WHEN: Jan. 3 at 3 p.m.
WHERE: UCPAC's Mainstage, 1601 Irving Street in the heart of Rahway's Arts District and easily accessible to major roads and public transportation.
TICKETS: $12; seniors and students $10. Tickets for the screening will be available at the door.
For more information, call the box office at 732-499-8226 or visit the website at www.ucpac.org.
Union County Performing Arts Center and Garden State Theatre Organ Society, Inc. will screen the Harold Lloyd silent film classic "Grandma's Boy" featuring Ben Model at the console of the 2/7 "Biggest Little Wurlitzer" theatre pipe organ.
The 1920 Harold Lloyd comedy short "Number Please?" also will be screened. GSTOS will be distributing information about the chapter and selling theatre organ CDs in the lobby.
UCPAC's original Wurlitzer organ, a superb 1920's-style instrument designed in 1928 for the Rahway Theatre, contains seven ranks of 500 pipes, plus percussives. Because of its enormous sound, though small size, the organ enjoys international renown as the "Biggest Little Wurlitzer" and was the catalyst for the preservation effort that brought the UCPAC to life.
To learn more about the history and restoration of the organ, contact the GSTOS at www.gstos.org.