It should be noted that the Wonder Morton Organ is owned by the Garden State Theater Organ society - and was rebuilt by the donated time and efforts of the members of that society - led through the process by Bob Martin and a crew dedicated to that organ. This would not have been possible without the donation by Founding member Bob Balfour of the organ itself and a legacy in his will to maintain the organ. So - the organ is officially called the Bob Balfour Memorial 4/23 Robert Morton Wonder Morton Organ.
Experiencing that organ - in a venue designed specifically for that particular model organ - is simply beyond any possible worded review. The theater - which is directly across the street from the PATH train station in Jersey City - is easy to get to from NYC as well. Don't miss this
There are plenty of variations of the live music-plus-movie equation available to enterprising New Yorkers: Morricone Youth jamming along to the late, great Jean Rollin's Fascination at Williamburg's newish Nitehawk, a deep talent pool of live piano accompanists available for whatever silent revival is afoot. But sometimes, just sometimes, nothing else will do but to hear a 24-ton pipe organ rocking out to Jeepers Creepers. Witness, then, the Wonder Morton Theatre Pipe Organ at Jersey City's... More »