HOWARD Beaumont will be on familiar ground when he heads for the Rex Cinema in Elland next weekend.
Howard, who is from Halifax, starts the new organ concert season at the Rex on Sunday January 15 at 2.30pm.
He began learning the piano at the age of seven and soon graduated to the organ. In the late 1960s, when there began a craze for home organs, Howard became an organ demonstrator.
Howard soon turned fully professional, touring the UK in cabaret. He later entertained passengers aboard luxury liners in the USA and while there he discovered the mighty Wurlitzer at the Radio City Music Hall in New York.
Spurred on by his new-found interest in cinema organs, Howard began playing them at various venues in Britain including the Odeon, Leicester Square.
In recent years, he has become well-known as the resident organist at the Scarborough Spa Complex. He is regularly featured on the radio programme, The Organist Entertains.
The concert starts at 2.30pm, tickets are £4.10.