Great pipes

    Imagine a time when movies had no sound.  The 1920’s were the silent movie era.  One of the ways you were put in the mood for the picture, was through the theatre organ.  First Experience steps back in time where one of those famed movie organs now calls the John Dickenson High School home.

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    You can find more information about upcoming concerts and events by visiting the Dickinson Theatre Organ Society website.

    We have more we couldn’t show you in this First Experience piece.  We have the complete Laurel and Hardy film that you saw in the story and a selection of songs we chose while shooting the story, the theme music from the Three Stooges and Star Wars.




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