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.
Don't miss our last silent film presentation of the year!
Saturday NOV. 30, 2 PM + 7PM:
Dean Lemire at the console
Metropolis tells a big story about a technically advanced Art Deco city that is socially divided. The "upper crust" citizens live in stylish sunny luxury above ground, with their poorer and overworked neighbors slaving in dark caverns below. Social upheaval grows as an evil scientist introduces double trouble with a lifelike mechanical replica of a popular lady leader. Find out how all this comes together - join us for a great classic film accompanied by Dean Lemire, the "Rock Star Of The Hollywood"
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.
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.