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GRPM's Mighty Wurlitzer Organ Concert & Silent Film

Friday, October 15, 2021 - October 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Expired)
Grand Rapids Public Museum
272 Pearl St NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504 (616) 929-1700
Cost: Visit grpm.org/organ for full pricing
Event posted by: Grand Rapids Public Museum

Join the GRPM for performances by organist Andrew Rogers alongside the 1923 American silent romantic comedy film, Safety Last! and short film Ask Father. Theater organs were originally developed to provide music and sound effects to accompany silent films. Safety Last! is is still regarded today as one of the great film comedies, and includes famous images from the silent film era. Starring Harold Lloyd, the film’s title is a play on the common expression, “safety first,” which prioritizes safety as a means to avoid accidents, especially in workplaces.


  • In person tickets are $15, with the discounted price of $10 for members.
  • Virtual tickets are $10 per household, with the discounted price of $6 for member households.

In person organ concerts will take place at the GRPM in the Meijer Theater. The Theater hosts 256 seats that will be available on a first come basis, with entrance beginning at 6:30 p.m. for evening shows and 1:30 p.m. for afternoon shows.

Virtual organ concerts will be brought into the homes of ticket holders, with a fantastic screen presentation highlighting the playing the GRPM’s 1928 Mighty Wurlitzer Theater Organ, with various views including an up-close view of playing the keys, along with a full theater view. The virtual Mighty Wurlitzer Organ concerts will be available to watch via a Zoom link emailed to ticket holders the day of the event. Only one ticket link needed per household or group.