About the Lerner Theatre

THE KIMBALL ORGAN AT THE LERNER

The Kimball pipe organ at the Lerner Theatre is one of only three Kimball pipe organs currently installed in its original location.

The 1924 Kimball pipe organ located in Elkhart, Indiana’s Lerner Theatre is one of only three Kimball pipe organs currently installed in its original location. The organ was restored following the 2011 renovation of the theatre which opened on Thanksgiving Day, 1924.

After the restoration, a crew of nearly 20 from Bunn-Minnick Pipe Organs of Columbus, Ohio, spent three weeks hoisting equipment and filling the two pipe chambers with more than 1,000 pipes. The project absorbed nearly 10,000 man-hours for the crew over a year.

 

UPCOMING KIMBALL ORGAN EVENTS

Nov 24
Kimball Organ Series: Sherlock, Jr.

Kimball Organ Series: Sherlock, Jr.

Sunday, November 24 @ 3:00 pm
Organizer: Friends of The Lerner
(574) 293.4469

Get 2019 Kimball Organ Series Tickets

7th Heaven (Feb. 10, 2019)
Laurel & Hardy (May 16, 2019)
The Navigator (Sept. 19, 2019)
Sherlock Jr. (Nov. 24, 2019)
An organ concert and silent movie experience sponsored by the Murphey Family.

Kimball Organ Specifications
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The feature-length movie can be purchased through the Lerner Box Office.

More About The Theatre

HISTORY

On March 31, 1923, Harry E. Lerner, an Elkhart businessman, announced he planned to construct a modern "theatrical palace" on the corner of Franklin and Main Streets
in downtown Elkhart.

RENOVATION

The $18 million Lerner Theatre renovation project was designed, budgeted, and approved by the City of Elkhart in 2008. Construction began in early 2009 and was completed in June 2011.

Kimball Organ

The Kimball pipe organ located in Elkhart, Indiana’s Lerner Theatre is one of only three Kimball pipe organs currently installed in its original location.