Patricia Theatre - 2/4 Robert Morton
Powell River, B.C.
5848 Ash Ave
Organ installation timeframe: 1930 - 1970s
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Patricia Theatre entrance, c.1928
Patricia Theatre auditorium, date unknown. Click for a larger version.
According to the Junchen opus lists, the Patricia Theatre had a 2/4 Robert-Morton installed in 1930. In the auditorium photo above, note Robert-Morton organ console in the orchestra pit. The "sidecar" swell boxes and vertical swell shades are clearly visible on right side of the console. The distinctive three-panel console face suggests that this organ was most likely a Robert Morton Style 39. These organs were designed to fit in the orchestra pit with no architectural pipe chambers required.
Patricia Theatre entrance, c.1945
The PSTOS Bill Bunch/Eugene Nye records indicate that the organ was later removed and installed at Vancouver's First Christian Reformed Church (date unknown) where it was combined with the 2/4 Kimball previously installed there. The Kimball came from CJOR Radio. The combined instrument was later moved to a residence, location and date unspecified.
Patricia Theatre auditorium, c.2013. Baldwin Cinema II electronic organ visible in the orchestra pit. Image courtesy Wikimedia Commons, public domain.