Just saw The Black Cat, so much fun I loved it. Will be coming back, great for October fun! Thank YOU!!
If you're into ragtime, this is the weekend to be at Old Town Music Hall. You won't be sorry. You'll be happy, very happy.
We love Ol Town Music Hall. It is a trip to a fabulous past. Love the organ the movies the theater. It is a treasure.
Loved "The Dustbowl Revival" concert last week. It was terrific as usual.
We are so fortunate to have such a wonderful resource as the Old Town Music Hall in the South Bay!
I would like very much to come sometime and play your mighty Wurlitzer pipe organ, Because Pipe organs are my hobby now and pipe organs have fascinated me ever since I was a kid. I hope to come sometime and also see a silent film accompanied by the organ
The Old Town Music Hall is a magical experience in every way. From walking through the front doors into the golden-ceiling'd lobby with vintage Hollywood photos adorning its walls, to the exquisite theatre (that practically makes you faint from its beauty when you walk in for the very first time), from the organ concert to the sing-a-long, from the feature films to the concerts... there is nothing like it anywhere. The experience you share with friends and family and other audience members is something we need more of in this world. Thank you to Bill Field, and all the volunteers who keep this treasure going.
Looking forward to moving soon to southern California and visiting your theater
What a line up of shows! BROKEN BLOSSOMS in a gem and should be seen by everyone. Skip the talkie remake. This silent is perfect in every way.
I just saw "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes", today-it is wonderful! So many thanks to Bill Fields for his extraordinary organ playing, and for John's new composition! So entertaining. Keep this place going-it is great.
I love coming to the Old Town Music Hall! I think I first visited the theater when I moved to L.a. in 2007, although my boyfriend had been going since the 1990s. New Year's Eve shows are always special, but it's great to have the theatre open every week presenting a mini organ concert, a sing along, comedy shorts, and a feature film. I'm grateful that the theatre exists, that Bill Field has carried on for so long, and that a new flock of young people are around to help keep it going for many more years to come.
This little theater is the best kept secret in California. The concerts here are top notch and an extreme value. When you turn on Richmond your car suddenly turns into a time machine that directs you into the theater of the past. A "Mighty Wurlitzer" is played for your enjoyment. Anyone can go see a modern movie but where are you going to go to see a silent movie accompanied by a theater pipe organ.
Had a really fun time at the New Years Eve show. Great live music. Cool old film, TV and music clips topped off by Buster Keaton!
What a schedule of movies and events for January 2016! Here in Maine in the snow I cannot attend but enjoy reading all about the films snd live music presented there. Keep up the good work and best wishes for a successful New Year at the OTMH. - Douglas
Looking forward to New Year's Eve.
I really love this theater, especially the live organ.
Most enjoyable time. Great Mothers Day Outing. Thank you:-)♡
So excited to learn about your organ and venue. We are members of the Ventura Model Ts and we think it would be an excellent trip for our group to come down for a matinee! Congratulations, and Thank you for maintaining this magnificent piece of music history! Joan and Darryl Erickson!
As a 20-something that often feels like I was born in the wrong decade, Old Town Music Hall provides me with an escape to the past I can't find anywhere else. I have been here many many times in the past two years since moving close by and I can't thank you enough for keeping this wonderful age of music and film alive and well. Thank you!
What a happy surprise to see you and the OTMH and Wurli on CBS. I met you and Bill Coffman in 1962 when attending the ATOS convention with Buddy Nolan. He played at the Woodcarver\'s Shop as part of the convention. Bud and I produced concerts on the Embassy Page after getting it playing well again. The resulting interest in the organ led to the purchase and restoration of the Embassy Theatre. Last Sunday evening was the annual Nolan Memorial Concert with Ken Double playing. The event celebrated the completed console restoration by Carlton Smith. The organ is in fabulous shape - Nolan would be very pleased. Best Wishes
Hello Old Town Music Hall! I am inquiring about your availability to host private events? You have a beautiful venue. Thank you for your time and help, I look forward to hearing back from you. Best regards, Will Gentry Strathspey Crown/ALPHAEON
Wonderful site. Just subscribed. Plan on heading to Southern California in September and will come to El Segundo on my way back from Palm Springs.
Visited on May 8th and saw "The Little Princess" plus the 'shorts'. Really enjoyed the evening with two friends, one I served with in the US Army in Viet Nam and have been long time friends. While in Viet Nam was stationed in Saigon at MACV Headquarters and was one of the theater projectionists so this was a return to former times, 1968/1969. Living in the Cleveland Ohio area we are fortunate to have many surviving theater organs including in the Playhouse Square theaters that date back to the silent film era. They are part of the legitimate theater complex in downtown Cleveland which is the largest outside of New York City so we are told. Very much enjoyed the organ concert and other musical instruments that you have, great that they all play! Was a great vacation event and I surely will return when visiting the Southern California area in the future.
I remember visiting this marvelous little theater with my Dad - in the 60's? 70's? It was a hidden gem; I'm so glad it's still running! My Dad is no longer with us, but I hope to share his enjoyment of the Music Hall's music and movies with my daughter and son this summer. Being in the theater with my Dad was like getting a glimpse into his childhood; thank you for being here so I can pass on the joy to my kids!
Hi everybody, Thank you for all the wonderful memories of playing music at OTMH. (Although Bill C. did end up banning me for doing my solo version of "The Simpsons"... Oh well! LOL) Cheers, Andy
I visited your wonderful picture palace six or seven years ago. It really is great, the atmosphere when the mighty organ plays and the sing a long begins is something else. I'm back in El segundo right now, and I'm now looking forward to seeing Charlie Chaplin in the Gold Rush.
The late 1960's I wandered into the not yet completed OTMH asking for a job. As I was only 11years old, I was not yet employable so the Bills gave me a job! I would learn the theater organ and its inner workings in exchange for providing usher services and general labor. Thus began a very successful and rewarding career as a theater organist playing all over the USA for silent pictures. I love and honor Bill Feild and Bill Coffman, thank you so much!
Visiting to the Old Town Music Hall is like visiting a history book-- except you also get to actually experience what the past must have been like, not just read about it. The whole experience is magical, from the Mighty Wurlitzer playing in the darkened room to the nostalgic movies that are played every weekend. There is nothing better than going to the Old Town Music hall on an autumn evening (or any season, really!) when it's blustery outside, and the moment you step inside, you are filled with such an indescribable warmth. It's really a beautiful experience!
Old Town Music Hall is a true gem and keeps alive the movies and music of yesteryear. Stepping through the doors of the theater is stepping into another time and place. Thank you.
Thank you Bill Field and Bill Coffman for all the entertainment, education, fun, and for the escape from a world that sometimes feels overwhelmingly modern. Old Town Music Hall is a special place -- my mom met my stepdad there, and when I was in high school I met a USC Film School professor after playing piano there, setting the course of my career. This little theater has certainly changed lives. Maybe it’s the macaroons.