The newly-launched Stanley’s Film Club, which will open with a screening of Asif Kapadia's hit documentary Amy on 7 October, is a community film club in the beautiful surroundings of Stanley Halls in the heart of South Norwood. Stanley Halls is a Grade II listed Edwardian arts venue in South Norwood, very close to Norwood Junction station, comprising an art gallery, theatre hall and assembly rooms. The building was donated and designed for the people of South Norwood by William Ford Robinson Stanley (1829-1909), a prominent local inventor, industrialist and philanthropist. Truly a stunning venue for a film club.
The SFC aims to screen films on the first Wednesday of every month, complemented by a bar serving craft beer and snacks. Screenings take place on the balcony in the main theatre hall, which comes complete with plush, tiered vintage cinema seating for around 50 people.