Motor City Theatre Organ Society

The 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.

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.


2017 MCTOS Officers

Dave Calendine – President
Ralph Morris Jr. – Vice President
Liam Neary – Treasurer
Bob Briese – Assistant Treasurer
Oren Walther – Secretary


2017 MCTOS Board of Directors

Mark Baum
Dave Calendine
Bill Deyo
Thomas Hurst
Ralph Morris Jr.
Liam Neary
Steve Overstreet
Cindy Sedlak
Linda Sites
Merritt Solomon
Oren Walther


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

Membership in MCTOS is open to anyone regardless of age, gender, or race. 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 sound or if you have an interest in the restoration/preservation of the historic Redford Theatre building, 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 dreamt 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