Description: Lanesboro's historic St. Mane Theatre hosts community arts programs and performances.
History: Originally constructed as the Elite Theatre in the early 1900s, this historic venue showcased silent films, with a pianist accompanying the films from the balcony. It was then remodeled and re-opened as the State Theatre, which closed in the 1960s. In 1984, The Lanesboro Arts Council (now Lanesboro Arts) re-opened this charming theatre as the St. Mane Theatre, named for Lanesboro’s Post Master, Mr. Charles St. Mane. Today, the St. Mane Theatre is a vibrant part of the thriving Lanesboro arts community.
The historic auditorium has a stage, 126 seats, and sound, light, and film screening equipment.
Second Floor of the St. Mane Theatre
The second floor of the St. Mane Theatre was recently renovated to include a large open room ideal for classes, meetings, and other events. Comfortably accommodating up to 30 people, the space includes a utility sink, a kitchenette (refrigerator, stove,microwave), eight stools along the counter, three 6-foot tables, and 16 folding chairs.
For more information, contact Sara Baskett at 507-467-2446 or info(at)lanesboroarts.org or visit lanesboroarts.org/st-mane-theatre/space-rental/