9. LIU Brooklyn Owns One of the Last Wurlitzer Organs in New York City

In 1928, Wurlitzer installed a behemoth organ at the Paramount Theater. It was meant for silent films: an operator would sit down and watch the movie while reacting to the onscreen moments live. The ever watchful organist was always on the scene and ready, whether he or she was providing mood music for the screening, playing a musical interlude or adding sound effects to corresponding moments of the film.

Eventually, movies became less silent and the need for an organist diminished. However, when the theater closed and was sold to LIU, the instrument remained. Now it stands as one of only two of its kind in existence, the other being at Radio City Music Hall.