Third Street in Baton Rouge in the 1920's  

 

 

 Columbia Theatre  

 Third Street
  Baton Rouge, Louisiana  

 

 





  Third Street in Baton Rouge in the 1960's  

 

 


- The Columbia Theatre was in later days remodeled, & renamed the Paramount -

 

 



   

A standee at the boxoffice in 1967 showing off the house organist, Dolton McAlpin.

 



Cover photo of theatre organist Dolton McAlpin's Thoroughly Modern Morton, recorded at the Paramount Theatre in Baton Rouge

 



 

The organ at the Paramount in Baton Rouge had an exciting renaissance following restoration by Donald A. May.

After extensive repairs in the chambers, a Robert Morton console was transplanted from the Paramount Theatre in Clarksdale, Mississippi & extensively engineered to provide the utmost flexibility for the organist. Dolton McAlpin, the Baton Rouge Paramount's house organist, released two albums of popular music recorded on the organ.

Listen to Dolton McAlpin performing on the Robert Morton organ at the Paramount Theatre in Baton Rouge!



Console photographs courtesy of Dr. Barry Henry

 



 

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