The Theater Formerly Known As Stanley

This is the main chandelier that sits above the Benedum’s balcony. I took this photo after the Benedum staff lowered the chandeliers for cleaning.

The Benedum Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Pittsburgh opened in 1928 as the Stanley Theater.

Every year or so, the Benedum staff lowers the chandeliers for cleaning. Last month, Jonathan and I attended a theater “open house” held during such a cleaning. We saw the chandeliers up close!

The Benedum staff treated us to a short history talk at their open house.

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