Trocadero to Troxy: Europe's Largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ

Lindsey
By Lindsey Last edited 86 months ago
Trocadero to Troxy: Europe's Largest Wurlitzer Theatre Pipe Organ
Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Console
Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Console
Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Console - Detail
Wurlitzer Theatre Organ Console - Detail
Troxy Art Deco decor
Troxy Art Deco decor
Trozy Art Deco lights
Trozy Art Deco lights
Troxy upper stalls
Troxy upper stalls
Troxy ceiling
Troxy ceiling
Troxy entrance hall
Troxy entrance hall
Troxy entrance hall
Troxy entrance hall

The art-deco, Grade II listed Troxy held an open day last month on the occasion of installing Europe's largest Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ in its beautiful building.

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.

View the whole set on Flickr.

Last Updated 04 May 2011