Welcome to our new Piedmont Theatre Organ Society (PTOS) Web Site.
Nosferatu (Silent Movie)October 30, 7:00 pm
THE SILENT SERIES AT THE CAROLINA PRESENTS NOSFERATU
Ron Carter is a sought after theatre organ and silent film accompanist playing in theaters throughout the southeast. He is the theatre organ consultant for Allen Organ Studios of Atlanta, the house organist for both the Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, and the Earl Smith Strand Theatre in Marietta, Georgia. He has been a member of the Strand Theatre Board of Trustees since its inception 14 years ago having served as Board Secretary for 13 of those years. He is also the past Chairman of the Board for Marietta’s Pops Orchestra, Symphony on the Square. Ron is the former President of the Atlanta Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society and a recipient of its 2009 Life Time Achievement Award, the American Theatre Organ Society’s 2009 Honorary Member award, and was recognized by the Cobb County Georgia Cultural Arts Board as Cobb’s 2010 Outstanding Instrumentalist.
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.
SILENT SERIES AT THE CAROLINA tickets are $7 for adults; $6 for students, teachers, seniors & military. Prices include sales tax.
There is an additional $3.50 per ticket web fee for online 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.
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