In the California Theatre Pipe Chambers

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Pipe Chamber photo (1) Pipe Chamber photo (2) Pipe Chamber photo (3) Pipe Chamber photo (4) Pipe Chamber photo (5)
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Pipe Chamber photo (11) Pipe Chamber photo (12) Pipe Chamber photo (13) Pipe Chamber photo (14) Pipe Chamber photo (15
The theatre organ has 21 pipe ranks, mostly from the Wurlitzer originally in the Dallas (Texas) Palace Theatre, plus four restored 32-foot diaphones (of 12) from Grauman's Million Dollar Theater on Broadway in Los Angeles. The original organ in the California Theatre had 13 pipe ranks.
Thanks to Edward Millington Stout III (above right) and Dick Taylor (bottom of page, right) for assistance in pipe chambers.
Pipe Chamber photo (16) Left: Inside pipe chamber, swell shutters are open to auditorium

Right: Pipe chamber from in the auditorium. Far right: One may see into pipe chamber from the auditorium with swell shutters open and lights on in the chamber.

Pipe Chamber photo (17) Pipe Chamber photo (18)
Below: Four 32-foot 28-inch scale diaphones installed in 2011
32-foot diaphones (1) hoisting half a 32-foot diaphone 32-foot diaphones installed

  More pipes in the Lobby Organ Pipe Chambers
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