About the Atlanta ChapterThe Atlanta Chapter, American Theater Organ Society is a non-profit, educational organization chartered under the laws of the State of Georgia and approved for tax-exempt status by the IRS. The primary objective of Atlanta Chapter and the national organization of which it is a part, is the preservation and maintenance of the surviving theater organs of the world, including the use, understanding, and appreciation of the instrument and the preservation of its literature.
This objective translates into a number of national and local activities which are regarding both culturally and educationally. There are activities for the enthusiast interested primarily performing, or merely in listening to organ performances. There is an annual international convention at which at least a dozen concerts are scheduled among the foremost organists of the day.
Locally, the Atlanta area has a number of opportunities to hear theater organs in performance. The prime instrument in this area is the 4/42 Möller concert organ in the Atlanta Fox Theater. It is played during the annual movie season in the fall and for occasional concerts. The Fox is located at 660 Peachtree St., NW, Atlanta near the intersection of Peachtree and North Ave.
A very fine Page Organ is being installed by the Chapter in Stephenson high School near Stone Mountain. It is the first of only three 4-manual theater organs made by the Page Organ company. There are several pipe instruments and a number of electronic theater organs in the homes of Chapter members. These are frequently in monthly Chapter meetings. When the Page is operational in Stephenson High, it will be used occasionally by the Chapter as a continuing work project.
The Atlanta Chapter is very proud to have been influential in obtaining and promoting a theatre organ project in Americus, Georgia. Americus is about 2.5 hours south of Atlanta. The city moved to restore the historic Rylander Theatre which now contains a wonderful 3/11 Möller Theatre Organ.