Welcome to the American Theatre Organ Society.
If you are one of our thousands of members, welcome back and enjoy our site. If you are new, we hope you will take some time to discover one of the music world's unique gems - the Mighty Theatre Organ. It's been more than 100 years since Wurlitzer, Barton, Robert-Morton, Kimball, and dozens of other companies created thousands of instruments, made to accompany silent films, and fill majestic movie palaces with glorious music. With 70 local chapters across the U.S. and around the world, ATOS promotes the instrument, presenting concerts and silent films, developing young artists and technicians, providing scholarships, and most of all, having a lot of fun in the world of music. If not a member, we hope you will join us. Welcome!
Tampa, Florida is the site of the 2017 annual ATOS convention, featuring the Mighty Wurlitzer in the beautiful Tampa Theatre. The main convention will run July 3 - 6. Two ENCORE events take place on July 7 & 8. more
On Sunday March 19th at 2:00 pm, the Chicago Area Theatre Organ Enthusiasts (CATOE) is hosting a public open house at the Arcada Theater. The open house will include a demonstration program on the theater’s Geneva/Marr and Colton theatre pipe organ. more
Former ATOS Board Member, longtime ATOS member and supporter, and pipe organ owner John DeMajo recently wrote a post to the Theatre Organ-L chatroom. It posed the serious issue of the growing number of instruments needing homes, and what ATOS is doing about this problem. more
It’s Great To Know that so many of you have already decided that Tampa is THE place to be this summer for the 2017 ATOS Annual Convention. So much to enjoy! The Sumptuous Surroundings of the atmospheric Tampa Theatre, and its Mighty Wurlitzer hosting the likes of Wickerham, Rhode, our young competitors and more! Scintillating Silent Film Fun at the historic Polk Theatre in Lakeland with Clark... more