News about ATOS and the world of Theatre Organ internationally.

Saturday, January 17th 2015

Do you live (and bank) outside the United States? If so, this is important news.

United States banks have begun changing the manner in which foreign checks are handled, including substantial increases in costs for processing those checks. In some cases, the new fees exceed the amount of the check!

Friday, November 21st 2014

It was an experiment that proved successful.

After many years of the popular Summer Youth Adventure, once again ATOS was asked by the adult players among our members, “Hey, where’s our program like that?”

Friday, November 21st 2014

I am home, getting ready to enjoy Thanksgiving with friends in Atlanta, and reflecting on the better part of the past 30 days spent on the road. Lots of things to reflect on, including:

  • One new Chapter (Old Dominion, Richmond VA) going strong and one potential chapter to be added
  • A pledge from people who make things happen there to renovate the Mosque organ in Richmond (now the Altria Theatre)
  • Progress on the historic Byrd Theatre Wurlitzer as work progresses and fundraising continues
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, quite a bit of commentary followed.

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.

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.

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.

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 in many of his "road" broadcasts from great theatres with instruments available.

Check local listings for the time and the NPR station in your area carrying A PRAIRIE HOME COMPANION.

Friday, March 28th 2014

Jelani Eddington was featured on a post on Gizmodo's Sploid. You can see the feature and comments here.

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 and artist Jelani Eddington. “ATOS should not be presenting this product as a representation of the great performances of the Atlanta convention.” The board unanimously agreed.