The Nethercutt Collection’s 5,000-piped Mighty Wurlitzer Theatre Organ, third largest in the world, which provides musical narration to the Silent Cinema Society Hand-crank Moving Picture Show.
You are in for a treat, attending an event at The Nethercutt Collection. The show is free but you must be prudent about obtaining tickets. Here’s how:
You can request tickets by phone only.
Call on the specified Wednesday at 4:00 pm sharp.
☎ 818 – 364-6464
The ticket phone line is open from 4pm to 6pm, but it’s
best to call right at 4 pm to ensure you get tickets before they’re sold out — and every performance sells out!
Tickets are free, but you must call in only at this time. You may order up to 4 tickets, and specify which show you wish to attend. Your tickets will be mailed to you unless you request will-call.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR CALLING:
- Dial 818 – 364-6464. If you get a busy signal hang up and redial. (Remember busy signals?) Don’t give up; sometimes it takes 100 dials and up to an hour to get through. Everyone says it’s worth it — besides, the show is free.
- If you get a voicemail prompt just push 0 (zero) and this should put you in queue for the next live operator that picks up the phone. (Remember live phone operators?)
- When a person answers, they will ask you which show you prefer (see showtimes below) and how many tickets (you’re allowed up to 4). They will also ask whether you’ve attended before. They appreciate returnees as well as new guests.
- You can have the tickets mailed to you or held at will-call. (Mailing is better for you because an information sheet is enclosed.)
FRIDAY at 8 pm
SATURDAY at 2 pm and 8 pm
Doors open 45 minutes before showtime. Arrive early to examine the Nethercutt Collection of automobiles and musical instruments prior to the show.
15200 Bledsoe Street
Sylmar, CA 91342
Business or semi-formal attire is appropriate, although there is no mandatory dress code.
Children must be 10 and older.
Projected on a 1909 Powers Cameragraph Model 6,
hand-cranked by Joe Rinaudo.
Music and sound effects by Dean Mora at the Mighty Wurlitzer, the third largest theater organ in the world.
Your host is Kyle Irwin, curator, who will demonstrate the Nethercutt Collection’s automated musical instruments before the show and during intermission.
You may also tour the collection of over fifty classic cars which are on display in a museum setting that recreates the marble and mirrored showroom of an early automobile dealership.
Don’t forget to call on the specified Wednesday at 4pm—
and enjoy the show!