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The Cat & The Canary – Kimball Organ Silent Movie with Organist Clark Wilson

Thursday, September 19 @ 7:00 pm

$10 – $12.50
Kimball Organ presents Silent Film Series: The Cat & The Canary


Get ready for a night of spine-tingling laughter at the third installment of The Lerner Theatre’s 2024 Silent Film Series featuring the classic gem “The Cat and the Canary”! 

The Lerner invites you for a rollicking ride through the eerie halls of an old mansion as the eccentric relatives of the late Cyrus West gather for the reading of his will. Filled with mysterious twists, comedic turns, and a cat that may or may not be on the prowl, this silent movie promises a delightfully spooky and side-splitting evening. 

Silent movies are anything but silent. Transport yourself into an era where silent cinema reigned supreme as renowned organist Clark Wilson performs this captivating selection live from the historic 1924 Kimball Organ.

Kimball Organist: Clark Wilson

A native of Ohio, Clark Wilson began his musical training at age nine.  While growing up he accompanied numerous stage musicals and was organist at several churches.  At this time, he was listed in “Who’s Who in the Midwest” and “Men of Achievement”. He also holds Life Member status in the International Tri-M Music Honor Society and is listed in “Who’s Who in Executives and Professionals”.

Following several years with the Schantz Organ Company as a reed voicer and tonal finisher.  Clark’s professional playing career began with his appointment to the featured organist post at Pipe Organ Pizza in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  He has since been on the playing staffs at the Paramount Music Palace in Indianapolis, Indiana.  Pipes and Pizza in Lansing, Illinois, and is currently associated with Organ Stop Pizza in Mesa, Arizona, where he is on the organ staff as well as having assisted with the planning and installation of the world’s largest Wurlitzer organ

About the Instrument:

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.


Thursday, September 19
7:00 pm
Cost (plus fees)
$10 – $12.50
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The Lerner Theatre
410 South Main Street
Elkhart, IN 46516 United States
(574) 293-4469

Tickets (plus fees)

General Admission
Adult: $12.50 Senior: $10.00 Child: $10.00

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