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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 #44 of 203 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, Australia
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1,000 reviews 1,000 reviews
838 attraction reviews
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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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33 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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Melbourne, Australia
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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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Melbourne
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

AMazing art deco cinema, that shows double bills for less than the average price for 1 film! Also has legendary choc tops which do not fail to deliver.

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Geelong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Really cool, retro movie theatre/cinmea. Takes you back of the good old days of going to the movies - plush curtains, lobby, proper movie ushers, etc.

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Essendon, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Whether you're seeing a silent classic, a double feature from Hollywood's Golden era or even a contemporary movie, the atmosphere is priceless. A comfortable musty feel pervades the space, the popcorn is fresh and delicious and the architecture genuine. I loved it in my uni days and now loving it again now I can take my kids, my friends, as... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013 via mobile

What a great setting for a double horror movie flick . It is an old theatre, staff and tickets are all kept in 30's? Style theme. Service was quick and friendly. Fantastic prices , and you can even have a "coldie". Excellent value for money.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2013

I have been a patron at the Astor for many years and love the place. It is the last of the REAL movie theatres, where you can see a double feature, have an Astor icecream at interval and chat with your friends or other patrons about the shows. It is showing its age, but has aged gracefully and still has... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

classic environment, beer and popcorn in an old world theater ! Audience joined in with the obligatory actions, singalong, etc

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