Welcome one and all to the ATOS website
For those that are new to the theatre organ world, welcome. I hope that you will take some time to browse around the various pages of our website to discover more about these amazing instruments. Many of these instruments are approaching a century old! Not only is the music grand, but the theatres that many of them are housed in are absolutely gorgeous.
While here, learn about the Mighty Wurlitzer, Barton, Kimball, Robert-Morton, Page, and other companies that created thousands of instruments. The theatre organ is a very versatile instrument, not just for accompanying silent movies. There are also theatre organs in restaurants, skating rinks, dance halls, and arenas.
ATOS has several chapters throughout the U.S., as well as around the world. We work on promoting the instrument, encouraging chapters and theatre to present concerts and silent films, develop young artists and technicians, teach restoration techniques, and most of all, have fun with the instrument and the music.
Enjoy your time here. Find an instrument in your area. Enjoy listening to the wonderful music playing on ATOS RADIO. Visit one of the many events available around the world. Many of these can be found on our Events List.
I hope you enjoy the music, and if you are not a member, I hope you will join us as we celebrate this wonderful instrument. We have lots of great information here regarding this instrument. Enjoy the sites and sounds of the mighty theatre organ!
Chairman of the Board
The ATOS Chapter Showcase is the annual opportunity for Chapters to communicate to our membership and others their initiatives that inform, present and preserve theatre organs, as well as promote use of the instruments. The Showcase provides each of our Chapters a chance to illustrate their efforts toward these goals to the world of cyber space, at little or no additional expense! Presented at... more
Pasadena Convention CD Set The 2018 Pasadena Convention 2 CD set features 12 incredible instruments and 13 phenomenal artists, in 32 selections from the convention concerts. Hear some of the world's most iconic theatre organs - including the former San Francisco Fox 4/36 Wurlitzer now installed in Disney's El Capitan Theatre, the famous Old Town Music Hall Wurlitzer, the incredible 4/74 Wurlitzer... more
Greetings and Happy New Year! As your vice chairman and chair of the awards committee, it is my pleasure to begin working on this year’s list of awardees. Anyone wanting to make a nomination should send that candidate’s nomination to t.gibson [at] atos.org as soon as possible so their name can be considered. The categories are: Hall of Fame. This is the American Theatre Organ Society’s highest... more
Donate OnLine NOW Dear Friend of ATOS, I am writing to you today for two reasons: first, to thank you for your financial support in the past and, second, to ask you to continue — and perhaps increase — your support this year. Why do we ask for money? The answer is very simple. Annual dues alone do not cover the costs of the wide variety of programs we undertake to promote the theatre organ and... more
In 2011, the American Theatre Organ Society entered into a partnership agreement with the University of Oklahoma which established the Theatre Organ Archive and Library at the American Organ Institute . What was the collection of historical material, recordings, letters, and more thus found not only a new home, but received the benefit of serious archival attention. The ongoing care, restoration... more