SATURDAY AUGUST 29 at 1pm —
Jelani Eddington (USA)
SAVE THE WURLITZER ! **
After 32 years of
calling the Hollywood Cinema in Avondale "home", we have been
instructed to have the Wurlitzer pipe organ removed by September 30 as the
building is on the market to be sold.
So in an urgent
bid to raise sufficient funds to have this historic pipe organ removed and
safely stored pending a new home, we are presenting this second show
featuring Jelani Eddington, the USA's leading exponent of this musical art
will be presenting a short program of music that will showcase just how
versatile an instrument the Wurlitzer organ really is! The show will
feature the Main theme from "Star Wars" and other popular movie
themes, some hits from today and a short silent movie comedy, this
demonstrating the original reason for the Wurlitzer Company building these
amazing pipe organs.
"Farewell to the Hollywood" show with Jelani Eddington on Sunday
August 30, will feature a different program of music. That show is almost
Tickets for the
"Fund Raiser" show will be on sale at the door on the day from
12.15pm OR prepaid bookings are available if you'd like to be assured of a
PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START
TIME OF 1pm.
Please support this event and help us to
save this much-loved Wurlitzer pipe organ!
For pre-paid bookings only contact
(09) 522 8944 (payment by cheque
or internet banking)
SUNDAY AUGUST 30 at 2pm —
Jelani Eddington (USA)
FAREWELL TO THE HOLLYWOOD! **
The Hollywood Cinema in Avondale that has
been home to Auckland's historic 1926 Wurlitzer pipe organ for 32 years, is
on the market to be sold as "land & buildings" only and we
have been instructed to remove the Wurlitzer organ by September 30!!
If you have ever seen the Town Hall pipe
organ, you will know that we are not talking about a keyboard and some loud
speakers. The Wurlitzer is of a similar size but with the addition of a
large percussion section of drums, cymbals,
glockenspiels etc and will be a monumental task
to dismantle, find storage for and then hunt for a new home. This has been
heart-breaking news for the Trust that has cared for and promoted the
instrument for so many years to 200-300 loyal supporters.
So sadly, failing a miracle that saves
the Hollywood, all our remaining 2015 shows are cancelled and this show will
be the last at the Hollywood Cinema.
...and what a fine way to finish, with
arguably the finest concert performer today and a frequent visitor to
Auckland - the USA's Jelani Eddington.
Jelani is a true
consummate musician and over the years, he has become a much-loved
entertainer to Auckland audiences, since his first visit in 1996 at the age
program that will feature music for all tastes, from the classics, movie
& TV themes, the 20s & 30s, and right on up to today – “Pops on
Pipes” this certainly is!
to Say Goodbye!
great end to 32 years music-making at the Hollywood Cinema!