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The Windline.

Welcome to the website of the Sooner State Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society. We are headquartered in Tulsa,
Oklahoma, and have our monthly meetings at the Broken Arrow Campus of the Tulsa Technology Center,
4000 W Florence St. (111th St) in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Our meetings are at 7:00 on the third Friday of the month
(unless circumstances dictate another date).

In partnership with the non-profit Circle Cinema of Tulsa, our Chapter is sponsoring 'Second Saturday Silents'
each month at 11:00 in the morning.  Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for kids 16 and under. We are showing silent movies
accompanied by their original 1928 theatre pipe organ. For program information and what is going to be featured on the
next Second Saturday, please visit the Circle Cinema page here or call 918.592.3456 (592.FILM)

Here is a page devoted to the first home of our theatre organ!

In 2007 Videographer James Plumlee of the Tulsa World made a nine-minute video tour of our organ. You can view it here.

Click here to visit the national website for the American Theatre Organ Society.

 In December 2022 we elected our officers for the next two years. They are:
   Rudy Geissler, President
   Bill Rowland, Vice President
   Phil Judkins, Vice President
   Hervey Barbour, Vice President
   Paula Hackler, Secretary
   Phil Gray, Treasurer
   Lynda Ramsey, Program Chairman
   Carolyn Craft, Program Chairman Emeritus
   Joyce Hatchett, Editor/Publisher of the  Windline and Membership Chair

 (L to R: Judkins, Craft, Ramsey, Gray, Geissler, Hackler, Rowland, Hatchett, Barbour)

Our chapter owns a 1927 Robert-Morton 3-manual theatre pipe organ (see picture top of page) that we use for our programs. It was originally installed in the Capitol Theatre in Steubenville, Ohio, then by a circuitous route found its way to Tulsa, where we acquired it and got it installed in the new campus at TTC in the 1980s.

We also have a rebuilt 1901 Kimball grand piano, donated to us by Don and Dee Miller, that used to preside in the Mayo Hotel in downtown Tulsa.

Our members have also restored the 1927 four manual, forty-five rank Kilgen pipe organ at the Performing Arts Center of Tulsa Central High School. At right is the Central High School console.

And our Chapter sponsors the
"Second Saturday Silents at the the
Circle Cinema" in Tulsa each month

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Our programs feature some artists from out of the Tulsa area as well as local organists and usually give time for "Open Console" where members and non-members alike can try out the organ.

Please feel free to come and enjoy our programs, there is no admission charge but donations for organ maintenance and program expenses are appreciated! And, if you would like to subscribe our monthly e-mailed newsletter, the Windline just drop us an email at sscwindline@gmail.com. Or, you can Email us at SoonerStateATOS@gmail.com and we will be happy to add your email address to our monthly program reminder list if you request it as well.


2023 Sooner State ATOS Events


Our Chapter held its December Christmas Party (for members only) and it was an informal evening to have fun and play our organ and piano. There were light refreshments, and election of new officers for our Chapter (see above).


The "Second Saturday Silents at the Circle Cinema" continued into its ninth year in January with a 1922 silent feature "Manslaughter" directed by C. B. DeMille and starring Leatrice Joy.


And our January Chapter meeting was our annual Winter Silent Movie, "The Saphead" starring Buster Keaton, along with a great sing-a-long with the theatre pipe organ.


The "Second Saturday Silents at the Circle Cinema" for February will be a great Harold Lloyd movie:

 


Our March "Second Saturday Silents at the Circle Cinema" will again be our annual "Tom Mix Day." Watch for information here!

 

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