Columbia River
Theatre Organ Society

3439 N.E. Sandy Blvd., #259
Portland, OR 97232


Upcoming Events

Hollywood Silent Film - Phantom Of The Opera (L. Chaney)
October 26, 2019
2:00 PM
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Hollywood Silent Film - Metropolis (2 Showings)
November 30, 2019
2:00 PM
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November 30, 2019
7:00 PM
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Calendar of all CRTOS events

Welcome

CRTOS is dedicated to theatre organ preservation and promotion of this uniquely American instrument. We sponsor theatre organ concerts, silent films screenings, music workshops and theatre organ restoration projects in Oregon and Southern Washington. Click here for more information.

Upcoming Events

Saturday Oct. 26, 2 PM
Phantom Of The Opera (1925)
Martin Ellis at the console

Martin and his score for this film became an annual treat by popular demand. He knows the film intimately, and brings perfectly timed sound effects to add realism to the scenes on the screen. Audiences have been growing annually for this show, advance tickets are suggested.

Reviews:

  • "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is an ultra fantastic melodrama, an ambitious production in which there is much to marvel at in the scenic effects" - The New York Times
  • THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is undeniably Chaney's most famous role. It has inspired five remakes (in 1943, 1962, 1983, 1989, and 1990), numerous rip-offs, and the blockbuster Andrew Lloyd Weber musical. The film is listed by most historians as one of the 10 greatest films of all time. - www.lonchaney.org

About Our Instrument

While previous events at the Hollywood have featured live organ accompaniment, the organ sound itself was digital, powered by large speakers backstage. Now, the sound will once again come from real pipes. The Columbia River Theatre Organ Society has spent thousands of volunteer hours meticulously refurbishing the theater organ, tracking down vintage organ parts and pipes, restoring the original Hollywood organ chamber, and installing electrical lines, wind lines, and a mammoth 15hp organ blower in the basement. Ours is the only pipe organ in a public theatre in Portland.

The Hollywood is located at: 4122 NE Sandy Blvd, Portland, OR 97212.

Free parking for theatre patrons at the Broadway Medical Parking lot (located behind the theatre) during the clinic's non-office hours.

The Hollywood MAX station is two blocks from the theatre.

Pipe Organ Pictures Series

Each of these films presented as they were meant to be experienced - with live organ accompaniment! Every film in this series is complemented by an original score, created and performed live by a professional musician.

The Hollywood organ is dedicated to the memory of Beverly Ruth Nelson and is the result of a partnership between the Hollywood Theatre and the nonprofit Columbia River Theatre Organ Society. It is the only such instrument in a public theatre in Portland.

Tickets are $12.00 at the door of the Hollywood Theatre. Click here to sign up for silent film announcements!