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Thursday, June 21st – Albemarle Opera House

The Albemarle Opera House is above Starnes Jewelry Store and Satin and Lace.

At Albemarle City Hall on June 21st, the Historical Society of Stanly County and the Stanly County Museum will present a program on the history of the Albemarle Opera House.

Make Reservations Now

There is no cost for the program, but you are asked to make reservations if you plan to attend. The program will be held in the Community Room of the City Hall. Space is limited. The presentation time is 6:30 pm. Once the program is completed, the Opera House will be open for the attendants to view.

To make reservations please call the Stanly County Museum at 704-986-3777. Or, you can email

About The Program

Lewis Bramlett will present the program. He is the great-grandson of F. E. Starnes, Sr., who was one of the original owners of the Opera House. When Lewis was a teenager he worked at Starnes Jewelry Store.  There he developed a fascination with the Albemarle Opera House. He heard many stories about it from members of his family. He has extensively researched the facility, events that took place there and businesses that occupied other portions of the building. He will share his knowledge on June 21st.

The Opera House is located on West Main Street above Starnes Jewelry Store and the Satin and Lace store. The entrance is located between the two businesses.

Don’t miss it!

Inside the Albemarle Opera House

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