The Wurlitzer was built for the Trocadero Elephant and Castle in 1930. When the Troc closed, the organ was bought by the Cinema Organ Society. It spent 25 years in Edric Hall at South Bank University in Southwark until that was slated for redevelopment in 2004. The organ was dismantled and the search began for a home more suited to its size and grandeur. Fortuitously, the Troxy in its heyday was a sister super-cinema to the Troc so the Wurlitzer should feel right at home – fully restored – in its august and very pretty new venue.
Step back in time. Listen to the Wurlitzer.
All photography by Alexander Baxevanis, with thanks.