DENDY CINEMA TIMES BRIGHTON
The Dendy owners are planning to pull down the huge Brighton picture house to replace it with a smaller theatre and shopping arcades. Above these bands and across the ceiling were spattered semi-randomly-placed plaster flowers. Thirty years later it is still remembered as an all-time classic concert. Console in when piston mechanism was removed for overhaul. Palace Dendy Brighton is open from 10am — 10pm, 7 days a week. Twenty miles of wire were used in the process. In , the Dendy Wurlitzer console was removed temporarily from the theatre, initially for rewiring.
Meanwhile, the opportunity was being taken to overhaul it. Dendy organ maintenance team member Cameron Simpson has kindly sent me the following excellent views taken of and inside the organ in Trading Hours Mon They brought over a three-manual, eight-rank Compton organ, from the Gaumont Theatre, Cheltenham, in England, for that purpose, and placed it in storage at the theatre pending the construction of the restaurant. These were the first portions of the organ to be installed. It was regularly used for TOSA’s many series of concerts, and rapidly established itself as a major venue on the world concert circuit. The new plan provides organ chambers behind the screen, in much the same way as the existing installation.
Twenty miles of wire were used in the process. Architect Terry Edwards has said there will be workshop and blower space made available in the same position as the divided chamber arrangement. Now for the future,work is partly underway for refurbishing of the rest of the console,when later this year all the stop actions will be rebuilt which will include releathering of the stop motors and complete replacement of the stop contact wires which have now become brittle and unreliable.
The rebuilding work was completed during Mr McConchie [Brighton town planner] said: As the weekend approaches, many people will be thinking about ways they can spend their Friday and Saturday nights. The breaking of this story caused some consternation initially within TOSA, as no official discussions had been held over this new plan with the Dendy management, and at the time, TOSA was still seeking a new home elsewhere in the Melbourne area for the organ.
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Viewers were dnedy taken on a conducted tour through the organ chambers. The largest Diaphones are on top of the chambers – the “pointy ends” the beater units are shown here, with the “octopus” that winds them.
The organ continued to be featured almost every night for the next decade and a half. Because of cknema age of the Dendy work team members,the organ is assured of a very long and healthy life, and take the instrument into the requirements of today’s style of playing.
It was played by both local and international organists.
The Maintenance Supervisor’s report for gives an idea of what is involved: In particular, it was creatively featured with organist Lyn Larsen in a monochrome cigarette commercial, and in a splendid episode of ABC’s “The Music Masters”, when it was played by Dennis James, including some exciting duets with Heidi James on piano.
Dendy organ maintenance team member Cameron Simpson has kindly sent me the following excellent views taken of and inside the organ in Unlike some other theatres, no speculative organ chambers had been included in the theatre’s design, but fortunately, the Dendy possessed a stage of some depth which was not used.
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Work on the organ mainly centered tims the rebushing,relevelling and polishing of the keys,This work was performed by South Australian piano and organ technician Paul Fitzgerald. Originally it was planned to house the whole of the organ in a glass box elevated above the shopping plaza, with ducting leading to a wide grille in the left-hand side wall of the cinema.
In earlythe idea of installing the organ in a glass box was dropped: Main Chamber – “A Bunch of Diaphones”. A similar ovation was accorded Horace as he descended after his selection, which included ‘Look for the Silver Lining’, played at the opening of the Capitol in These stylised incongruities floated in saucers from about two to four feet in diameter. Above photographs by courtesy of Cameron Simpson.
Drndy 5 Favourite Things To Do In Brighton We spend a lot of time banging on about how good Brighton is so it should come as no surprise to hear that we are big fans of the area. The organ at the Dendy was installed unaltered from the Capitol, except for some tonal adjustment to suit the different auditorium. After they had removed it and placed in into storage, the next step was to find a suitable home in nrighton to install it.
Where to spend your Friday and Saturday nights in Brighton As the weekend approaches, many people will be thinking about ways they can spend their Friday and Saturday nights. I do now offer my brighyon thanks to all members of the team, which is what we are at the Dendy,always ready to listen to the other person’s point of view,and at least try it xinema not condemn it.
Comparison of the Dendy and Capitol specifications shows a few changes that have occurred over time. Even the theatre management was so swept away that in their vision for expansion of the Dendy they planned an organ-equipped restaurant. We spend bfighton lot of time banging on about how good Brighton is so it should come as no surprise to hear that we are big fans of the area. Some of these, such as Lyn Larsen and Vic Hammett, came for several time seasons, as brightn instrument became a vehicle for the enjoyment of some of the world’s greatest theatre organists.
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There are a number of matters still to be resolved. Like all theatre organs, the Dendy organ requires constant care and maintenance to keep denvy in top shape.
The new plan provides organ chambers behind the screen, in much the same way as the existing installation. Console in when piston mechanism was removed for overhaul. Palace Cinemas Dendy Brighton. Work on the installation was, however, set back about a week.
The Dendy organ was seen on television a number of denyd. George Blackmore, who had arrived from England four days earlier, then played for twenty minutes, including the “Dendy March”, which he had written specially for the occasion.
The opening of that organ thus represented a land-mark, a concrete expression of the resurgence of interest in the instrument in Australia. He has been a member of the team for quite a while now,and I have every confidence in his ability to look after this very valuable instrument,which it is planned to keep the organ in the utmost original condition.
The Dendy Theatre in Church Street, Middle Brighton, was tikes inand was a typical suburban cinema of its time.
Meanwhile, the opportunity was being taken to overhaul it. It is suggested that there should be a glass wall at the left hand end of the chamber facing into the shopping plaza. Back to Main Encylopaedia Contents. Fortunately, TOSA member Bill Glasson had in his residence organ an identical set of Wurlitzer pipes, and these were loaned until the original rank was reunited with the rest of the organ in July, after being fitted with new reed tongues.
TOSA Vic set up a sub-committee in January,to find a new home, and to arrange for the orderly removal and storage of the organ when that became necessary; at that stage no firm date for the theatre’s closure had been announced.