A Blast from the Past – Compton Cinema Organ
Show / Display
Thorngate Halls, Bury Road, Gosport, PO12 3PX
This really is a hidden gem because this unique 1934 3 manual Compton Cinema Pipe Organ is usually tucked away unseen behind the stage. But it will be out for you to explore and enjoy for Heritage Open Days. It was originally built to provide music and sound effects for silent films of the 1930s. The chambers contain over 900 pipes and a variety of percussion and sound effect instruments. This is the last of its type still surviving in original working order! A brief history and explanation of the organ will be followed by a viewing of the organ chambers ‘behind the scenes’. Finish this all off with a short but enjoyable recital by one of the Gosport & District Organ Club members.
- Sunday 9 September: 1000 – 1600 Tours as required
No Booking Needed
Tours of the Organ Chambers are not wheelchair friendly. Access is narrow with many foot obstructions
To read a history of the Compton Organ click here