Cedar Rapids, city of. Paramount Theater (Paramount Theatre). The Mighty Wurlitzer organ at the Paramount Theater. The organ, installed in the new building in 1928, has 1,000 pipes---ranging from a 16-foot pipe to one the size of a pencil. From the blower in the basement to the top chamber, the organ takes up space on four floors of the theater. In 1969, $28,000 from CRATOS (Cedar Rapids Area Theatre Organ Society) went into its restoration, as much as the cost of the original organ. Circa 1983.
Credit: GAZETTE PHOTO COLLECTION