Orange Daily News
February 9, 1929
Theater Pipe Organ Arrives, Work Being
With the arrival of the $17,000 pipe organ, work on the Eltiste theater,
which has been leased to a motion picture chain, was rushed today in an
effort to complete the playhouse within the next 60 days.
Arrival of the organ was announced by A. B. Crawford, who has been
appointed manager by C. L. Langley, lessee. Crawford said the instrument
will be stored until the organ loft is rushed to completion, probably
late next week.
Work on the playhouse is progressing at an encouraging rate and Crawford
predicted that the house would be ready for its grand opening within the
next two months.
There is a possibility that the program may be delayed for the
installation of vitaphone equipment, with which the local house is to be
Meanwhile, Crawford is laying plans for a gala opening, which will be
featured by the personal appearance of film celebrities and the
presentation of outstanding theatrical attractions.