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The Astor Theatre

Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
+61 3 9510 1414
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I've been twice, and the vintage charm is unbeatable!

I've been twice to the Astor, both times to see documentaries, and the sophistication and charm of... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Elizabeth B
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Melbourne, Australia
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The Astor Cinema has a cafe off its foyer that seems to have a life of its own. On weekends it... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
platypus150
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Melbourne, Australia
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
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Corner Chapel Street and Dandenong Road, Melbourne, Victoria 2004, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been twice to the Astor, both times to see documentaries, and the sophistication and charm of this building is worth the trip! I can just imagine what it was like back in its' infancy. The Astor must have been truly glamorous! I hope they...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Astor Cinema has a cafe off its foyer that seems to have a life of its own. On weekends it opens at noon, while weekdays has it operational from 5:30pm. It is open while the cinema is in operation. It has a wide range...More

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Reviewed March 15, 2018

Love the Astor, it's so iconic. One of the last standing movie theatres of it's kind. Great place for a date night or night of nostalgia. Catch an old classic movie, a new one or some of the more obscure titles of the last few...More

Thank Bec A
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Reviewed February 14, 2018

Went to see the 16 legs documentary here and really enjoyed it! The theatre is lovely and a real experience. Would recommend

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Reviewed February 1, 2018 via mobile

Not because of the best and latest box office hit on maxidrom 3d screens. But because of atmosphere. This cinema has a resident pet cat. Home made popcorn. Chandeliers and a balconie. All in the original 30-style. Love it. Add to this great value for...More

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Reviewed January 5, 2018 via mobile

Highly recommend a trip to the classic Astor Theatre. The tickets are very cheap and the theatre itself is beautifully decorated. It also has its own resident cat! Architecture and theatre buffs can not afford to miss an Astor visit.

Thank Michelle N
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Reviewed December 1, 2017 via mobile

I was blown away with how the cinema has been caught in time. A huge building with one screen. Went to see Wild at Heart and so reminiscent of the cinema that I work at that offers cult screenings, no matter the turn out. Ticket...More

Thank Rosie S
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Reviewed November 7, 2017

The Astor Theatre is a bijou gem, an Art Deco relic saved from "development" and still providing the kind of warm experience of movie-going that the best home theatres aspire to, and the modern multiplexes dream of but fail to deliver. The velvet plush ambience...More

Thank John G
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Look at the schedule well in advance as they have a range of movies. It's like stepping back in time. The seats could be more comfortable but it's an amazing experience. Melbourne is lucky to have the Astor.

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Reviewed September 29, 2017 via mobile

What a fantastic venue and event! Such a great 24 hours we had here dressed in our Potter gear with our pillows and blankets and snacks. The Astor Theatre staff were amazing and we had so much fun at Potterfest, the atmosphere was magic, just...More

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Anne C
January 16, 2015|
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Response from Kate R | Reviewed this property |
Hi Anne The calendar for The Astor is not prepared quite that far ahead. Sadly it also appears the theatre will be closing some time this year, so check their website closer to the time.
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