Senate Theater Marquee

$12,310 of $150k goal

Raised by 194 people in 3 months
Lance Luce  DETROIT, MI
We are the Senate Theater on Michigan Avenue in Detroit.  We are the home of the Detroit Theater Organ Society, and have been here since 1964.  Our theater was built in 1926 and had closed in 1955.  We bought it and have spent countless volunteer hours restoring it. 

The Senate is home to the Mighty Wurlitzer from the Fisher Theater!  This magnificent theater pipe organ has been in the Senate longer than it was in the Fisher, and has provided monthly organ concerts for more than 50 years now!  It is one of the largest Wurlitzers in the world, and is a one of a kind design.

Unfortunately our sign (and the steel structure that holds it up) has rusted over the years and we had to take down the letterboard part, making it difficult to advertise our movies and events.  We need to raise about $150,000 to put up a new letterboard so people know we are open for business.

Any and all donations would be greatly appreciated!  We love our theater and it's Wurlitzer, both gems of Detroit!  Thank you so much for considering a donation to our non-profit "organ"ization!
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Update 4
Posted by Lance Luce
1 month ago
Thanks to you we have passed $10,000! raised so far!
Fantastic progress thanks to your generous donations!!
Thank you!
Our one-of-a-kind Fisher Wurlitzer!!
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Todd Branstner
3 months ago
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You should emphasize a little more clearly that this is the original organ from the Fisher Theater.

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Richard Robbins
1 month ago

Do donations include membership in the society? IF so how much is that?

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David Grauman
3 months ago

For anyone wanting a bit more history of the organ and how it ended up at the Senate, here is a video I produced a few years back. https://vimeo.com/40914302

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Joan Brown
3 months ago

To all-THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!!

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$12,310 of $150k goal

Raised by 194 people in 3 months
Created September 30, 2016
$25
Roseann Micallef
5 hours ago
SM
$10
Sarah Makulski
1 day ago
EM
$15
Elaine Meyer
2 days ago
BJ
$100
Brian Johnston
4 days ago
JW
$10
John Wood
5 days ago
DR
$10
Daniela Ristevska
6 days ago
$10
Alison Chevalier
6 days ago
SP
$30
Sarah Peters
6 days ago
1
1
DF
$50
Douglas Ferrick
6 days ago
1
1
$50
Alan Cavitt
22 days ago

Hope this helps to keep the music alive!

Todd Branstner
3 months ago
1
1

You should emphasize a little more clearly that this is the original organ from the Fisher Theater.

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Richard Robbins
1 month ago

Do donations include membership in the society? IF so how much is that?

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David Grauman
3 months ago

For anyone wanting a bit more history of the organ and how it ended up at the Senate, here is a video I produced a few years back. https://vimeo.com/40914302

+ Read More
Joan Brown
3 months ago

To all-THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU!!

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