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News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.


Monday, November 17th 2014
As has been reported in the pages (three articles) in the current issue of Theatre Organ, and also on this ATOS website, the organization is beginning to take the first steps toward reorganization following the September retreat in St. Louis. A recent Facebook posting offered some alarming statements, assertions and assumptions that were in error on every front. Social Media being what it is,...more...
Wednesday, November 12th 2014
Following the ATOS retreat in September, the organization is now embarking on several tasks as it moves forward implementing the recommendations from the event. ATOS Chairman Bob Dilworth has appointed the first two committees.more...
Thursday, November 6th 2014
Jack Moelmann has updated the Theatre Organ Journal Index . Wanna find an article on Ann Leaf. View or download the 2015 edition here . If you appreciate Jack's work, let him know .more...
Saturday, September 27th 2014
An Overview of the ATOS Retreat Twenty representatives of the American Theatre Organ Society spent nearly 14 hours over two days in a corporate retreat, held September 20-21 at the Hilton Hotel at the St. Louis airport. Attendees: Board : Chairman Bob Dilworth; Vice-Chairman Bill Coale; Secretary Bob Evans; Treasurer Mike Hutcherson; Jack Moelmann; John Ledwon; Denise Andersen; Michael Fellenzer...more...
Tuesday, May 13th 2014
One of radio's great weekly programs, A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION featuring Garrison Keillor, comes to the Atlanta Fox this coming Saturday, May 17 for its international, live broadcast. Ken Double, the President and CE of ATOS, will be at the console of the great Moller organ, the specific role Mighty Mo will play in the live broadcast is still to be determined. Keillor has featured theatre organ...more...
Friday, March 28th 2014
Jelani Eddington was featured on a post on Gizmodo's Sploid. You can see the feature and comments here .more...
Thursday, February 27th 2014
During the recent mid-year meeting of the ATOS Board of Directors in Atlanta, one major topic of conversation focused on the issue of the Atlanta Convention CD release. Without hesitation, the board determined the recordings must be re-mastered, issues corrected, and the new CDs distributed to those who have purchased the recordings. “There were simply too many errors involved,” said board member...more...
Monday, February 3rd 2014
Doris Edwards Stovall (1934-2014) As a General Manager of a major theatre, she might have been the best friend ATOS and a great theatre organ ever had. Doris Edwards Stovall, former general manager of the Pasadena Civic Auditorium and the Embassy Theatre in Fort Wayne, IN, passed away in Snellville, GA on February 1, 2014. She was 79. A Georgia native, she never lost that famous Southern charm...more...
Thursday, January 23rd 2014
Lakeside High School of the Ashtabula Area City School District is located in Ashtabula, Ohio and opened in 2006. The campus consists of High School, Junior High School, Performing Arts Center and an Athletic complex. With enrollment of 1100 students, Lakeside High is the largest high school in Ashtabula County. With a three member administrative team and a dedicated staff of professional...more...
Wednesday, January 22nd 2014
(from Garden State Theatre Organ Society page at http://www.gstos.org/Jeff_Barker.htm ) We are sad to report that local theatre organist Jeff Barker passed away suddenly on December 31, 2013.more...