Wednesday 19 August 2009


The Stanley is an Art Deco theatre in the Moorish style. Built as a cinema, it operated from 1930 to the early 90s. After sitting empty for some time it was purchased through a fund raising campaign.

The cinema was renovated to become the third live theatre venue for the Arts Club in 1998.

The neon maple leaf was the logo of the cinema chain which ran the theatre for many years, Famous Players.

Photographing neon is a bit of tricky business. Next time I'll take my tripod.


Virginia said...

Nah, you don't need a tripod. You did a great job on this grand old signage!

Anonymous said...

Lovely, lovely neon