Motor City Theatre Organ Society

A Chapter of The American Theatre Organ Society, The Motor City Theatre Organ Society was established to promote the preservation of theatre organs in their original settings. To fulfill that mission, MCTOS owns and operates the Redford Theatre and its original-installation Barton Theatre Pipe Organ.
MCTOS is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization.

2024 MCTOS Board of Directors

John Lauter – President

Steve Overstreet – Vice President

Sharon Picking – Secretary

Bryan Richter – Treasurer

Thom Kinney

Justin P. LaVoie

Jennifer Morris

Michael Rizzo

Cindy Sedlak

Linda Sites

Past Presidents

Al Mason
James Brown
Peter Henkel
Phillip Gorden
Claude Sheridan
David Ullin
John Fischer
Ron Werner

Lawrence Gleason
David Lau
Harold Bellamy
Robert Duerr
Brian Carmody
S. Raymond Nicholl
David Ambory

Tom Hurst
David Ambory
Tom Hurst
Irwin McNiel
Bryan Richter
Dave Calendine
Steve Overstreet
Bryan Richter

Sharon Pearl Picking

Jacob Malbouef

Lisa Grace

The home of the Motor City Theatre Organ Society is the Redford Theatre located at 17360 Lahser Road, Detroit, MI 48219. The 24-hour information phone number is 313-537-2560.

Membership in MCTOS is open to anyone! Ability to play the organ is not a requirement—many of our members cannot even read music! However, if you are interested in preserving the theatre organ or if you have an interest in the restoration/preservation of the historic Redford Theatre, you are welcome to join us. It takes the various talents and interests of many people to operate and restore the theatre. If you have ever thought that you’d like to become involved in skills as diverse as these — stage crew, painting, publicity, plumbing, public relations, electrical, customer service, heating and air conditioning, plastering, advertising — you can find a place at the Redford with virtually no strings attached. If you are looking for a great group to belong to, and a fun place to be involved then the MCTOS and the Redford Theatre are definitely for you!

Membership does not obligate you to volunteer your time and talents. Many members are unable to help physically, but are able to support our mission through their membership dues.
A membership as a  Friend of the Redford costs just $25 and enables you to take part in many of the activities of the organization including the planning and presenting of our shows.
For an additional $50, you can become a full member which adds voting rights, the ability to run for office and membership in our national organization.
Additional membership information can be obtained by mailing a request to: MCTOS Membership Information, 17360 Lahser, Detroit, MI 48219.

A membership application in pdf format can be downloaded by clicking here Download Volunteer PDF