The Egyptian Theatre organ comes to life

Ben Model has dusted off the pipe organ in the Egyptian Theatre and will play it for the Silent Movies film concert Saturday night, Feb. 2nd. A few tickets are still available, buy them here.

The theatre was built around the organ in the 1920s, and it works almost perfectly. Ben has details in the interview about a quirk he discovered this morning.

The Saturday program begins with a 1922 piece called Grandma’s Boy accompanied by the Boise Phil, and then two movies with Ben playing the organ. He’s a silent film specialist and helped restore one of the pieces featured tomorrow night. More about his work here.