5. Original Organ at the Loews Jersey Wonder Theatre
The Loews Wonder Theatres were truly sights to behold, cathedrals built for the moving picture industry. While four of the Wonder Theatres were located in New York City proper, one was in Jersey City. Although The Wonder Morton pipe organ in the Jersey Wonder Theatre is not the original, a sister organ, created by Robert Hope-Jones for the Loews Paradise Theatre in the Bronx, was installed by the Garden State Theatre Organ Society. Organs replaced the expensive live orchestra entertainment that had been standard. This type of pipe organ is also called a “unit orchestra” because it can produce the sounds of orchestral and percussion instruments.