This four manual 1925 Wurlitzer console was restored in the California Theatre.
Originally installed with the 28-rank organ in the Uptown Theatre in Chicago,
it now plays the 21-rank California Theatre organ.
In the top photo the console is on front stage elevator ready for its first pre-movie concert (December 2004). In second photo above console is in the basement where it was played with the opera orchestra in Opera San Jose's performances of Tosca (November 2004) and Roméo et Juliette (September 2006).
Right: David Hegarty, organist, Opera San Jose performance
Organ console in Chicago's Uptown Theatre, 1927
Left:"Second Touch" - click on image for detail photos and description.
Right: Organ console elevated to stage level for pre-movie concert.
Bill Taylor, organist
Above: Looking down on console lowered into orchestra pit
Above: Console detail
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Below: Hoist controls to
raise and lower console
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