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Theatre Organ Society of Australia (SA Division)

Theatre Organ

About TOSA (SA DIVISION)

TOSA [SA] Inc. is a non-profit organisation consisting of over 300 memberships. Our aim is to preserve and promote theatre organs and theatre organ music. This is done through presenting theatre organ music to members and the public at:
Many members volunteer their services to the Society & our Capri Theatre. The theatre is fully owned and operated by the Society as a commercial cinema and houses our 4/29 theatre organ, which is mainly a Wurlitzer. Our other organ, a 2/12 Wurlitzer, formerly located in Wyatt Hall, Pulteney Grammar School, Adelaide, is now being re-located. The Capri Theatre was opened in 1941 as the Goodwood Star Theatre.
TOSA purchased the theatre in 1978 and has gradually renovated and restored much of the theatre to its 1941 Art-deco/Moderne style. The inaugural concert of the theatre organ was on Saturday, 2nd April, 1983.

TOSA Membership Benefits

Free Club Nights, on the second Monday each month, which are mainly entertainment.
Discounts to TOSA concerts.Discounts to film sessions at the Capri Theatre.
Monthly newsletter with theatre organ news, concert reviews etc.
The privilege of playing on our theatre organ.TOSA concerts, usually on a Sunday afternoon at 2.00 pm at the Capri
TOSA club nights the second Monday of each month at 7.15 pm;
Play the Theatre Organ at the Capri Theatre.film sessions at the Capri on Tuesday, Friday and Saturday nights special events when a group hires the Capri for fund-raising
National Festivals with other Australian Divisions.

Capri Theatre Organ History

The Capri Theatre ‘Wurlitzer’ Organ was installed 1983. It has been progressively installed with pipework in glass-fronted chambers, making it unique in the world as a theatre organ installation. The Inaugural concert of the ‘Wurlitzer’ was held on the 2nd April 1983 at the Capri, with 4 keyboards and 13 sets of pipes (ranks). By 1994, there were 25 ranks (sets of pipes), making it the largest Theatre Organ in the Southern Hemisphere.

To download a TOSA Membership application form, click here