1929: Folkestone, Savoy Super Cinema

Nieuw weekblad voor de cinematografie, jrg 7, 1929, no 42, 19-07-1929

Standaart 2 manual - 7 unit organ installed for the grand re-opening on Saturday 29th June 1929 (after the desasterous fire of December 13th 1928 which gutted the stage end of the einsma)
Percy Milton was billed -"AT THE MIGHTY STANDAART ORGAN" and the orchestra was condueted by John Russell.
The film shown was "The Burgomaster Of Stilemonde" starring 8ir John Martin Harvey.Seats at 6d 9d & 1/- downstairs and 1/6 and 2/4 Dress Circle.
The organ chamber situated over the proceneum. arch and contained the following ranks:Tibia , Concert Flute, Diapason,Vox Humana, Salicional,Violin Celeste and Saxophone.
Percussions included;-Vibraphone, Glockenspiel, Xylophone and Chimes.
Besides the ususl traps,drums etc. there were such effects as "Wind" and "Rain".
Originally the console was set at the left side of the stage at floor level.
In 1932 a considerable amount of money was spent on the organ and the console was moved to the centre in front of the stage,raised slightiy and glasss panels built around it.


  1. E-Mail d.d. 2 juni 2016 van Kees Bimmel vanuit de nalatenschap van Jan Slingerland.