The Mighty WurliTzer

Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ

A major change to the original structure widened the Theatre’s old 12-foot-deep stage to 36 feet, and created fly space above the stage to house curtains, lighting and scenery, rehearsal rooms and scene shops. An orchestra pit was constructed at the front of the stage. The pit includes a hydraulic lift to raise the theatre’s Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ to stage level.

The Paramount Center for the Arts Mighty Wurlitzer Organ will be raised and lowered from the orchestra pit by a hydraulic lift at stage left. This organ came from the Paramount in Charlottesville, VA. The Piedmont Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society is responsible for bringing it back to life and singing again in Bristol.