RKO Dyker Theatre - Brooklyn, N.Y. (photo: Cinema Treasures)
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RKO Dyker Theatre


525 86th Street
Brooklyn, N.Y. 11209



The RKO Dyker Theatre, originally planned as the 86th Street Theatre, opened on November 26, 1926. Architect Matthew W. Del Gaudio designed the 2,142-seat theatre that cost $400,000.

After the Dyker closed in the 1970s, the building was converted into retail space.
             

  Marr & Colton Organ (1926) in the RKO Dyker Theatre - Brooklyn, N.Y. (photo: AJWB Collection)
Marr & Colton Organ Co.
Warsaw, N.Y. (1926)
Electro-pneumatic action
3 manuals, 11 ranks


           
Pedal – 32 notes
16
  Ophicleide
  Bass Drum
16
  Tibia     Kettle Drum
16
  Bourdon
  Cymbal
8
  Phonon Diapason
   
8
  Tuba
  Orchestral to Pedal
8
  Clarinet
  Accomp. to Pedal
8
  Flute
  Solo to Pedal
8
  Cello      

   

   
Accompaniment (Manual I) –- 61 notes
16
  Tibia
  Wood Block
16
  Contra Viol (TC)
  Tambourine
8
  Diapason     Castanets
8
  Tibia
  Snare Drum – Soft
8
  Concert Flute
  Snare Drum – Loud
8
  Viole d'Orchestre
  Triangle
8
  Tuba Sonora
   
4
  Diapson–Octave     Solo to Accomp. 4'
4
  Flute
  Solo to Accomp. 8'
4
  Viol
  Solo to Accomp. 16'
4
  Viol Celeste
  Orchestral to Accomp.
4
  Clarion
 
  Harp
  Accompaniment 2nd Touch
  Xylophone
16
  Tibia
  Orchestral Bells
8
  Tuba
  Tom Tom
8
  Diapason
         
Solo (Manual II) – 61 notes
16
  Ophicleide
4
  Gambette
16
  Tibia
4
  Viol
16
  Bourdon
4
  Viol Celeste
16
  Contra Viol (TC)
4
  Flute
16
  Vox Humana (TC)
4
  Clarion
8
  Tibia
4
  Vox Humana
8
  Diapason
2 2/3
  Twelfth
8
  Flute
2
  Piccolo
8
  Viole di Gamba
1 3/5
  Tierce
8
  Viole d'Orchestre
  Harp Celesta
8
  Viole d'Orchestre Celeste     Xylophone
8
  Tuba Sonora     Glockenspiel
8
  Clarinet
   
8
  French Horn
  Solo to Solo 4'
8
  Kinura
  Solo to Solo 16'
8
  Vox Humana
 
5 1/3
  Quint
  Solo 2nd Touch
4
  Kinura
16
  Ophicleide
4
  Octave
8
  Tibia
4
  Tibia
8
  Tuba
           
Orchestral (Manual III) – 61 notes
16
  Vox Humana (TC)
8
  French Horn
8
  Tibia
8
  Clarinet
8
  Flute
4
  Flute
8
  Viole di Gamba
4
  Viol
8
  Viole d'Orchestre
4
  Kinura
8
  Viole d'Orchestre Celeste
  Chimes
8
  Tuba
   
8
  Vox Humana     Solo to Orchestral 8'
8
  Kinura      
   
   
Tremulants (2)
    Main      
    Solo      

   

   
General
    Balanced Expression Pedal – Main
    Balanced Expression Pedal – Solo
    Crescendo Pedal

             
Sources:
     Cinema Treasures web site: http://cinematreasures.org/theaters/3873
     Junchen, David L. Encyclopedia of the American Theatre Organ, Vol. I. Pasadena: Showcase Publications, 1985.
     WF Collection. Specifications of Marr & Colton organ (1926).

Illustrations:
     Cinema Treasures. Exterior (1970).
     WF Collection. Console of Marr & Colton organ (1926).