Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver by RandallEpp

I was lucky enough to get in on the photographer’s tour (Vancouver Photoexperience group) of the Orpheum Theatre. Vancouver doesn’t have a lot of impressive historic edifices like Quebec, Montreal, Toronto and Winnipeg does, but it does have a few gems, and this is definitely one of them. The Wurlitzer organ (stage right) was originally raised up from the pit using hydraulic pressure. When the performance began it would magically rise up onto the stage, but during the intermission/interval when everyone started flushing the toilets, and thereby depleting the water pressure, the organ sank back down into the pit. They’d have to wait until everyone was back in their seats before raising it up again. Will post a few more photos of the place.

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