Welcome to the American Theatre Organ Society.
If you are one of our thousands of members, welcome to this site’s resources and enjoy the site. If you are new to our interest in theatre organs, we hope you will take some time to discover one of the music world's unique gems - the Mighty Theatre Organ and its home, the Movie Palace. It's been more than 100 years since Wurlitzer created its first theatre organ, and 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. ATOS is proud to work with more than 55 local chapters across the U.S. and around the world, promoting 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. As always, we welcome suggestions for content that would be useful.
So take a moment. Find an instrument near you. Listen to some wonderful music using ATOS RADIO. or visit one of the many events available around the world listed on our Events List. Be introduced to an artist; or explore our art form's fascinating history and technology. We are delighted you found us.
If not a member, we hope you will join us. Everything you need to do so is right here. Be prepared for what we like to call a musical "WOW!" moment. Get set for the mighty theatre organ and ATOS. Welcome again!
Chairman of the Board
Christmas 1956The ATOS Directors, Staff and Volunteers thank you for your participation and support. We wish all a Merry Christmas and the best of holiday wishes to all. As 2017 comes to an end, I am again looking back at a year of wonderful visits and exchanges with ATOS members, listening to some of the many wonderful theatre organs and organists playing today, thanks to the efforts of our many ATOS Chapters... more
Summer Youth Adventure2017 Annual Fundraising Campaign – ATOS Needs Your Help DONATION INFORMATION Please make a contribution to the 2017 American Theatre Organ Society Fundraising Campaign. Your contributions today will have direct impact to help ATOS “keep the music playing”. ATOS is an IRS approved non-profit organization. Donations to ATOS can be tax deductible to the extent permitted by law. You and your fellow... more
The month has been busy in several ways including personal travel and ATOS efforts. ATOS Radio The ATOS Radio caretaker, Steve Worthington, reports that we are seeing continued use of the internet radio service. Work is continuing to optimize the server’s resources and address reports of data dropouts. The latest efforts appear to have solved a dropout problem. Steve reports we average somewhere... more
The month of September saw several happenings of interest to everyone. ATOS Board Activities During the September 2017 ATOS Board meeting, the Board of Directors appointed Ken Double to Chair this year’s Directors Nominating Committee. Ken is busy preparing this year’s nominations campaign in support of an election late in the winter months. Watch the next ATOS Journal for Ken’s Committee’s... more
Prepare now for the 2018 Pasadena Convention June 29 (Friday) - July 3 (Tuesday) After-Glow Registration information and venue/artist information will appear in the January/February 2018 issue of Theatre Organ Journal. Convention Information more
Fall is arriving. Here are some notes regarding the theatre organ related to ATOS and its activities. Beginning Fall Program Season As many members are aware, September begins the programming year for many Chapters and affiliated organizations. If you have not visited the ATOS Events List, please check here: http://atos.org/events-list If you are responsible for events and publicity, please make... more