Happy 90th Birthday, Stanley!


In December 1930, the Stanley opened its doors as a movie house, with a screening of Lilian Gish’s first talkie, One Romantic Night. This movie house-turned-theatrical venue has entertained generations of audiences, and has been a beating heart of the South Granville community.⁠

Since the Arts Club’s acquisition of the building in 1998, the Stanley has hosted over 125 productions, from blockbuster musicals to 20th century classics. ⁠

We can’t wait for the doors of the Stanley to open again – and if you feel the same, please consider donating to the Arts Club this year as theatre companies have been severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Historic information courtesy of The Arts Club.