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Ellen Theatre - 2/7 Wurlitzer, Style E X (original installation)
Bozeman, Montana
17 W. Main St.
Organ installation timeframe: 1925 - present
 
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Main St., c.1936
 
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Another view, c.1936
 
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c.1937
 
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c.1938
 
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Ellen Theatre interior, Wurlitzer console visible in orchestra pit. Scanned from the album cover of LP "On the Wings of Love" by Ed Pegram, Concert Recording CR-0046
 

Ellen Theatre, c.1940s
 
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Ellen Theatre two-manual Wurlitzer console. Scanned from the album back of LP "On the Wings of Love" by Ed Pegram, Concert Recording CR-0046
 
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c.1920's
 
The Ellen Theatre Wurlitzer (opus #979) was installed as a Style E X (two chambers). It was shipped from the Wurlitzer factory in January, 1925 and is still playing at the theatre.
 
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Ed Pegram working in the chamber. Scanned from the album back of LP "On the Wings of Love" by Ed Pegram, Concert Recording CR-0046
 

W. Main Street, Ellen Theatre on right, c.1930
 
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Main Street, date unknown
 
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July 1976, showing entrance canpoy and marquee in use at that time. Photo courtesy Jeff Fox.
 


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Restored entrance, c.2019. Image courtesy Bozeman Daily Cronicle.
 
According to the Ellen Theatre website, the non-profit group that operates the theatre, Montana TheatreWorks, fundraised $400,000 in 2018-2019 to complete a makeover of the theatre's facade, including reproduction stained-glass entrance canopy, windows and doors.
 
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Ellen Theatre interior, c.2019. Image courtesy Ellen Theatre. Note stage extension covering orchesta pit. It is unknown if the Wurlitzer organ is still accessible.
 


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