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
Now - for a limited time! New memberships are only $25! In an effort to encourage theatre organ lovers to enjoy all the benefits of ATOS membership, new members may now obtain a one-year membership for $25. This special price is also available for those whose membership has been expired for more than 2 years. Enjoy six issues of the Theatre Organ Journal , the ability to attend yearly ATOS... more
Incoming Chairman Dave Calendine discusses ATOS programs and future in his first video update. Please click here to view. more
Read about the daily events at the Annual ATOS Convention in Pasadena: Friday Day 1 Saturday Day 2 Sunday Day 3 Monday Day 4 Encore Day more
Application forms are now available for the 2018 Technical Experience. The event will be August 6 - 9, and takes place again at the working theatre organ restoration workshop of Carlton Smith Pipe Organ Restorations. Carlton Smith, Clark Wilson, and Justin Nimmo will be the instructors. Visit the page here: Technical Experience more
Annual Convention By now many are beginning to pack their bags for the 2018 ATOS Annual Convention in Pasadena, California - being hosted by the Los Angeles Chapter of ATOS. The Convention schedule includes some old favorites and some new venues, along with a great list of performers. The details are available at http://www.atos2018.org/events.html . Check back to this website each day during the... more
We have our winners! They will compete at the ATOS Convention in Pasadena on Saturday, June 30 at Barnum Hall in Santa Monica. Also performing on the 3/17 Wurlitzer will be Alex Jones, the 2017 overall winner. In alphabetical order... Ryan Hardy, 21 years old from Fargo, North Dakota Ryan is a first year student at North Dakota State University majoring in instrumental music education with a... more