Land of Lincoln Theatre Organ Society Tours

Did you share a first date in the balcony of the Coronado?  Maybe even a first kiss?

Did you spend your Saturdays as a kid watching movies at the Coronado?

Have you been coming to the Coronado for years, but always wondered how it would feel to stand on stage?

Now's your chance to tour Rockford's Crown Jewel, the Coronado Theatre!

 LOLTOS will offer Tours upon availability of the theater. Group tours cannot be scheduled more than 30 days in advance due to the active events at the theater.

If you would like to schedule a tour, or be put on a waiting list for a group tour, please email LOLTOS at and we will contact you with the next tour date.

Tours include: The Grande Barton Theatre Organ played by a LOLTOS member, an atmospheric show, the organ chamber, Van Matre-Owners Art Deco Apartment circa 1927, Stars and Chorus Dressing Rooms, Stage area, audience chamber, and more.

Tours last 2 hours. Please be prepared for a walking tour, albeit, we are Handicap Assessable. For tour, please arrive 15 minutes early.

Group Tours of 20 or more can be made by reservation only. Group tour price is $5 per person with a minimum of $100.

Private tours of all the 'nooks and crannies' of the Coronado Theatre are available. They must be scheduled in advance. The cost is $10 per person. Please e-mail for more information or to schedule a tour.

Halloween Time, LOLTOS Spirited Ghost Tours

We are pleased to announce that LOLTOS will again resume the tradition of Halloween Tours for 2018.

Dates and times to be announced at a later date.

Organ Socials

Land of Lincoln Theatre Organ Society Saturday Organ Socials

LOLTOS Saturday morning Organ Socials at the Coronado Theatre start promptly at 9:30 AM. 

Coffee and treats are supplied prior to the Organ concert from 10AM - 11AM with an open console afterwards for those who wish to play the organ under the guidance of their Organist.

These programs feature lively and listenable popular music, much of it from the 1920s, '30s and '40s, when the theatre pipe organ RULED. We hope that many people throughout the Rockford area and beyond will come and hear a pipe organ replete with a large collection of real percussion instruments and special effects, much different from a concert of church organ. 

No cost and no reservations necessary (Donations welcome).


LOLTOS Organ Social Dates for the 2017-2018:

April 7th ...................Organist Jay Warren

April 28th .................Organist Dennis Scott


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