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The Empire State Theatre & Musical Instrument Museum presents two silent films, "The Nut" and "Bare Knees," with accompanist Avery Tunningley on the Mighty Wurlitzer Unit Orchestra. The "The Nut" stars Douglas Fairbanks and "Bare Knees" features Virginia Lee Corbin.

The Empire State Theatre & Musical Instrument Museum is located in the Harriet May Mills Art & Home Center on the New York State Fairgrounds.  It was established in 1966 as a Nonprofit and Educational Organization, Chartered by the New York State Board of Regents.  The Wurlitzer organ was built in 1925 for the former RKO Keith’s Theatre in downtown Syracuse where it was used principally for silent film accompaniment and musical interludes.  It was saved and reinstalled permanently in the Empire Theatre at the State Fairgrounds as the centerpiece of the theatre and musical instrument museum.  The museum recently celebrated 51 years of musical entertainment history at the New York State Fair.  More information about the museum is available at or by calling Philip A. Edwards at 315-451-6551.

Venue: Empire Theater

Show Hours: Doors open at 2:30pm, concert starts at 3:00pm

Admission: Non-members - Adults $15.00, Children $2.00 - General seating tickets are available at the door prior to the program

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Contact Phone # : 315.451.6551

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