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Wurlitzer Organ in Godalming Regal cinema?

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Ian van Deurne:
Hiya everyone!

I've just heard that the Regal cinema in Godalming, built in 1935 was equipped with a Wurlitzer organ when it was first built. Does anyone know if this is true, or just wishful thinking?  I can remember this building when I was very young but I would never have thought this couldn't be true, for at the time the town must have been far too small for such an expensive instrument to have blended blended een financially viable.

With best wishes
Ian

revtonynewnham:
Hi

There's nothing listed in David Junchen's comprehensive book about Wurlitzer for 1935, and I can't see anything mentioned in lists I have of Theatre Organs by various builders.   The Cinema Treasures website also fails to mention an organ.  I'll post the query on a theatre organ Facebook group and see what the real experts know.

Every Blessing

Tony

revtonynewnham:
Hi

I've asked the question on a relevant Facebook group, and it seems the Regal Godalming never had an organ of any sort.

every Blessing

Tony

Ian van Deurne:
[Thank you very much Tony for taking the time to check this out. I thought it was nonsense, but there again, since this story was told to me by a long term resident of the town, I thought at least that I had better check it out.

With best wishes
Ian.

revtonynewnham:
No problem Ian.  I have the right contacts for that sort of query.

Every Blessing

Tony

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