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The Astor Theatre

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Address: Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
Phone Number: +61 (0)3 9510 1414
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Description: The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces left in the...
The Astor is one of the last single screen movie palaces left in the world, showing movies continuously since being built in 1936, and transporting you to a time when going to the movies was an event.
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One of Melbourne's many gems to gloat about, the Astor Theatre is a must. The last single-screen cinema in the Southern Hemisphere, the Astor boasts the ability to screen movies... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

One of Melbourne's many gems to gloat about, the Astor Theatre is a must. The last single-screen cinema in the Southern Hemisphere, the Astor boasts the ability to screen movies old-style on projectors, as well as keeping the tradition of the Double Feature alive. Cheaper than your average cinema, the Astor is worth the travel from the city, and its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

A favourite haunt & a Melbourne institution! Playing cinema the old fashioned way with double features, intermissions & great old flicks on the big screen! A beautiful deco theatre over 2 levels. Do special screenings & sing a longs, dress ups & theme nights! Fantastic!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I love this this theatre. It brings back so many memories: first dates , boyfriends, girls nights out, the whole box and dice.this beautiful theatre holds many, many memories for me, and I hope the memories go on for a while more!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Was recently able to watch both Scarface and The Good, The Bad and The Ugly here and to see movies of such quality on the big screen is just incredible. The design and layout of the cinema adds to the experience and it will be sad to see it go this year.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I love the Astor and wont hesitate to go there to watch a film. Other than the romance of watching a film in a lovely old theatre, I find the amenities to be excellent. Seats are quite comfortable and prices generally reasonable. I also enjoy the range of classic films and particular genres that can you can see. One of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Old school and seems to coming to a close. There is nowhere like this in Melbourne and how it hasn't been made a protected period piece is beyond me. Still a little time left, go and see on a the real big sreen the classics and cult movies as they were mean to be seen whilst you still can.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Having lived just outside Melbourne for many years, it's amazing that I'd never actually visited the Astor Theatre. However, the chance to see South Pacific in my older years after seeing it first in my mid-teens, inspired this occasion. The theatre lived up to its iconic status. I loved the Art Deco armchairs/decor, as well as the general sense of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Can I start by saying that the time of writing this wonderful place is due to close in a few short months thanks to a greedy landlord and I'm quite angry about that because... I'm just a visitor in Melbourne and indeed Australia but they are so lucky to have a couple of these theatres left. When you are privelaged... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Best go see this as soon as you can, sadly its doors are closing for good very soon. Lots of old movies can be viewed here with lots of double features. Old fashioned choc tops and they still use the film reel and the old chairs. But for history you must come here as there are not many cinemas around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

I love this cinema. It always shows interesting films ranging from the new to the old, many cult classics and sing-a-longs! This cinema oozes nostalgic vibes right down to the bone. The staff are fantastic, the venue is fantastic I can't recommend going here enough. Go and see one of your favorite movies here or even a new release.

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