Live Poll: Movie Theme Song Played on a Theater Organ

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What theme song from a major film would you most enjoy hearing played on a theater organ?


This poll was inspired by Mister_Milich and his friend organist Jonathan Ortloff, who performs “Springtime for Hitler” from “The Producers” for the Eastern Massachusetts Chapter of the American Theatre Organ Society at the Shanklin Music Hall in Groton. -heard/

Jonathan Ortloff Plays Springtime for Hitler

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01 The Producers (1967) - "Springtime for Hitler"
02 The Wizard of Oz (1939) - "Over the Rainbow"
03 Star Wars (1977) - "Star Wars Title Theme"
04 Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966) - "Theme from the Good, The Bad an the Ugly"
05 The Magnificent Seven (1960) - "Theme from the Magnificent Seven"
06 The Pink Panther (1963) - "The Pink Panther Theme"
07 The Bridge on the River Kwai (1957) - "Colonel Bogey March"
08 Lawrence of Arabia (1962) - "Lawrence of Arabia Theme"
09 Rocky (1976) - "Eye of the Tiger"
10 Ghost Busters (1984) - "Ghostbusters Theme"
11 Flashdance (1983) - "Maniac"
12 Footloose (1984) - "Footloose"
13 The Phantom of the Opera (2004) - "The Phantom of the Opera"
14 A Star Is Born (1976) - "Evergreen"
15 A Summer Place (1959) - "Theme from A Summer Place"
16 Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - "Theme from Raiders of the Lost Ark"
17 E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) - "Theme from E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial"
18 Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) - "Theme from Close Encounters of the Third Kind"
19 From Russia with Love (1963) - "From Russia with Love: Main Theme"
20 The Godfather (1972) - "The Godfather: Love Theme"
21 Superman (1978) - "Superman - Main Theme"
22 The Exorcist (1973) - "The Exorcist - Tubular Bells"
23 Gone with the Wind (1939) - "Theme from Gone with the Wind"
24 Doctor Zhivago (1965) - "Lara's Theme"
25 Psycho (1960) - "Theme from Psycho"
26 Exodus (1960) - "Theme from Exodus"
27 The Great Escape (1963) - "Theme from The Great Escape"
28 The Thomas Crown Affair (1968) - "The Windmills of Your Mind"
29 Romeo and Juliet (1968) - "Theme from Romeo and Juliet"
30 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) - "Also sprach Zarathustra (Thus Spoke Zoroaster), tone poem for orchestra, Op. 30"
31 Deliverance (1972) - "Dueling Banjos"
32 Jaws (1975) - "Theme from Jaws"
33 Star Trek: The Motion Picture (1979) - "Theme from Star Trek: The Motion Picture"
34 Schindler's List (1993) - "Theme from Schindler's List"
35 Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - "Theme from Murder on the Orient Express"

This poll is at the maximum of 35 choices. If there are other suggestions and sufficient interest, I will suggest a second version of this poll.

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Thank you for the great post.

While creating this poll I listened to and viewed many of the TPO performances on YouTube that you mention. I specifically did not mention the existence of these performances so I would not bias the poll.

Thank you for the recommendation. I had not heard or seen either of these performances:

Star Wars Symphonic Suite--Jelani Eddington at the Sanfilippo Wurlitzer

The Deadwood Stage performed by Richard Hills

Jonathan Ortloff, the talented organist who plays "Springtime for Hitler" on the theater organ at at the Shanklin Music Hall in Groton, is the friend of one of the other regular contributors to this the IMDb Poll message board, Mister_Milich.

Unfortunately, I have only seen a few live performances on real theater organs. I hope to eventually remedy this.
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