Historic theatre gives piece of histo...

Historic theatre gives piece of history back to Hood River county

There are 2 comments on the KCBY-TV Coos Bay story from Mar 14, 2008, titled Historic theatre gives piece of history back to Hood River county. In it, KCBY-TV Coos Bay reports that:

As it looks to restore its own historic look and feel, a downtown theatre gives back a piece of musical equipment to its original owners, in hopes to help them preserve their own history.

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Eric Schmiedeberg

Nebo, NC

#1 Mar 22, 2008
Just in case there are are those out there who think that the instrument referred to is the Egyptian Wurlitzer organ from 1925, it isn't. The Hood River Wurlitzer was added to the Egyptian organ in 1955 by organ enthusiasts Phil Giles and Loren Minear. The error was in assuming the organ was moved to the Egyptian when it opened.

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#2 Mar 23, 2008
Further evidence of the dismantling of history in Coos Bay. First they basically shut down the historic Egyptian Theatre and then start giving away the contents. Bah! What's next? Auction off the great sculptures in the lobby? I remember when I heard about some art group buying the theatre, my first impression was not a good one. And now I hear about this.

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