bowness on Windermere.
The large pipe organ was built in 1927 for a theatre in Cleveland Ohio and shipped to London in the thirties where it fell into disrepair.
But after years of careful restoration it's now back in a setting where it belongs.
Andy Burn reports.
A large Wurlitzer pipe organ dating back to the early years of silent film has been fully restored and installed in a cinema in Bowness on Windermere.
The organ which was shipped to England from the USA in 1934 is now in the Royalty Cinema after a five year restoration project.
The instrument was built in 1927 and originally installed in the Almira Theatre, Cleveland, Ohio.
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A rare Wurlitzer organ has been fully restored in Bowness on Windermere, it's thought to be one of only two working in the whole of Eurore
A Wurlitzer pipe organ dating back to the years of silent film has been fully restored and installed in a cinema in Bowness on Windermere.