Welcome to our new Piedmont Theatre Organ Society (PTOS) Web Site.
Silent Movie: SUNRISE
April 24, 7:00 pm
THE SILENT SERIES AT THE CAROLINA PRESENTS SUNRISE
See the iconic silent movie, accompanied by acclaimed organist Ron Carter LIVE on the Carolina Theatre’s Robert Morton Pipe Organ! Original to the Carolina’s opening night in 1927, the organ is the only remaining Robert Morton Pipe Organ in the state.
Ron has served five churches in a part time capacity as organist/choir director for over 40 years, and is currently part of a team of organists who play for worship services at Marietta First Baptist Church. He is also a retired Commander of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation after serving 38 years in public law enforcement. Ron and his lovely wife of 49 years, Donna, live in Marietta, Georgia and have one son, John, daughter-in-law Julie and two precious grand children, Abby and Jake!
Silent Series at the Carolina tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, seniors & military. Prices include sales tax.
Please note: There is an additional $3.50 per ticket web fee for Internet purchases; call the Carolina Theatre Box Office at 336-333-2605 to avoid those charges. (Tickets are also available at the door.) You can opt to have tickets mailed to you for a $1 postage fee, or you can pick up tickets in will call for no additional charge.
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PTOS is a chapter of The American Theater Organ Society (ATOS). It's purpose is to preserve and maintain the art of the American Theater Organ and to inform and educate the American public about a type of musical instrument that performed a relatively short time in our country's history. The age of the silent movie and the movie palaces that housed them provided a unique environment. Except for a few theatres restored and protected as centers for performing arts, they would surely all be destroyed and forgotten by now.
PTOS owns pipe organs located in the Paramount Center for the Arts, Bristol Tennessee, The Carolina Civic Center, Lumberton N.C. and The Walter Williams High School, Burlington N.C. We maintain, under contract, the Carolina Theater, Greensboro N.C. PTOS is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization and is incorporated under the laws of the State of North Carolina as a not-for-profit educational corporation.
Membership is open to people interested in the preservation and maintenance of the instruments and/or to assist in the presentation of programs for the public. For information, call any of the officers listed. Click on Contact Us
Check out our Events Page and the PTOS News to find out about our current projects and Programs.
Last updated: 02/28/14.