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Dickinson Theatre Organ Society

44th season
First season in 1969
Has held 260 formal concerts
Next concert: Simon Gledhill, March 9, 7 p.m., Dickinson High School
Silent Film Series: April 7, 3 p.m., “The Black Pirate” starring Douglas Fairbanks, with Don Kinnier accompanying
Daytime concert: April 2
Ticket office: 995-5630
Website: Dtoskimball.org

The Dickinson Kimball Theatre Pipe Organ

Where: John Dickinson High School, 1801 Milltown Road, Wilmington
What: The fourth-largest theater pipe organ in the world
It previously resided in the Boyd Theater in Philadelphia from 1928 to 1969.
Consoles: 2
Chambers: 3
Ranks: 66 (a rank is a set of pipes that sounds like one instrument)
Percussions: 10
Pipes: about 5,000
Longest pipe: 32 feet
Shortest pipe: 1/2 inch