ALL PROGRAMS ON SUNDAYS AT 2 PM
Oct. 4, 2015 - Harold Lloyd plays “THE FRESHMAN” and son-in-law in “HOT WATER” (How NOT to drive downtown, especially with Mother-in-Law riding shotgun !
with JIM FORD, Resident Master Theatre Organist providing
original musical conceptions of the hilarious actions!
Nov. 22, 2015 – JOHN LEDWON, Disney Theatre's finest musical Interpreter returns with a wealth of DISNEY'S finest Tunes- plus John WILLIAMS, Leonard BERNSTEIN, The PHANTOM and MORE!
Dec. 27, 2015 "MEL BROOKS" “SILENT MOVIE” the 1970’s Soundless slapstick Film, in full color.. STARS include Bernadette Peters. Mel Brooks, Dom DeLuise, Marty Feldman, Sid Caesar, Burt Reynolds, James Caan, Liza Minnelli, Anne Bancroft , Paul Newman, Marcel Marceau, Henny Youngman. ONE word is spoken! Guess by whom? Need you ASK ?
JIM FORD makes this film NOT so Silent with his stylistic extemporisations.
April 10, 2016 “CHARLIE CHAPLIN MINI- FEST 2” A Night The Floorwalker; The Tramp; The Cure; In The Show
JIM FORD INTERPRETS Chaplin's pre-1919 Comedies
May 15, 2016 OUR NEW RESIDENT ORGANIST NANCY WILDONER featurng Vocalists Randy Messing and Judy Giblin
“POP PIPES SHOWSTOPPERS” & "HOLLYWOOD A to (almost) Z!"
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SEASON TICKETS INCLUDE ALL FIVE PROGRAMS LISTED ABOVE. ALL TICKETS are good for ANY show this season. Exchange umnused tickets for another date at any show time
NON MEMBERS Adults $75, Vets $35, Students $25; Familes(up to 6 adults) $160
MEMBERS (DONORS OF AT LEAST $30 PER SEASON PER ADDRESS OR GROUP )
ADULTS - $50, FAMLIES ( up to 6 adults ) $150 VETERANS (AND THEIR FAMILY'S ) $35 EACH ; STUDENTS $20 EACH. Lower Membership donations also apply.
Adults - $20; Vets and families and Students (any age) $10, Family (up to 6 adults) $60 Member Adults $15 MEMBER VETS, THEIR FAMILIES AND STUDENTS $8. Under 8 years - Free with adult.
Saturday May 16, 2015 7PM Swinging in Spring Aussie style, BTOS Jazz Band, Scott Harrison on organ (Rob Weinberger, Arslan Kachadourian, Ryan Zawel, Michael Wellen, Chris Mann)
Saturday March 28, 2015 7 PM the "KING OF KINGS" Cecil B DeMiille's 1927 Crucifixion story Jim Ford - organist
Sunday, December 28, 2014 Jim Ford- Conceptor and organist. "SILENT FILM FUNNIES
"JACK FROST" (This film was not seen due to projector problems )
“THE INSECTS' CHRISTMAS” (1913) 9” Russian film
“THE CONQUEST OF THE NORTH POLE” (1912) 30" sci-fi/adventure by Georges Melies
“BIG MOMENTS FROM LITTLE PICTURES” (1924) 20” Will Rogers
TILLIE'S PUNCTURED ROMANCE” (1914). 84" Chaplin-- 1st (ever) Full lengt
September 28, 2014 -- GENE ROBERSON with the Johnson City High School Sophisticats pop chorus
July 20, 2014 NATHAN AVAKIAN and the Binghamton High School Steel Drum Band.
April 8, 2014 - BEN HUR with Scott Foppiano at the console
Dec 28. 2013 THE GENERAL with Civil War Re-enactors -- Jim Ford at the console
August 13, 2013 Nathan Avakian -- exclusive engagement
April 13, 2013 CHARLIE CHAPLIN Festival -- Jim Ford -- Joyce jesionowski, guest Lecturer
jAN 6, 2013 THE ARTIST -- Jim Ford World Premiere of thie NEW Silent Film
Nov 10, 2012 . BUSTER KEATON " Sherlock Jr" - Steven Ball Matinee
Nov 10, 2012 SAFETY LAST Harold Lloyd Steven Ball
July 21, 2012 - JOHN LEDWON Disney and Hollywood -Mickey Mouse "Airplane
Oct 23, 2010 Jelani Eddington - Laurel and Hardy Habeous Corpus plus an allmusical program
Mar 27, 2010 WINGS Jim FordDec 5,. 2009 The Snowmanin My Window -- Musical play Claudia kachmarick 0 organ
Dec 13, 2008 THE SNOWMAN IN MY WINDOW - Wiorld Premier as a Musical Play - Richard Van Auken and Claudia Kachmarick organists..
Sep 19. 2009 JIM CHVATAL An Evening of Nostalgic Music.
Sept 20, 2008 KEN DOUBLE - Laurel and Hardy ; the Jersey Boys musical evneing
April 12, 2008 DAVID PECKHAM Buster keaton film
Dec 29, 2007 TWAS THE NIGHT AFTER ( EVERYTHING HOLIDAY ) Richard Van Auken - Savoyards chorus, , Yelverton Dance Studio, Rafael Grigorian Dance studio. Gregory Keeler, Steven nanni Katrina Cox
Aug 25, 2007 IRENE MARTIN Concet honoring Robert and Harries Nash, President of the BinghamtonSavigns bank, sponsor of the Robert-Morton Organ being installed int he Forum
Apr 15,2007 SCOTT FOPPIANO - Musical Evening with Silent Film
Feb 18, 2007 DONNA PARKER - Musical evneing with Chaplins Sunnyside and One AM
Sa Aug 23 2006 Richard Van Auken Musical evening including RHAPSODY in Blue, , 2003 Le Melomane, Melius Le Monstre 1903, George Melies -Voyage ti dans la lune 1920, Transformation, Singalon Feb 11 2006 JELANI Eddington Laurel and Hardy "Should Married men go Home\
Aug 20, 2005 DAVID PECKHAM GRAND RE-OPENING of the Forum Theater's Theater Organ
May 8, 2004 Richard Van Auken, Andrew Meagher - Organists, GRAND REOPENING of the LINK organ at Roberson Museum and Science Center. Girl Shy (Harold Lloyd)
Dec 27, 2003 WORLD'S GREATEST VIOLIN MUSIC Emil Altschuler - violinist, Andrew Meagher, Paul Stapel - organists, Margaret Miler Dance interprettio
OUTLINE OF THE FORUM’S THEATER ORGAN’S HISTORY
The Forum’s Five keyboarded ( including 32 notes of pedal keys) Theatre Organ (originally called a “Unit Orchestra” was built in 1926 specifically to enable a Theatre Organist to create the sounds needed to imitate a pit orchestra which was not affordable in the majority of the movie theatres of the 1920’s. The instrument we have was designed originally for a Denver Theatre (the America) by the Robert-Morton Company of Los Angeles. It eventually found its way, in pieces, to Binghamton in the 1970’s where local engineer George Melnyk and a talented crew of volunteers made the organ look and sound new again. The Binghamton Theater Organ Society’s mission is to preserve the organ, keeping it working and used to show the incredible existing repertoire of Silent Films which started Hollywood’s road to current fame.