Cinema Organ Society

The Cinema Organ Society (COS) was founded in 1952 by Hubert Selby and Tony Moss for those interested in organ music as entertainment. The aim of the society is to preserve and promote the presentation of these wonderful instruments for the enjoyment of existing and future generations.[1]

Cinema Organ Society
TypeNon-profit organization
PurposeTo promote high standards of theatre organ performance, presentation and technical skill.
Region served
United Kingdom
John Mann
Main organ
General Committee
WebsiteOfficial Website

It is for everyone interested in organ music as entertainment, with the emphasis on the cinema or theatre organ.[2]

The COS[3] is organised into a number of districts around the UK, each with its own 'adopted' cinema organ.

  • Northern District Wurlitzer, Victoria Hall, Saltaire. Originally installed in the Gaumont Cinema, Oldham, Lancashire, 1937. 3 Manuals, 11 Ranks + Midi Piano
  • Midlands & Wales District Compton, Hampton-in-Arden, Fentham Hall. Originally installed in the Tower Cinema, West Bromwich. 3 Manuals, 11 Ranks, Melotone, Digital Piano
  • Southern District maintains the largest Wurlitzer ever imported to Europe from the US.[4] Now fully restored and installed in Troxy,[5] East London, it was originally installed in the Trocadero, Elephant & Castle, London. 4 Manuals, 25 Ranks, Piano
Northern District Wurlitzer
Midlands and Wales District Compton
Southern District Troxy Wurlitzer

See also


  1. "COS Website". Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  2. "". Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  3. "COS Website". Archived from the original on 7 August 2013. Retrieved 25 August 2013.
  4. "Troxy Wurlitzer". Retrieved 2016-03-06.
  5. "Troxy - Home to Astonishing Events". Troxy. Retrieved 2016-03-06.