NOTE: All Chapter Events and Program Series subject to change without notice – however, we will do our best to inform all ticket holders and members of any foreseeable changes in venue and/or scheduling well in advance of the event date.
Notice: On Silent Movie Nights, .Doors open at 6:00 P.M
On concert only programs, doors open at 1:30 P.M.
My Best Girl-1927
starring Mary PickfordJoe Merrill, son of the millionaire owner of a chain of 5 &10-cent stores, poses as Joe Grant, and takes a job in the stockroom of one of his father's stores, to prove that he can be a success without his father's influence. There he meets stockroom girl Maggie Johnson, and they fall in love. This causes problems, because Mrs. Merrill had planned for her son to marry Millicent Rogers, a high society girl.
Specializing in the creation and performance of silent film scores, Mr. Peck currently is organist for “The Fox Film Series” at San Diego Symphony Hall. In addition to this solo work, he has performed with the orchestra for silent film. Russ is also “House Organist” at the Balboa Theatre in San Diego. His other organ work includes being substitute organist at Saint Columba Catholic Church, guest organist at Trintiy Presbyterian Church in Lemon Grove (on a Wurlitzer Theatre pipe organ he helped install and maintains), and as one of the silent film organists appearing on the Spreckels outdoor organ in Balboa Park, San Diego. Not content with just the organ, Russ is Principal Tympanist for the Tifereth Israel Community Orchestra and does “pick-up” percussion work for the “Imperial Valley Symphony”, the “Coronado Concert Band”, and numerous other bands and orchestras.
Dave Wickerham was born in CA.
He began playing the electronic organ at 4 and had his first pipe organ experience at age 10. His musical education started at age 7. Dave has enjoyed being an Organist at many famous places such as Organ Stop in Mesa, at Pipes and Pizza in Lansing, lL, the Piper Music Palace, the Roxy's Pipe Organ Pizzeria in Las Vegas. He was Curator at the Milhous Collection in FL and currently is Co-Manager-Organist at Crystal Theatre in Crystal Falls. MI.
Ken Double moved from stage, radio and television after 32 years in broadcasting to Music. He put organ lessons of his youth along with his "gift of gab" to work in a new career. The Chicago native now calls Atlanta home. Ken is the President of the American Theatre Organ Society, marrying his broadcast and marketing skills to his long-time love of the Mighty Theatre Pipe Organ.
Ken has performed hundreds of concerts worldwide; and has18 recordings to his credit, including his latest, Let's Play Two, which features two private installations in North San Diego County.
Mark Herman at 27 is one of America's busiest young theatre organists, performing over 30 concerts and silent film presentations each year across the US and abroad. In 2012, he was named the American Theatre Organ Society's Organist of the Year and is the youngest person ever to receive the prestigious honor.
Mark resides in Los Angeles, as President and Tonal Director of the Los Angeles Organ Company, and is an Allen Artist
Movies to be announced shortly
Juan Cardona, Jr. of Newtown, Conn., began piano & organ at age 7 and continued his musical training through college. In addition to his studies he trained and refined his theatre organ skills with Jelani Eddington. Juan is staff organist at the Thomaston Opera House for the last 14 years and the past eight years, the staff organist at the Bardavon Opera House in N.Y. Juan began doing silent film work by accompanying silent cartoons on stage productions. Juan has been the featured artist for five years for the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the ATOS in their "Silents in the House" Film series.
Chicago--1927Based on a true crime story, the movie is about a wild jazz-loving and boozing wife Roxie Hart who kills her boyfriend in cold blood after he leaves her, and how she finagles her way out being convicted.
Greg’s interest in theatre organs and silent films began as a teenager - an interest that would later occupy all of his spare time.
In addition to studying the organ, Greg turned his talents to the art of rebuilding and restoring these rapidly vanishing instruments. An active member of the Theatre Organ Society, Greg has served as our Organ Crew Chief for the last twenty-one years, overseeing the Mighty Wurlitzer in San Diego’s California Theatre (and its later removal). He worked closely with another local organ builder to make the Robert-Morton organ in Symphony Hall ready for the popular Nickelodeon Series and was in charge of the installation of our Chapter’s Mighty Wurlitzer organ in Trinity Presbyterian Church.
Greg makes his home in Rancho Penasquitos with his wife, Cindy, his two daughters, Ashley and Katie and a 3-manual, 19-rank Robert-Morton theatre pipe organ.