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The Astor Theatre

Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
+61 (0)3 9510 1414
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Ranked #33 of 211 Attractions in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Theaters, Movie Theaters
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Glamour and old world charm for movies from today and yesterday. The chic tops ice dreams are something else.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Beautiful historic theatre Great choc tops Cake and tea Wine and beer Cool selection of movies - old and new Everyone should go!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Melbourne icon is about to be closed by greedy developers who have made it impossible for this icon to stay open. Old ,lives, new movies, mammoth screen in a lovely Art Deco building. Do it even just to check out the decor.

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Melbourne, Australia
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15 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Step back in time and have an experience. It's a little worn and shabby, but the old girl has grace and style. Great movie selection to choose from, get on-line sessions or better still register off the poster. Best quality ice creams in Melbourne!

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Melbourne, Australia
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48 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

My friends and i love to go to a nostalgic theatre. We always dress up and have a wonderful time at the movies and go and eat afterwards.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

The Astor dates from 1936 and is one of the few surviving big-screen cinemas from the Art Deco era. I'm a member of the Friends of the Astor association (FOTAA) and encourage others who value heritage buildings and cultural history to join, even if they can't get to the theatre often. A huge program of films is screened. Some are... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

A great place to watch an cult classics in sumptuous art deco surroundings. There are often catered events and a decent bar upstairs, with a beautiful balcony so you can people watch below. The resident cat give the place a nice homely feel. If you have long legs, beware - the seats are quite cramped. It has old world charm... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful old cinema, done in Art Deco style, one of the last big cinemas, one screen only, like we used to go to when we were kids, They show an eclectic mix of movies, new, classics, pick up a calendar from outside the cinema. Snack bar is great and I just love the choc tops! Only I always end up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

I have been to the Astor a few times and always marvel at the decor. I love the snack bar with it's different options like slices of cake and fruit. The way the curtain opens at the beginning of the movie takes me back to my childhood. A must to be experienced

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St Kilda, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Great classic movies. Don't expect IMAX but a great old school cinema. Check the movie guide in advance and enjoy some of the best movies ever.

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