All special events during the 2020-2021 Program Year were canceled or postponed due to the Coronavirus.
In lieu of one of our in-person events with the Lexington Chapter of the American Guild of Organists, Lynn Vera created the video “Behold the Theatre Organ!” (at right) to introduce our friends to this magnificent instrument. Thank you to all the very fine local, national and international organists who participated. It was wonderful to have the opportunity to work with you, and we look forward to meeting you in person at a future time!
Past Events - 2019 - CLICK HERE to view
In 2019 we hosted another successful Gala Fundraiser and expanded the scope of our summer concerts:
2019 Kentucky Theatre Summer Classic Movie Series
The year 1939 is often referred to as “Hollywood’s Greatest Year.” The featured movies were STAGECOACH, THE WIZARD OF OZ, GONE WITH THE WIND, SON OF FRANKENSTEIN, and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME.
The organists’ names are included following the title of the movie.
May 22 – PURPLE RAIN* (Benefit for Friends of the Kentucky)
May 29 – STAGECOACH*……..Bill Webber
June 5 – REAR WINDOW……..Tim Jones
June 12 – THE TREASURE OF SIERRA MADRE……Tim Jones
June 19 – THE WIZARD OF OZ………Bill Webber
June 26 – RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK……Tim Jones
July 3 – FIDDLER ON THE ROOF*……..David Pilkinton
July 10 – CHARADE……….Bill Webber
July 17 – GONE WITH THE WIND………David Pilkinton
July 24 – KISS ME DEADLY*……….Brian Hunt
July 31 – SON OF FRANKENSTEIN*……Tim Jones
Aug. 7 – THE GOONIES*……..TBA
Aug. 14 – FOREIGN CORRESPONDENT*………..TBA
Aug. 21 – THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME*…..Bill Webber
Aug. 28 – BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT*………Brian Hunt
Sept. 4 – THE BIG LEBOWSKI………..no organ
* = Series Premiere
2019 Gala Fundraiser Event
The Bluegrass Chapter of The American Theatre Organ Society sponsored a gala event and fundraiser at The Kentucky Theater on Sunday evening, October 6, 2019. Detroit theatre organist JOHN LAUTER gave a mini concert, lead a singalong with words on the screen and accompanied the silent comedy film STEAMBOAT BILL JR. starring Buster Keaton.
We look forward to another gala event in October 2020!