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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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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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A magnificent picture theatre from the old days. A must visit when in Melbourne !!

We called in on a Saturday afternoon with friends to see "The Wizard of Oz" followed up by "The Beatles - A Hard Days Night". What a treat. The theatre has been beautifully... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Anthony S
Camden, Australia

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Camden, Australia
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40 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We called in on a Saturday afternoon with friends to see "The Wizard of Oz" followed up by "The Beatles - A Hard Days Night". What a treat. The theatre has been beautifully maintained in it's original glory. Service was a little slow, but once you purchase your goodies and take your seat it's a wonderful experience. I reckon it's... More 

Thank Anthony S
Melbourne, Australia
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539 reviews
320 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Astor Theatre is now under the umbrella of the Palace Cinemas group. Fortunately it retains all of its historic features and continues to show a range of older and art house and cult films; some of these films have been restored and are excellent to view on the big screen and hear in their improved form. The Astor also... More 

Thank Alys-Schatzi
Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Gentile and quaint old style theatre going well known to locals and at the top of the Chapel St shopping strip so perhaps them the two together for a matinee or evening show.

Thank LisaDefazio
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174 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015

I love Astor theatre. The location is great, and easily accessible by a short walk from the tram/train stop. Great variety of movie screenings, friendly staff and delicious snacks to purchase before the cinema. Such a beautiful interior!

Thank Tania W
Geelong, Australia
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33 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Comfy chairs, lush carpet, olde world decor and a big screen make a day at the movies a treat. We watched The Great Escape on father's Day and it was a terrific way to spend the day. It's not expensive, the ice creams are delicious and you can have a cold beer or glass of wine too if you prefer.

Thank David M
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850 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

I had never been here and my fiance took me in for a look in the foyer area. It is a grand cinema which has been here since 1936 and operates on a single screen format. Looking forward to going to see a movie now. Lots of patrons were there when we were looking at its gorgeous interior.

Thank Natalie1964
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46 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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 

Thank Briancartmill
Melbourne, Australia
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66 reviews
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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!

Thank Victorian_Visitor
Melbourne, Australia
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85 reviews
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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!

Thank MsLiz64
Melbourne, Australia
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81 reviews
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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.

Thank MitchfromMelbourne

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